When you are locked into contracts and legal battles, sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
On Saturday, without anyone knowing it was going to happen, Lauryn Hill dropped a song on her Tumblr page called “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix).” I’m just going to put it out there now: it took a lot of focus for me to drown out the beat so I could understand what she was actually rapping about.
“Neurotic Society,” simply put, talks about the state of the world as Lauryn – and many others see it. She believes the world is surviving because the people choose to be ignorant to a lot of things and focus on a “fake” world that isn’t of importance. Further, children are being taken advantage of and losing their innocence and quite frankly, many of us would agree with that.
Still, where in the world did this song come from? Well, when Lauryn posted it on Tumblr, she added the following message:
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!
Again, the electronic beat situation is “the most” but if you can get past it, you just might agree with the message:
Let us know what you think! By the way, if you do love it, “Neurotic Society” is available for purchase on iTunes.