Lauryn Hill is notoriously late to her own concerts, but the singer’s new rendition of “I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel)” feels as timely as ever.
As national dialogue amplifies regarding police brutality, Hill premiered a reworked version of her song, which she previously penned after the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea living in New York City.
The 41-year-old debuted the song as part of her set at Saturday’s TIDAL X: 1015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now: sick and tired of being sick and tired. -MLHhttps://t.co/bogURV0cpl
— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) October 16, 2016
The new version of “I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel),” which is available now as a TIDAL exclusive, first appeared on Hill’s album MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 in 2002. Listen to the updated song below.