Lauryn Hill releases new single upon release from prison

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner just completed three months in jail for tax evasion

Published October 4, 2013 1:49PM (EDT)

On the eve of her release from prison, eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill has released a new single called "Consumerism."

Hill, who spent three months in prison for failing to pay up to $1 million in taxes over the past decade, is to be released on Friday. The rapper's new single attacks commercialism, corporate greed, ageism, sexism, racism and fascism. Rolling Stone describes the track as a "laundry list of societal ills over a chaotic rhythm that's more Death Grips than 'Killing Me Softly.'"

Hill, who hasn't released an album since 2002's live album, "MTV Unplugged No. 2.0," is reportedly working on another record with Sony.

By Prachi Gupta

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