Lauryn Hill was on Friday released from prison … and she marked her release by dropping a new single Consumerism.
The ex Fugees singer was jailed for three months for tax evasion back in July 8. She was accused of not paying taxes on more than $1.8 million in income she made between 2005 and 2007.
According to her attorney, Lauryn was released a few days early partly for good behavior. As part of the 1-year probation, she will be confined to her home for three months.
In Consumerism, Lauryn speeds through a rap talking about the ills of the modern sociey. Writing on her Tumblr blog, she notes:
‘I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.’