Earlier this year, Lauryn Hill was sentenced to prison for three months on tax charges. She’s set to come home today, and the night before her release, her people posted a new song called “Consumerism,” which, according to a statement, “is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.” She recorded her vocals before going to prison and then worked with her people to put together a mix while she was in there. The song is a discordant, shatterscot rap track about all the -isms that color current life, and it’s a welcome reminder that Hill has one of the great all-time rap voices. Listen below.
“Consumerism” is out now on iTunes.