Lauryn Hill, "Black Rage (Sketch)"
In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, R&B singer Lauryn Hill reprised a powerful song about the strife of the African American community that she's performed live since at least 2012. "Black Rage" reworks "My Favorite Things," the alliterative show tune from The Sound of Music, to show how hatred spirals to dark places.
They Said: "An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO," the singer tweeted in August 2014.
Key Lyric: "Black rage is founded on two thirds a person/Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens/Black human packages tied up in strings/Black rage can come from all these kings of things."