Hear Lauryn Hill’s “Black Rage (Sketch),” Dedicated To Ferguson
Lauryn Hill has shared a demo for a song called “Black Rage,” which she’s been performing live since at least 2012. “Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO,” Hill tweeted out along with the song, dedicating it to Ferguson. The track has a political message that turns Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” on its head. It starts out, “Black rage is founded on two-thirds of a person/ Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens/ Black human packages tied up in strings/ Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.” You can listen to the song and read the lyrics below.
Lyrics, via Hill’s Tumblr: