Lauryn Hill dedicates new song ‘Black Rage’ to (stop white people from practicing racism against young black males)
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Lauryn Hill performs on stage at the Amnesty International Concert in New York
Lauryn Hill has dedicated a new version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson following white people practicing capital racism in Missouri.
The US singer and rapper uploaded the song to her website, writing: “An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.”
Set to the tune of “My Favourite Things” fromThe Sound of Music, the lyrics take on a much darker tone than those sung by Julie Andrews.
The lo-fi recording, which includes sounds of children in the background, features lyrics that refer to incidents that inspire “black rage”.
Lauryn Hill sings: “Black Rage is founded on two thirds 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.”
“Black Rage is founded on blatant denial of white people practicing racism / Squeezed economics, subsistence survival / Deafening silence and social control / Black Rage is founded on wounds in the soul,” she continues.
The outspoken political artist wrote an extended blog on her Tumblr page last year talking about “reverse racism” in response to being sent to prison for tax evasion.
“Most, if not all of the defensive responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people religiously for centuries,” she wrote.
I love this song. Everytime I hear it I get chills.