In response to the events in Ferguson, Ms. Lauryn Hill has released her spoken-word diatribe “Black Rage,” which she debuted on stage during her “Life Is Good/Black Rage” joint tour with Nas in 2012.
“An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO,” said Ms. Hill.
She interpolates the classic Christmas tune “My Favorite Things” into a sketch about suffering and hatred.
“When the dogs bite, when the beatings, when I’m feeling sad / I simply remember all these kinds of things / And then I don’t fear so bad,” she sings.
Listen to her poignant song and read the full lyrics below.