“This is a song I wrote about police brutality like, 10 years ago."She actually recently rereleased the track and updated a few things on it, making it completely relevant to today's over policing problem shaking the country. We first heard her sing it on MTV's Unplugged 2.0. The passionate former Fugees member was actually brought to tears and cried during this performance. The song is a 14 years old, it came out in 2002 and it was inspired by the death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant murdered by police forces in 1999. Something that sounds all too familiar in today's headlines. We then got to enjoy her hypnotizing performance with her lightning quick rhymes for “Final Hour” and “Lost Ones”. She did an amazing job and really set the stage for Nicki Minaj, who just happens to be like the biggest Lauryn Hill fan ever.
The second annual Tidal X concert took place on October 15th in Brooklyn, NY. It featured artists like Alicia Keys, Beyonce (of course), Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, T.I., Common, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. Lauryn Hill, always a crowd favorite, began her performance with a mini speech on the subject of racial injustice and how she knows it is nothing new. Both her and Chicago born rapper Common talked about the social issues surrounding movements like Black Lives Matter. Upon taking the stage she introduced her opening song “I Find It Hard To Say (Rebel)” and added,