Lauryn Hill: Black Rage (Sketch)
on 24 August 2014
After the recent shooting of unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, controversy ensued with race relations at the forefront. An outpouring of responses came in from various stakeholders and commentators, but few hold the power, creativity and simplicity of Lauryn Hill's "Black Rage (Sketch)." Set to the tune of "My Favorite Things," the lo-fi track was recorded in the artist's living room. It's the first we've heard from Hill—who rose to fame in the late '90s with the Fugees—in nearly a year, but her perspective is a welcome one and her astute lyrical work is as sharp as ever.