new music: hip hop and soul icon ms. lauryn hill releases updated version of “rebel/i find it hard to say”

October 17, 2016

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s brand of musicianship centers truth and resistance over anything else. In the wake of constant police brutality protests nationwide, it’s hard to imagine that a song from 2002 could be quite so relevant, but “Rebel/I Find It Hard To Say” is just as poignant today as it was when Ms. Lauryn Hill first performed it on MTV Unplugged 2.0. In a statement released alongside the track, Lauryn Hill says, “Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now: sick and tired of being sick and tired.” We can’t agree more. Stream the song, available exclusively through Tidal, in full below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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