On Oct. 4 singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was released from prison in Danbury, Conn. after serving three months for not paying her taxes. Hill will now begin a one year probation period, and out of that year she will spend the first three months on home confinement. The same day of her release from prison she debuted a new song entitled "Consumerism" on her official Facebook page, and you can listen to legally for free here.
The song was finished while Hill was in prison, and it was supposed to be released while she was still incarcerated. Hill ended up getting our of prison early due to good behavior. The song is just under five minutes long, and in just one day it has already been listened to over 200,000 times.
On her official Facebook page Hill wrote, "Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it."