Pass Or Play: Lauryn Hill Releases “Neurotic Society” Out Of Nowhere!

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May 5, 2013 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
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Paul Smith/ WENN

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:

Hello All:

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

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.

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  • Candacey Doris

    can’t help but love it even if this is not what she wanted to do. Reminds you of when hip hop was good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melody.carroll.50 Melody Carroll

    shes back cant wait for the album

  • http://www.facebook.com/sistagirlex LaTorya Brooks Ceruti

    Play, play, play and then repeat!! This is classic LBoogie! Just need her to stay focused and give her true diehard fans what they have been waiting for, more great music like this.

  • Sarah B

    Def PLAY.

  • music lover

    Pass-she can do way better than this. No continuaty. Background beats too noisy. Sounds like something you hear people singing in the subway for spare change. She can do better. Sounds like it was put together in ten minutes.

  • FromUR2UB

    Well, she did say she released it before she felt ready. Definitely displays her enormous talent, but I was hoping to hear her sing.

  • blackwomenwhitemendatingcom

    People are so selfish. She was forced to put out this record. She has
    six children that are way more important than our musical fixes. Let her
    live.

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  • Chey

    Play. Now on a side note: MN…could y’all PLEASE do something about these never ending ads?! Every time I go to a new article i hear “Microphone check one two one two!!” Like….please. Really.

  • Devon Henderson

    Pass. It’s unfocused no direction. Rambling not a complete
    thought, she’s done better.

  • Barbara Travis

    IT’S TIME OUT FOR BABBLING AND CURSING. IT DEFILES THE SOUL
    AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT LAURYN

  • Barbara Travis

    sONY IS ONLY PLAYING UPON LAURYN’S DESEPARATION. sHE HAS HAD
    TO EAT EVERYTHING SHE SAID ABOUT GETTING OUT. NOW SHE IS SCRAMBLING TRYING TO
    GET BACK IN. LOOK WHAT THE INDUSTRY CAN DO TO A DESEPARATE ENTERTAINER. SO WHAT
    IF YOU SING ABOUT THE PROBLEMS AND TURN AROUND AND BOW TO THE SAME ONE THAT YOU
    ARE SINGING ABOUT FOR A DOLLAR. WHO IS ZOOMING WHO????

  • Marguerite

    play

  • jak

    PLAY please Play, this is the hip hop I grew up on. Someone dropping lyrics who has a vocabulary that alone is mindblowing these days.

  • http://twitter.com/ChristiKennedy Christina K

    Her lyrics are on point, definitely play- but my sister is in pain and her ‘fans’ are just drooling to get the music. People are so selfish. She was forced to put out this record. She has six children that are way more important than our musical fixes. Let her live.

No thanks