Lauryn Hill Extends Tour, Pays Tribute to Fela Kuti

Ms. Lauryn Hill with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 , filmed at the Fela Kuti Tribute in Paris, on September 8, 2016.

Tour Dates MLH - Diaspora Calling

11-15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
11-16 Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
11-27 Austin, TX - Moody Theater
11-29 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec
12-01 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
12-06 St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey
12-08 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
12-09 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
12-11 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
12-13 Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
12-15 Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
12-18 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
01-31 Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
02-02 Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center For The Arts
02-04 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
02-06 Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
02-07 Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
02-09 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
02-14 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
02-23 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre
02-25 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
04-28 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheater


Ms. Lauryn Hill LIVE: "Rebel/I Find It Hard To Say (Version)"

A new version of "Rebel/I Find It Hard To Say" has appeared.
Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill perform the new version off of the 2002 MTV Unplugged album below.

"Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now: sick and tired of being sick and tired,” Hill previously wrote of the song in a statement.


Ms. Lauryn Hill - Consumerism

New song is here: Consumerism.

Download: iTunes

In her own words:

“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. 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 its level.”


Ms. Lauryn Hill – Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)

New song is here: Neurotic Society.
Download now on iTunes or Amazon.com

In her own words:
Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked! - MLH

source: http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/



We're living in a joke time
Metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men
Run the whole world men
All drug and debauchery
Old world brutality
Cold world kills softly
Whole world works savagely
Greedy men and pride fiends
Program TV screens
Quick scamming drag queens
Real life that blasphemes
Think twice this past dream
Crime, if you ask clean
Quick, fast, the poison has entered the bloodstream

Psychological massacre
Consequence is a tragedy
Mythological characters
Men and women as parody
Superficial vanity
Borderline insanity
Out of order humanity
Crime committed so passively

Desperados and casualties
Corporations want batteries
Explanations and strategies
Domination and mastery
Owned Jones and they bankrupt
Grown people so corrupt
Black stores and yellow men
Junkies and popularity
Culture so independent
Vultures scavenge reality
Past feeling depravity
Decaying social cavity
Preying on human ignorance
Popular immorality

Sympathy disease head
Population misled
Self indulgent past dead
Absence of the God head
Pimps, pushers and harlotry
Neoptism, no artistry
Despotism and piracy
Desperation, dishonesty
Physicist is your policy
No money, less equality
Inflated global ego
Imitating reality
Fuel cycle, you pharaoh!
Poisonous frozen arrows
Hypo-critics on salary
Idle hands: devil's agency
Predisposed to complacency
Jealous and audacity
Contagious social gluttony
Stages of mass malignity
Epidemic deception
Generation and atrophy
Glam life and death
Scam life and editors
By product of neglect
Children hiding from predators
Absence of self-respect
Phony, scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someone's expense

Sensitive children
Used up as sacrifice
Blind to the consequence
Smoked up in dope pipes
Ecstasy, fast life
Recklessly past life
Narcotics and cash fights
Benefactors turned actors
Addictions, triple captors
Experience manufacture

It's like post war
They're looking for the communists
And who the Marxists is
Ten thousand pictures on Facebook
It's like the pot calling the kettle 'narcissist'
C'mon really?
Saying, "the devil"
But you're the chief arsonist
Hypocrites can't even see their own part in this
No reflection. Vampire paradigm
No introspection
This star, that star rants; has a breakdown
Three months before pure obsession
Picture can't take down
Children, it's a shakedown
They're just looking for a sacrifice
They've been doing this before
Bobby Darin sang "Mack the Knife"
Before James Dean's car did a jackknife
Perhaps, it's because they lack life
Or Lack guts
Never confuse the head with the butt
"Opinions are like assholes and most of them stink"
I was told by a woman, so rethink
Don't ever let them lead you to drink
Lead you to doubt
Lead you to fall
Get up stand up
Cast Lucifer out
Shake it up, baby
Watch them twist it and shout
Insecure assholes, looking for a ticket
To ride on somebody like the picket
It's fucking wicked!
Shame on 'em

Sick cycle psychology
In desperate need of psychiatry
Exorcism, sobriety, forcing social lobotomy
People stuck in dichotomies
Pseudo sicko anxiety
Serial criminals dressed in Variety
Social transvestism
Subliminal dressed up as piety
Transference, projections like Cartesian images
Robbing innocence, stealing inheritance
Quiet victims with no defense
Betrayed over dollars and cents
Maladjusted and ignorant
Malediction and dissonance
Too much addiction
No consciousness
Don't trust it!
This cosmology's busted!
Broken and returns to the dusted
Thinks it's corruption
Oppression, deceit
Abuse and repeat
They don't feel complete
Unless they're robbing the sheep
Man is not a product!
If you call him that...then STOP IT!


Ms. Lauryn Hill premiers new song "BLACK RAGE"

"Black Rage" by Lauryn Hill

I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don’t fear so bad…

Black rage is founded who fed us self hatred
Lies and abuse while we waited and waited
Spiritual treason
This grid and its cages
Black rage was founded on these kinds of things

Black rage is founded on dreaming and draining
Threatening your freedom
To stop your complaining
Poisoning your water
While they say its raining
Then call you mad
For complaining, complaining
Old time bureaucracy
Drugging the youth
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth
Murder and crime
Compromise and distortion
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress
Such human contortion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

So when the dog bites
And the ceilings
And I’m feeling mad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don’t fear so bad

Free enterprise
Is it myth or illusion
Forcing you back into purposed confusion
Black human trafficking
Or blood transfusion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things
Victims of violence
Both psyche and body
Life out of context IS living ungodly
Politics, politics
Greed falsely called wealth
Black rage is founded on denying of self
Black human packages
Tied and subsistence
Having to justify your very existence
Try if you must
But you can’t have my soul
Black rage is founded on ungodly control
So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I’m feeling so sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don’t feel so bad