Lauryn Hill Says She Was "Required" To Release "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)"

Ms. Lauryn Hill releases a statement, explaining the circumstances surrounding the release of "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)."

Yesterday (Saturday, May 4), Ms. Lauryn Hill released "Neurotic Society (Cumpulsory Mix)." Along with the track, Ms. Hill released a statement, explaining that she was "required" to release the song "immediately." 

"Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline," she wrote on her Tumblr page. "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." 

Lauryn Hill's legal deadline refers to tax problems she has been facing. As reported in late April, Hill was given two weeks to repay tax debt. Her new deadline became May 6. 

Hill's displeasure with the circumstances surrounding this song's release also had to do with the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly.

"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!"

Since the news about her tax woes originally broke, Hill signed a deal with Sony to release new music. "Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released," she said in a statement in late April. "And yes, I am working on new music." 

RELATED: Judge Gives Lauryn Hill Two Weeks To Repay Tax Debt

83 Comments

  • lil Wayne

    Anybody need they dicks sucked

  • goat

    Lauryn Hill & Nas = Greatest Lyricists in Hip Hop

  • ralph

    Is that a pic of Jones from Police Academy?

  • FREDDYYY

    oprah loose free ,like they say how come u dont let any burnt folks on your show haaa, those boys are lost and yes micheal likes worms haaaa candy worms for hollweennn

  • Anonymous

    She was concerned about Wednesday's loss? 2 completely different genres of hip-hop.

  • Anonymous

    Damm what happened to Lauren? She looks like a dude now.

  • Anonymous

    You'd think she would have had a good song to release after 15 years.

  • Killah Casp

    Anybody need they dicks sucked?

  • REAL TALK

    Co-sign 100% Completly true about the buthurt fan(stan) The best one I keep seeing is anybody who is critical of someone on this site is called a "hater" just because they dont agree with the stan. LOL

  • Anonymous

    she should start a group with scarface and dead prez and call it Honkie Killaz

  • To Lauren's No.1 troll, keyboard warrior

    HaHaha. I just scrolled down the comments and noticed theres a very sad,sad individual replying to every negative comment about poor OLD lauren. It doesnt seem like they have much of a brain tho, as there only comeback is to repeat what the origanal poster said to them. Do us all a favour and hang yoself fag, Lauren is a dumb crack ho, gutta slut who's so smart that she cant even pay her taxes or her rent and she's married to a bum. Your just gonna have to live with the fact that not everybody thinks this old ugly azz bitch is GOD and nobody wants to hear a rushed album she's putting out just to pay for her idiocy.

    • Anonymous

      Lauryn Hill is GREATER than that TRAILER TRASH drug addict Marshall Mathews...

    • 614grind=Buthurt stan

      ^^^^^^ This is exactly what the first poster is talking about, a buthurt obsessed fan running to the rescue after somebody says something negative about their idol, lol. He wasn't trying to give any kind of analysis, all he did was point out some FACTS. The way some people talk about celebrities its as if they are imperfect, without any kind of flaws lol, wake up.

    • 614grind

      Ignorant and lazy analysis. Her financial business has nothing to do with her intelligence or artistic ability. If you don't dig her shit, cool. If it's too complex for you, cool. But calling her out her name simply because you don't feel her shit is corny.

    • REAL TALK

      Co-sign 100% Completly true about the buthurt fan(stan) The best one I keep seeing is anybody who is critical of someone on this site is called a "hater" just because they dont agree with the stan. LOL.

  • TD

    just went to another site to read lyrics... Lauryn is a LYRICAL BEAST. She is the top lyricist right now. But the production seems unmastered. She needs Pharell or Kanye to produce her since Kanye wants to work with her anyway.

  • Anonymous

    if some of you guys are hating on lauryn, just spark up a blunt and listen to the score by the fugees without skipping any songs....not a bad song, not a bad verse, not a bad beat...in my top 5 hip hop albums of all time.......1). Ezlhi- The Preface, 2) jay-z reasonable doubt, 3). Fugees- The Score, 4) Thug Life: Vol. 1 (2pac)..and 5) Beats Rhymes and Life -Tribe called Quest.....maybe not your top 5 but thats mine, possibly because it brings back a lot of memories when i listened to these albums religiously...Im only 20 so its not like i was into these when they first came, but im also not the kind of dude that will complain that this song is too old like my generation does constantly..good music is good music, doesnt matter if its from 2013 or 1913

  • Anonymous

    who cares if shes racist ( even though none of you guys really know if she is). she has one of the most beautiful voices in the world...literally the only connection any of us have with her is through music. why do people have to be all up in other peoples business and shit. fuck TMZ and everything that is associated with that type of bullshit

    • GOAT

      Lauryn Hill is easily one of the top 5 lyricists alive ....... but this beat is not working. INCEDIBLE LYRICIST THOUGH... better than Eminem & Jay Z... the female NAS. Anyway, for all the racist Howard Stern fans that are repeating the rumor she said something about white people in her MTV interview with Carson Daily.... STOP LYING!! haters.... Carson/MTV released the transcript ... that BIGOT Eminem and that BIGOT Howard Stern lied about her... her mgr was white at the time.. she didnt say nothin about trailer trash. lol .... stop lying....... Eminem and Stern are the REAL BIGOTS...

  • Anonymous

    why do you guys hating so much? yea, she has tax problems but i bet she still has more money then every person that left a negative comment combined.........im just happy shes releasing new music, she is my favorite voice in all of music...just behind her is nina simone,otis redding, sam cooke, and aretha (yea, shes the only one that can rap out of those 5)

  • Fuck Haiti

    I'll forever blame Wyclef Jean for fucking with this woman's mind.

  • Truth Hurts

    i love how some guy is replying to every comment that says something negative about her. she's racist, and not because of what she said about the music industry.. thats just scratching the surface. but if you listen to her she's clearly a racist. outside of that she has a positive message and makes real hip hop though how you sell millions and millions of albums, and have tax problems? obama ruined the economy and taxes are higher but damn, cmon now..

    • LIAR

      What are you talking about ? What did she say about the industry that was racist?? SOURCE UR COMMENT. YOU CANNOT SOURCE IT B/C SHE NEVER SAID IT. The internet had the same rumor at the time about Tommy Hilfigur and some black people believed that rumor that he said something racist but he never did. Howard Stern made up a rumor... eminem repeated it in his lyrics and his dumb fans believed the internet rumor he was spreading... well Eminem called his ex black girlfriend a racist slur so get upset with Eminem and call him a racist first. Stop lying about Lauryn... you have nothin to back up ur lies but internet rumors... no actual interview to source tho cuz she NEVER said it and you know it.

    • hs

      although i do believe some of what u say but u cant just blame "obama" honestly this country started to go in the shit hole LONG before that nigga was born...Its too bad things cant change with racism, It can but every one has to work together and most people can even do that...

  • Truth Hurts

    she has a positive message except the whole being a racist thing

  • Anonymous

    Didn't this broad sell like 17 million copies off of one album??? LOL and still she's having all these problems

  • Anonymous

    scarface and this bitch would make a good couple two racist ugly bitches that complain all day.

  • Anonymous

    "Hill's displeasure with the circumstances surrounding this song's release also had to do with the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly" The release of this song killed Daddy Mac?

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    racist bimbo

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    fuck this crackhead looking slut

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    what a bald bitch

  • Bobyahed2dis

    Nicki would ether this bitch son, nickis words would be hollow points going at this has been

    • Anonymous

      hahahahahahaha this is the most ridiculous comment ive heard in awhile...when you say that i guarentee you have never listened to the score by the fugees..by far the best rapping by a female in hip hop history....oh yea, and she also has a solo album that is a classic..Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is in any real hip hop fans top 25 albums of all time

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Good joke. Nicki can't ether anyone. Lauryn would destroy that stupid hoe.

  • Anonymous

    fuck this racist whore

  • YMCMB OVA ERRYTHANGGG

    PAY YOUR TAXES YOU UGLY IRRELEVENT BITCH THAT COULD NEVER GET ON NICKIS LEVEL

  • Anonymous

    female Andre 3000 got damn!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Man, she's off her rocker lol

  • Anonymous

    She could have gotten a better beat from premier. I'm sure it wouldnt have been hard for her to get a better beat. that beat was sack. smh!

  • Anonymous

    the greatest female mc of all time. fact!!!

  • Anonymous

    Man i dont know what kind of dope yall smoking but yall need to stay off that bullshit this woman went the FUCK OFF!!!!!

  • BP

    Stupid azz ho, get cancer soon please.

    • ????????

      "tellyour to mama cancer too. ok" What? Lol typical idiot obsessed groupie replying to every negative comment. Lauren is a disgusting, racist, crack ho. Just live with it bitch.

    • ur stupid tho

      tellyour to mama cancer too. ok

  • JD

    What a dumb broad. The only reason she is not in prison is Sony and she's acting like a diva cunt.

  • tommy

    the real MC is back though the beats are to sonic and bad but the msg got thru #THUGLIFE

  • Anonymous

    why would i want to listen to music from an artist that is just playing along to pay bills that said artist thinks they are not responsible for paying. all this bitter angry society is whats wrong bull shit just degrades her legacy. take responsibility for your own life and stop blaming the system. forced music sucks so stop saying the devil made you do it.

  • YESSIR

    YMCMB WOULD NEVER RUSH ARTISTS!! BOW WOW GETS ALL THE TIME HE NEEDS TO MAKE HIS ALBUM!! THATS CALLED CREATIVITY!!

    • ^

      You're wrong. YMCMB always rush their artists to release their albums, which are never perfect. That ain't creativity; that's uncreativity.

    • YESSIR

      THIS AINT TROLLING!! THIS IS TRUTH!! YMCMB ARTISTS GET AS MUCH TIME AS THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR ALBUMS PERFECT!! THAT IS CALLED CREATIVITY!!

    • Pegasus Flow

      YESSIR, always around for a good trolling laugh. Nobody could actually like the trash that is YMCMB that much. I thank you for continuing to be a source of amusement for the DX community.

    • YESSIR

      YMCMB ALLOWS ARTISTS AS MUCH TIME AS THEY NEED!! THATS CALLED CREATIVITY!!

    • 3HEADED MONSTAH

      LIL BOW WOW DIDNT HAVE 2 SELL HIS SOUL CUS HE WAS ABOUT 2 GO 2 JAIL FOR NOT PAYING HIS TAX.. SHE A SLAVE FOR THEM SMH I WONDER HOW MANY WHITE CELEBRITIES DONT PAY THERE TAXES CUS IT SEEMS LIKE TO ME THEY R ONLY MESSIN WITH RICH BLACK ONES...PAY YALL SHIT

  • Art Brooks

    Lauryn went from classy to ashy.

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