Two chilling pieces from two perspectives, both are important and we should listen, hear and consider.
Lauryn Hill Releases a Chilling Dedication to Michael Brown (Audio)
The collective voices of outrage at the death of Michael Brown continue to grow in Hip-Hop. Lauryn Hill is the latest to stand in protest, at least in her music. Her song “Black Rage” is set to the tune of the Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things” but it is far from a list of pleasantries. Instead, Ms. Hill talks about many of the atrocities in life that fuel Black rage and, in turn, give her perspective about her own life. This is one of her most haunting works to date.
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
Squeezed economics, subsistence survival
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