“Out of order humanity / crime committed so passively / desperadoes and causalities / corporations want batteries,” the legendary femcee spits at a rapid-fire pace, backed by heavy escalating drums.
In fact, Lauryn is dropping so much thought-provoking verbiage at such an accelerated rate that you will definitely need several listens.
“Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline,” said Lauryn’s note that accompanied the release. She continued:
“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!”
While the reception seems to be overwhelmed with complaints about how the song doesn’t remind some fans enough of L-Boogie’s 1998 Grammy Award-winning Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, one commenter fittingly paraphrases Jay-Z: “Niggas want her old shit, buy her old album.”
In any case, hopefully this means Lauryn is bouncing back, and will soon release a sophomore studio album into our “neurotic toxic society.” Enjoy the new track below and buy it on iTunes.
Listen: Lauryn Hill – “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”