Hill, Lauryn - Black Rage Lyrics




Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person
Raping and beatings and suffering that worsens
Black human packages tied up in strings
Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.

Black rage is founded on blatant denial,
sweet economics, subsistent survival,
deafening silence and social control,
black rage is found in all forms in the soul,

When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember all these kinds of things, and then I don’t fear so bad

Black rage is founded who fed us self hatred
Lies and abuse while we waited and waited
Spiritual treason
This grid and it's cages
Black rage was founded on these kinds of things

Black rage is founded on dreaming and draining
Threatening your freedom
To stop your complaining
Poisoning your water
While they say it's raining
Then call you mad
For complaining, complaining
Old time bureaucracy
Drugging the youth
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth
Murder and crime
Compromise and distortion
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress
Such human contortion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

So when the dog bites
And the bee stings
And I'm feeling mad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don't fear so bad

Free enterprise
Is it myth or illusion
Forcing you back into purposed confusion
Black human trafficking
Or blood transfusion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things
Victims of violence
Both psyche and body
Life out of context IS living ungodly
Politics, politics
Greed falsely called wealth
Black rage is founded on denying of self
Black human packages
Tied and subsistence
Having to justify your very existence
Try if you must
But you can't have my soul
Black rage is founded on ungodly control
So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I'm feeling so sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don't feel so bad





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  1. Carrie Clay

    I wondered what happened to this song and it's previous video...
    So powerful & true!🍇🍒💜

  2. Asa Pratt

    I love me some her!

  3. Jay M

    It’s appalling that a white “rap god” went after this queen

  4. Irene Logue

    Love her she is and old SOUL and with understanding way beyond her years. Keep doing what you're doing, your music has brought much joy to myself. Thank you for having such an understanding of life.

  5. L Wiggins

    Extreme talented

  6. Mys Teaq

    I
    Can
    Not
    Thank
    You
    Enough
    For
    Making
    This
    Available
    For
    Us
    To
    Listen
    To
    And
    Appreciate
    Such
    A
    Phenomenally
    Gifted
    Talent
    ✌️ Thank You

  7. aminah adcock

    "Black Rage founded on fed up self hatred"

  8. Sonni Sade

    She is Annointed

  9. rudie reyna

    🙌🙌🙌

  10. William Strong

    The quinessential soul that manifest itself as a blue star, seeking to shine light in the darkness of our musical and astral consciousness. That sadly we who profess to be conscious, seem to be able, to do helplessly nothing, as our babies are dying....Lauryn is loved by the Universe, and hopefully we will embrace this rare "celestial navigators" message, while she is yet still seen, and not burnt out in the galaxy of this dispensation of time....Bro.W5X

  11. Gods Wrath

    Nourish us Queen

  12. aminah adcock

    POW-ER-FULL🔥 she came like a modern day NeNa Samon

  13. Kiyanna Gayle

    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 kinds of things
    Black Rage is founded on blatant denial
    Squeezing economics, subsistence survival,
    Deafening silence and social control.
    Black Rage is founded on wounds in the soul!

    When the dogs bite
    When the beatings
    When I'm feeling sad
    I simply remember all these kinds of things
    and then I don't fear so bad!

    Black rage is founded: who fed us self-hatred
    Lies and abuse, while we waited and waited
    Spiritual treason, This grid and its cages
    Black rage was founded on these kinds of things

    Black rage is founded on draining and draining
    Threatening your freedom, To stop your complaining
    Poisoning your water, While they say it's raining
    Then call you mad for complaining, complaining
    Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth
    Black rage is founded on blocking the truth,
    Murder and crime, Compromise and distortion
    Sacrifice, sacrifice who makes this fortune?
    Greed, falsely called progress
    Such human contortion,
    Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

  14. Jerome & Lydia

    Lauryn hill is just everything.
    The lyrical content on this track is what sets her apart from this phase artist these day’s in 2019

  15. Living Good

    And out of the darkness...a child was born so that we may all see the light. A black child as bright as day

    Mys Teaq

    Living Good indeed... truth indeed.

  16. Robert Lares

    Lauryn Hill will forever be the best Rapper/Singer.

  17. Melody Charm

    South Africa is ablaze.

  18. G. Mead

    Shout of lauurynnn..aka underrated

  19. G. Mead

    Black rage can come from all.. these KINDS OF THINGSSSSZ

  20. Anime Muse

    This song is WHOOooooo BOOM!

  21. Brandy Quick

    Jealousy& racism is a rancid sickness DIS-EASE white people have that will kill them one day! Yet they want too mate with you too save themselves because they have no melanin, despising it at the same time Boy that sun be getting HOT!.

  22. A man of Talent

    Genius - best album best poet ever best actress ever she cane from Haiti and put it on the map girl can sing and rap and never had to adapt she needs her own app and always had something positive under her cap

  23. Dark Skin

    Love me some of you Mrs. Hill....Still listening in 2019

  24. Nyckname

    ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

  25. Brittani Johnson

    We still suffering --- April 2019

  26. Kiere Espinoza

    Ariana who?

  27. Huvop A1choosey

    ✊🏾👑💉🤲🏾🤞🏾👿🖕🏿🤝✌️

  28. Minmin Weewo

    Is it me or does this sound like Ariana Grande's 7 rings?

    Kiere Espinoza

    lol they both sample the song "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music"

  29. Alex Ganea

    Underrated

  30. Katie S.

    What a beautiful, unique, and relevant modern perspective on "My Favorite Things". I love how she changed the key signature to convey a different tone for Black History Month and also how she re-wrote the lyrics so poetically! There is so much passion in this and her voice is outstanding!! Lauryn Hill never ceases to amaze me with her creative talent.

  31. Feminine Essence

    Why can’t I get this song on iTunes

    Mys Teaq

    Feminine Essence come on, you know why... don’t you?!?

  32. Ellis Island 1

    Powerful message song!

  33. clumsiii

    thank you Mya Marij - Lauryn . history will tell

  34. Julius Hernandez

    It really sucks theres no tutorials for this song

  35. FIELD NEGRO

    Were crying..No Justice No Peace... But we are not giving them HELL !!!

  36. Wrinkled Pugoda

    This song blows. I love ya LH, but this rhythm is #trash

  37. Queen UndergroundComedyEmpire

    This beat reminds me of "sound of music" the movie


    #beautiful

    Love her creation

    Nyckname

    Yes, this is to the tune of "(These Are A Few Of) My Favorite Things".

  38. Nichole Chennault

    Love you lauren.
    Preach the word of truth.
    Wish we had this pumpin through our hoods & streets to heal the souls of our people.

  39. G T

    Thanks for sharing this powerful song..and message.

  40. Sydney Newbern

    Yes she is truly spitting facts💖💖💖👑👑👑

  41. Deontae Kurtz

    Why am I just hearing this song 4 years later.

  42. Krisha Shine

    THEE DOPEST THING IVE HEARD

  43. mikeg1634

    She sound amazing when she in a studio not live

  44. NawfsideHtown

    59 people think Beyonce is deep.

  45. THE actual TANIS

    NICKI MINAJ IS NOT THE BEST FEMALE RAPPER/ARTIST

  46. Mitchell Smith

    Soul touching!!!!

  47. Dame XII

    🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  48. Elev8

    Her voice is so calming

  49. D.Artez Claxton

    i just realized this is my favorite things flow slowed down alotttt

  50. Bob Lee

    the greatest of all times

  51. Shana Banks

    what album is this on?

    Nyckname

    She's only released one studio album, in the '90s, and one live album, a dozen years before this song, so I don't think it's on any album.

  52. i scott

    mya m.,
    YOUR GRAPHICS ON THIS VID IS EXPOSING YOUR MIND. YOU WILL NEVER GET AN HEBREW PEOPLE TO FALL FOR IT EITHER... FLASHING THE SIGN BLACK RAGE, GIVE ME A BREAK.. YOU'RE DEALING W/ AN AWAKEN PEOPLE... SELAH
    THE GRAPHICS DID NOT RUIN MY SISTER'S MESSAGE THO. HA HA

  53. Nick Cannon

    As usually she teaches us about truth...thamk you so much for you genuine acts of love.

  54. S. A

    Who's still listening in 2017

    Kiki mooderzx

    S. A 2019 I am here

    Mys Teaq

    2019. ——————>. 2020

  55. Leroy

    Everybody's crazy if they truly true to themselves, then there is no normal. Lauryn Hill is the craziest of us all. And i love her for that and her awesome raps and her most beautiful voice and all that she preaches and stands for.

  56. Cheryl Letterlough

    We have committed spiritual treason black people take heed 💯

  57. Cheryl Letterlough

    We have committed spiritual treason black people take heed

  58. Niki Cox

    Wow we have to get together

  59. Tom Smith

    The song and the sound are reminiscent of Nina Simone.

    Mys Teaq

    Tom Smith very much so... someone else said and I agree that it brings to mind Mississippi Goddamn.

  60. Lamar Allen

    Lauryn has no peers. Her artistry is simply whole nutha level

  61. Jaida Smith

    i love this song

  62. GoldenratioTLC28 **

    BLACK girls Rock.........!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. GoldenratioTLC28 **

    love it.......😎😎

  64. Dedetrick Williams

    it would be so epic for Lauryn n floacist to do a song omg

  65. MzShaybutta

    Black Rage is founded on blatant denial... Wheww.....

  66. Shaque Aq

    Lauryn; the crush of my life

  67. Hypatia Deku

    doesnt even KIND OF sound like her

  68. Neish

    ❤️🖤💚 ***fist pumps uncontrollably***

  69. The Gifted Prodigy

    This song is Vibrating my frequency like crazy! i just seen some crazy shit online that absolutely pissed me all the way off!!! but....... Black Rage helped re-tune my frequency. Thank you Lauryn Hill.

  70. Danielle Miller

    Where have I been

  71. Miss mufasra khalid

    THIS SONG SHOULD BE CALLED... HUMAN RAGE

  72. Gayle Cooper

    The truth frees ones mind ,and apostle of GOD

  73. carlos sutton

    black rage is founded on self hatred...

  74. Brandy QUICK

    I love this song and this video im watching now ..Say cheese the universe is watching devils HAHA!!!

  75. Lee Tuckett

    love love👂💆💪🙏

  76. alegna erutuf

    Speak lady of wisdom....

  77. N Love

    Love you Lauryn ..I knew you wasn't crazy (people was telling me u went crazy years ago) just going through an awakening

  78. Marcelo França

    Ideological distillation is cute, but it does not solve the problems of the concrete world.
    White people idolize Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
    Wake up.

  79. Holy City Mitchell

    I wish I could talk to hert

    Lordpraisethe

    Holy City Mitchell me too

  80. VINCENT MATTHEWS

    ISRAELITES OUR TIME IS ALL MOST UP OVER HERE.

    Constance Yisrael

    We Got Next!!!

    see

    All PRAISE and GREAT GLORY is unto OUR ELOHIM HALLELUYAH!!!!! Can these dry bones live YESSSS WE CAN!! Shalommmmmmm!! To the 12 tribes Worldwide!!

    Kiki mooderzx

    I’m starting to become doubtful and think it’s not going to happen. So much confusion in today’s world. I had to let go of social media, now I’m just here on YouTube

  81. Nikkibloom

    I love her music 😍😍😘

  82. Alright so

    Humanity rage✊

  83. Mary Johnson

    August 24, 2016 - Mr. Ervin Williams :-) :-) :-) :-)

  84. Baltimore Films Taylor Evans

    I love how she used this classic song to make this. An "American favorite" to show everything America has created.

    Mys Teaq

    True artistry!!!

  85. Unicorn Pink

    Beautiful

  86. Jasmine Aliyah

    I wanna bring this back, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill... Beautiful Strong Talented black women! We have to stand together ✊🏾👸🏾

    heartartfart

    Jasmine Aliyah I don't think you can really put Aaliyah in the same category she may have been beautiful black and talented but she is just not on the same level as lauryn. She lived a completely opposite life.

    Patricia M Harris

    Aaliyah??... Complete opposite of Ms. Hill. I beg to differ.
    Respect still.

  87. :Corey Sligh

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN

  88. :Corey Sligh

    MY FAVORITE THINGS

  89. Janet Holmes

    OMG, what a song....WOW, makes me wanna cry

  90. khotso phaswana

    I would love a duet of Lauryn Hill and Tracy Chapman

    Katie S.

    That would be amazing!!

    Lehcar Snow

    khotso phaswana yes yes yes !!!

    Patricia M Harris

    I think I would weep(with joy!)

  91. DAELITE88

    sad I'm just now hearing this song

    Mys Teaq

    Three years later and I’m just now hearing it as well... with the utmost gratitude