Pharrell feat Jay.Z - Frontin’ (HQ Musicvideo) (by kane93)
is this track really 10 summers old now?
Queens of the stone age Live on Letterman Go with the flow (by chanchoconhipo)
The Strokes - The Modern Age (by thestrokesVEVO)
The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.
According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.
In 2012, Hill published a thoughtful letter describing the corruption, the oppression and the control of the music industry and her desire to escape it. In one part of the letter, Lauryn states
“It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else. Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking. To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights! These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech! Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!”
(See my article entitled Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr Letter on the Music Business for the full letter).
wow, way to fucking delegitimize and pathologize the experiences of a Black woman by abusing mental health resources and language to avoid the real shit she brings up.
Conspiracy theories because oppression is not real.
its not about being a black woman specifically its about being an unwilling pawn in a machine…this type of treatment occurs for every artist who tries to break bread with record labels, some just accept it or coon their way out of it
this “counseling” is just punishment/embarrassment for speaking the truth in public…. now the sheep can laugh at her and make more “crazy” jokes
She sounds very sane to me.
Basically punishing a Black Woman for telling the truth.
Also, how the fuck are those people looking at her in the background? I want to punch them in their face.
10.Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums (by gabymsowa)