Ms. Lauryn Hill has a message for the rebels.
On Saturday (Oct. 15), after performing as part of TIDAL X: 1015 and getting praise from Nicki Minaj, L-Boogie released a new version of “Rebel / I Find It Hard to Say,” a tune she first premiered during 2002’s “MTV Unplugged” as “I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel).”
“Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now,” she tweeted. “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
The song references bad times and demands truth. “I find it hard to say that everything is alright,” she sings. “Don’t look at me that way, like everything is alright / ‘Cause my own eyes can see through all your false pretenses / What you fail to see is all the consequences.”
It also ends with a call to action. “What I gotta say is rebel,” she sings. “While today is still today, choose well, And what I gotta say is rebel.”
Listen to “Rebel/I Find It Hard to Say” below.