May 05th 2013
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BARS are hard. Beat....not so much.
Fucking nice going over most of your heads
The song is lyrical as fuck, but it's still trashy. It's poetic & deep or whatever. But yeah...... nah. I wish she could just snap back to 90's Lauryn but that'll never happen.
She was 15 years ahead of her time in the 90's. She just went 2025 on everybody this time.
OH yeah 5 stars
Yo she lyrically SMASHED ON THIS.YO SHE GIVE NAS A RUN FOR HIS MONEY!
Arguably merked Nas.
THE SCORE < Illmatic
Ms Education > Anything Nas has excl illmatic
MTV Unplugged Album > Anything Nas has excl illmatic
wow this website's editors really DONT LIKE L boogie.
Her single is was take out of the most popular list. She is too politically incorect for them but this is REAL hiphop
Why the fuck could she not have done this in the past 13 years of her "career". I got respect for Ms. Hill but come on, her situation is her own fault.
This song is way more relevant today than it would have been 5-10 years ago.
People rating based on name again? 3 stars at best.
We need this FUCK!!!!!!
this is probably what goes on in the head of a top MC
SHe killed the lyrics. I hope she releases an album after her three month stint in jail.
dopest lyricist after Nas
I really like it!!!!
pay your taxes folks.
all you hatin ass niggas need to fall back..she kicked like a 100 bars..sounding like the female version of immortal technique with this content...BARRRS and i like the original delivery
fuck with me on twitter : pangaeaemcee
I was thinking the same shit
amen my brother
try hard fucken nicki minaj wannabe
you're right Lauryn stole this straight from Nicki Minaj
she stole these lyrics from Nicki's album
you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe
you do realize that before the Fugees lauren had been copying Nicki's style from nicki's earlier work!? do your research smh
You do realize Lauryn Hill first dropped in 1991 with the Fugees and that Nicki didn't come around until OVER TWENTY FUCKING YEARS LATER. Not to mention Nicki as mentioned in numerous interviews that Lauryn Hill is one of her idols.
People, people, people, why are you rating this song so high? I know yall excited about he coming back out, but this is trash. Just because you talking about something does not mean that its a hot track. The beat is below average and her flow is ehhh. Overall, she has made waaaaaay better songs.
shave your pussy you soft spoiled bitch and stop complaining IRRESPONSIBLE CUNT
Nope anon is a CUNT and i am black
Hurry Up and Die.
datz dat shit
Lauren is a top tier emcee. Forget female or male emcee, she's just an emcee. I'm not sure if there is anyone out there that can even recite this shit, let alone write it and spit it.
best female rapper ( by far) ..suga t and rapsody are behind her...not only the best female rapper but one of the best singers in the world imo
holy fuuuuck..i wish she picked a better beat but her fuckin lyics are intense...im amazed...not many can stay true to themselves and write just as good in 2013 as they did in the early 90's
NICE. VERY NICE.
this surprised me...she KILLED it. too bad the quality is horrible
and he was required to release this because shes now signed to a label and thats how it works...not because she needed money from this single immediately to pay her taxes, LOL
if they give her the time she wants to make an album, it's gonna be amazing
There's a jacknifed tractor trailer on Lauryn Hill's GUNT, expect delays of 45 minutes to an hour
smells like 'the queen' has a yeast infection-- NASTY!!!
SHe just gave a big "screw you all" to the styles of today- this iS ART- Im buying it
The Realest MC in the game.
She is basically giving a FUCK YOU to todays style of music..i think that the beat she chose, and the off beat style shes rhyming with is part of what makes this song ART..at first it doesnt seem to be catchy, but it compels you to listen, and when you do Its truly amazing. I think wen it gets mastered right it would sound great tucked between two other Lauryn songs on whatever album its on...THE QUEEN IS BACK!
She's so fucking stupid. First of all... how does a car do "jacknife"?
If you're going to use James Dean's name... maybe she was thinking of the pron dude?
wow ... u really are dumb
stop whining, cunt
STOP CALLING YOUR MAMA A CUNT
TEACH THEM HOW TO DO IT L..BOOGS
i'd have given anything to hear her sing on this...dope no less
say what y'all wanna say, I didn't expect this to be this captivating!!! She can match most male Mcs in the game. She was 5mics, so quit trippin fools
She can defeat 98% of the male artists out there.
I love her! ww ibow info , ww jezebelrose com @israelitesqueen
Opinions are like assholes and most of em' stink!
your favorite MC could never. lol
Benefactors turned actors, addictions, triple captors
In this neurotic toxic society
Its like post-war;
theyre looking for the Communists, and who the Marxists is
Ten thousand pictures on Facebook; its like the pot calling the kettle narcissist
Cmon, really? Saying The Devil, but youre the chief arsonist
Hypocrites cant even see their own partners
No reflection, vampire paradigm
This star, that star rants, has a breakdown
Three months before pure obsession picture cant take down
Children: its a shakedown; theyre just looking for a sacrifice
Theyve been doing this since before Bobby Darin sang Mack the Knife
Before James Deans car did a jackknife
Perhaps its because they lack life, lack guts; never confused the head with the butt
Opinions are like assholes, but most of them stink,
I was told by a woman, so rethink; dont ever let them:
lead you to drink, lead you to doubt, lead you to fall
Get up, stand up: cast Lucifer out
Shake it up, baby; watch them twist it and shout
Insecure a***oles looking for a ticket, someone to ride like a Pickett
1ST HALF of the LYRICS -
Were living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man
Broke world and debauchery, old world brutality
Cold world kills softly
Whole world works savagely
Greedy men and pride fiends program TV screens
Quick-scamming drag queens
Real life blast fiends
Think twice this past dream
[Crime if you ask clean]
Quick, fast: poison had entered the bloodstream
Psychological massacre, consequence is a tragedy
Mythological characters, men and women as parody
Superficial advantage, borderline insanity
Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively
Desperados and causalities, corporations want batteries:
explanations and strategies, domination and mastery
[bank rob people so cold]
Black stores and yellow men, junkies and popularity
Culture oh so independent, vultures scavage reality
[Past evil] decaying social cavity
Preying on human ignorance, popular immorality
Self-indulgent, past dead
Absent to the God heads
[Pimps and social harlotry]
Nepotism, no artistry
Despotism and piracy
No money, less equality
Inflated global ego imitating reality
[Pseudo psycho and] poisonous frozen arrows
Hypocrites on salary; idle hands: Devils agency
Predisposed to complacency
Jealousy and audacity, contagious social gluttony
Stages of mass malignity, effort to make deception
Generation and atrophy, glam life and death, scam life and editors
By-product of neglect children, hiding from predators
Absence of self-respect, phony, scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someones expense
Sensitive children, used up as sacrifice
Blind to the consequence, smoked up in dope pipes
Ecstasy fast life, recklessly past life
give her time yall....she'll deliver letz nt 4get who were tlkin bout
I DONT GIVE A FUCK ANYONE HAS TO SAY I LISTEN TO THIS SONG 5 TIMES ON REPEAT. SO MUCH EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE BEING USED IN THIS. I AM SO IM LOVE WITH Lauryn Hill..........
Goddamn the lyrics are AMAZING on this!!
Probably went over the head off anybody rating this less than 4.
Lauryn Hill and Andre3000 joint album, then lets retire the genre of rap and call it what it really is these days, garbage
yep.........perfect resurgence for them both!!
lol wow forced music never sounded so good
I respect the message, not so much the flow or instrumentation. This type of song is where Hip-Hop coalesces with preaching.. But at the same time it's not preaching, its rapping, which requires something catchy like a hook, or something dope like flow to contrive societal attention.
since when did "R.A.P." become an acronym for "Radical American Poetry"?
I am just explaining what nthe acronym RAP stands for... Radical American Poetry
I am just saying that rap music should also be radical ... not all rap music needs a "actchy" hook.
Chill, dude. Rap did not originate from America if that's what you're implying. Hip Hop maybe...
I respectfully disagree. Lauryn isnt just a rapper. She is a poet & prose wirter. I think she should be able to interpret hip hop how she wants... outside of the box.... no rules in rap... it is agressive and rebellious...
LET'S REMEMBER THAT RAP IS DEFINED AS "RADICAL AMERICAN POERTY"
respect. The best part of Lauryn was that she was saying something while also sounding dope.. only the last two verses start to resemble that old style
The lyrics are masterful. I have not doubt that had Lauren Hill had enough time to properly execute the recording of this track, the beat would have complemented her brilliant lyrics instead of distracting from them. As far as the recording process goes, it is obviously that an engineer sloppily mixed her "a cappella" verse with this random instrumental. Ms. Hill probably needed to simply get a track out in order to met her contractual obligations. I guess the deal was: you release a single by May 4th, and we'll pay your taxes by the deadline. I'm sure the next release will be an all around great track.
Respect. But she was most likely referring to the primary definition of the word: compulsory (adj): Required by law or a rule; obligatory. So this was probably a "mix" that was "compulsory". But I like the idea that she was morally obligated to drop this, and there is probably a lot of truth to that too.
Word, and it's Compulsory Mix, which means she felt morally obligated to release this track, not a contractual requirement.
LMAO what a FAILURE, she just can't make music anymore
No you just dont know good music.
Production is bad but lyrics still hit hard lame nigga. She is making music right here so what are you talking about. Niggas dumb
Hip Hop Greatness....
Hip Hop We Breathin....No Life Support.......
Well written, poorly executed. Skills diminish when they aren't used. Obviously the incorrect beat for the cadence of the lyrics she wrote, in the same vein however, the jumbled approach reflects the theme of the song. A song that removed from a greater piece holds much less weight than it probably would in a complete project...regardless, I don't doubt that she was in a bind to release this because this is obviously an incomplete effort in experimentation.
talent gone to waste.
so many years have passed by since 1999 she could've had an epic catalog.
She went in on a Def Poetry Jam tip.
Regardless, she is always on point with her thoughts. Know a queen of real talent when u see one.The silicone and same-sex generation of crackhead performers got some of yall confused.
Fuck what yall non rapping ass critics talking about SHE SNAPPED
This go hard!!!!!
That shit was wack and off beat. Ya'll give her too much credit. To keep it %100. She a fraud that Karma caught up to. Ya'll need to do the research about her lying about soley writing and producing her entire album. She lied and got sued by the producers. The problem was by the time that happen the it was so late that the new barely reported on it. That's why there was never another album. And that's the reason the music she's put out since has sucked.
My point was that people act like she's so honest. Plus she complains about the music industry. Yet she was one of the industry snakes that she complains about. That's why she got sued. And I seen the unplugged. And that she sounded and looked crazy. The Unplugged was a bad example. Why do you think the Marley family don't mess with her like that.
You are the one that should do your research. After she was sued she was still credited with writing and producing the majority of the Miseducation.
Actually she did put out another album.
It was acoustic and the writing was MORE brilliant than the songwriting on the Miseducation. No co-writers..... it was the MTV unplugged.
She was the sole songwriter... check out Just Like Water. Incredible lyrics.
Laurny has a lot of problems and the production on this track is wack BUT....
She is one of the GREATEST LYRICISTS of her generation. She is an incredible writer.
I agree with most of it
sONY IS ONLY PLAYING UPON LAURYNS 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????
what about flowing on beat
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THE QUEEN IS BACK TO TAKE THE THRONE FOR RnB AND HIPHOP (NOT HER CROWN, SHE ALWAYS HAD THE CROWN)SO BEYONCE, NIKKI,RIHANNA...AND ALL YALL SLEEZY HOES IN MUSIC,BOW DOWN TO THE ONE AND ONLY QUEEN.
NICKI MINAJ WANNA BE THE QUEEN OF HIPHOP IS NICKI FOR EVER
Yeah this reminds me of "Mystery Of Iniquity" just the 2013 version
Finally Thank You Ms Hill! This is Real Music. 5 star
bitch starved her fans for years and now she needs them to buy her new music shes been forced to put out cuz shes broke foh
wooowww. Real rap is back! fuck Kendrick Lamar and all that gay, corny, faggot shit you kids listen to.
Dope!!! Lauryn Hill is even more dangerous than ever before.
Lauryn Hill is a legend and all, but I'm not really feeling this one. Its kinda bunk, actually.
This is dope shit for real hiphop heads not lil wayne dick riders yall make me sick you wouldnt know a real Emcee if one saved your fucking lives sick sad world we live in.
man i dont know why yall hating like this she spitting dope ass shit she went in reminds me of some organized noize production this is dope yall critic the wrong shit!!!
man this is hot as hell! Man i don't think she'd have any financial troubles if she brings us that album, and please record company, let her creativity shine! shit!
Lauryn Hill fans be like
"YO SHE SPITS THE TRUTH!!!"
NO FUCKING DUH SHE SPITS THE TRUTH. Welcome back from 2001, from when this topic has been repeated a million times. Everything she said is common sense and y'all acting like its never been said before.
mixed badly, but goddamn ms hill kills that shit
what was she saying exactly. I could not compute. my 50 year old brain didn't get it help.
Not on nickis level but this ok. She could get better with some practice.
Yeah she really isn't. Call me when Lauryn is on American Idol, then i'll compare her.
the lyrics are dope but as a song this is horrible. I love ms hill but this is bad. You can tell it was rushed.
Shes still up thee with 3 stacks
Hardest lyrics released in 2013. Now all we need is Jay-Z to be forced to release Jay Electronica's album.
she too deep for yall. Go back to your ricky ross
If you're ignorant this song is not for you. she is speaking the truth about society. but some of y'all love and live a lie
now that you know the truth what are you and Lauryn going to do about it. Knowledge is power. Facts are fact. What she may be sayings might be facts but wisdom dictate knowledge in order to rectify the problems.
We're living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man
...old world brutality
Cold world kills softly, whole world runs savagely
Reading into prior things, program TV screens
Quick scam and drag queens, real likely to blast fiends
Think twice and past dreams, crime if you ask clean
Quick fast, the poison has entered the blood stream
Psychological master, consequences of tragedy
Mythological characters, men and women is parody
Superficial vanity, borderline insanity
Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively
Desperados and casualties, corporations want batteries
Explanations of strategies, domination and mastery
...bankrupt, grown people so corrupt
Light swords and yellow men... popularity
Culture so independent, vultures scavenge reality
Past feeling depravity to kings social cavity
Prey on human ignorance, popular immorality
Sympathy disease head, population misled
Self indulgent past dead, absence of the God head
Pimps, pushers and...
Nepotism, no artistery
Physicist is your policy, more money, less equality
Inflated global ego, imitating reality
Fuel cycle pharaoh, poisonous poison arrows
Hypocritics on salary, idle hands that was agency
Predisposed to complacency, jealousy, audacity
Contagious social gluttony, stages of mass belignency
Effort to make conception, generation in atrophy
Glam life in debt, scam life in editors
Byproducts of neglect children hiding from crediters
Absence of self respect, fully scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someone's expense
Sensitive children, used up and sacrificed
Blind to the consequence, smoked up on dope pipes
Ecstasy, fast life, recklessly past life
Narcotics and cash fight, just neurotic society
Benefactors turned actors, addictions triple captors
Experience manufactures just neurotic toxic society
It's like post-war, they looking for the commenters or who the marxs is
Ten thousand pictures on Facebook, it's like the pot callin' the kettle narcissist
Come on really, sayin' it's the devil, but you're the chief arsonist
Hypocrites can't even see their own part in it
No reflection, vampire paradigm
No introspection, break down
Three months before pure obsession, picture can't take down
Children, this a shake down, they just lookin' for a sacrifice
They been doin' this since before Bobby Darin sang Mack the Knife
Before James Dean's car did a jack knife
...because they lack life or lack guts
Never confuse the head with the butt
Opinions are like assholes and most of 'em stink
I was told by a woman, so rethink, don't ever let them ever lead you to drink
Leave you to doubt, lead you to fall
Get up, stand us, pass Lucifer out
Shake it up baby, watch them twist it and shout
Insecure assholes lookin' for a ticket
To ride on somebody like the picket, it's fuckin' wicked, shame on 'em
This neurotic toxic society
Sick cycle psychology in desperate need of psychiatry
Exorcism, sobriety, forcin' social lobotomies
People stuck in dichotomies, pseudo-sicko anxieties
Serial criminals dressed in variety
Social transvestisms, subliminal dressed up as piety
Transforms projections like Cartesian images
Robbing innocence, stealing inheritance
Quiet victims with no defense portrayed over dollars and cents
Maladjusted ignorant malediction and dissonance
Too much addiction, no consciousness
Don't trust it, this cosmology is busted
Broken returns to the dusted, stems of corruption
Oppression, deceit, abuse and repeat
They don't feel complete unless they're robbin' the sheep
Man is not a product if you call it that then stop it
In this neurotic godless society
write the vision and make it plain. now in order for the masses to grasp give us some .25 cents words instead of dollar ones. just maybe just maybe we will get the point.
This is horrible. She needs to go back into the hole that she came out of. She got luck with one solo album in the 90's and since then has been trying to ride the wave... she is garbage. Just pay ya bills and go back into your hole
LOL you must have one miserable fucked up life. Fugees is like one of the best Hip Hop groups ever and Lauryn one of the BEST FEMALE MC's ever.
You probably motherfuck yourself to sleep every night because you have no life
what the hell is this?
Nice flow. Beat? Sounds like a Samsung ringtone.
I would like to know who produced this bc this beat is sick. Especially the breakdown at the end of the verses.
lyrically she still spits hard, beat was different but i hope the album won't go this way
did she not change all of her past tempo to a point the audience could not sing along, you thought she was kidding. Now you know the real deal. stop tripping and smell the roses.
This shit is like a fresh breath of air. Good luck trying to imitate her flow on this shit. GOOD LUCK.
She released this track to let you fuck niggaz know you can't spit like her.
if this is fresh air I would hate to smell stale air.
shut up, her flow was rushed and forced. Ignored the beat for the most part. Just because she speaks fast and the beat is fast doesnt mean they go together. That statement is what nas meant when he said hip hop was dead. Yall dont even know dope when you hear it. This is not dope. The lyrics in black and white are but they dont translate to a complete song.
great work as usual
I was wondering why I wasn't seeing much talk about Lauryn's new single on my TL. Then I heard it. Yeah...
Do you have to be high to understand this hip hop? I know the rapper been banking and talking and we been catching hell and blinking or blunting.