Who wouldn’t take a “sell your soul” deal from a record label, if it meant keeping your ass out of jail? I wouldn’t, but when your as broke as the mis-educated Lauryn Hill, you gotta do what you gotta do and she’s doing it in the form of some rushed out rhymes. This sneak listen has Lauryn spittin crazy rhymes over this blissed out sample. What she’s saying is going to take a few listens to absorb, but I’m assuming a lot of it has to do with everything she’s been going through in the last ten years. Anyway…

Via Pitchfork
The deal will help her launch a new label, Observe Creation Music, and stipulates that she record five new songs, followed by a new album– which would be her first since 2001’s MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.

Below Lauryn explains about the track via her Tumblr site.

Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. 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. 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!

No word yet on a release date, but we will keep a close watch for ya.