Nina Revisited...A Tribute to Nina Simone is coming in only a few weeks, and after hearing Lauryn Hill's cover of Nina's iconic "Feeling Good" performance, Hill has shared yet another contribution to the soundtrack, this one being something of a remix to Simone's "I've Got Life". While technically a preview, we get a pretty good idea of the record over the course of the 2:30 snippet. We're given more of the urgent rapping we heard on Hill's "Neurotic Society" last year, which surprisingly sounds right at home on a reworked version of the instrumental.
Look out for the album July 10th. Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Common are also set to contribute.
Listen, watch how the words they twist them
Two thirds of the world turned victim
Subtle energy, and they capture and block
The unseen violence behind the democracy