Lauryn Hill Shares Song for Ferguson

ROTHBURY, MI - JUNE 28: The Lauryn Hill Incident performs on Day 3 of the 2014 Electric Forest Festival on June 28, 2014 in Rothbury, Michigan. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Electric Forest)
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Inspired by the events in Ferguson, last night Lauryn Hill tweeted a “sketch” version of “Black Rage,” a song she has been performing live for a few years. A reworking of “My Favorite Things,” Hill examines “black rage” from the perspective of its cause, powerfully singing, “Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person / rapings and beating and suffering that worsens / black human packages tied up in strings.” Listen and read the full lyrics below.

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Lauryn Hill Shares Song for Ferguson