Lauryn Hill Raps In Nina Simone Cover “I’ve Got Life”: Listen

Christina Lee | June 20, 2015 9:09 am
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Lauryn Hill raps in “I’ve Got Life,” a reworking of Nina Simone‘s “Ain’t Got No– I Got Life.” Her knotty yet fiery verse, featured in a snippet posted June 19, takes aim at “American terrorism.”

“Invisible ink in the Constitution / meant to preserve the institution, unequal distribution,” Hill raps. Her highly technical verses recall those from her first post-prison song “Neurotic Society Compulsory Mix,” though now they read as more timely than ever. Perhaps that’s due to the recent shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., where citizens challenged government officials to call the incident what it is — an act of domestic terrorism.

“I’ve Got Life” appears in Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, which is being released in conjunction with the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? Listen to the snippet below.

[via The FADER]

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