The Misrepresentation of Lauryn Hill. Revolutionary or not?

The Misrepresentation of Lauryn Hill.  Revolutionary or not?

     Today, grammy winning song writer and one of the fiercest EMCEEs to ever grip a mic just got sentenced to 3 months in a federal prison for not filing her taxes on time.  The singer had to pay $1,006,500.00 from her 5yr career earning up to approximatley 2.3 million dollars.  The sista actually paid $970.000.00 which leaves $36,500.00 left.  So the government continued to put her on trial and tacked on an additional $60,000 for shits and giggles.  That's FUCKED UP.  But that could either be a good thing or a bad thing.  I personally believe her new deal with Sony orchestrated it so she could have something to write about.  Come on now...37g's!  I hope she destroys the industry with her next album.  Y'all forgot?  This sista had many male performers scared to step to a mic.  At one time she was the standard.  That cannot be said for a lot of these so-called artists of today but Lauryn Hill was Queen of the mountain at one time for a long time.  I said it once and I'll say it again, this is where literacy kicks in.  Y'all know I'm an advocate of literacy & what it means.  It's estimated that this sista's music earned 600 million dollars but she received 2.3 million.  Check the facts.

       "Someone did the math, and it came to around $600 million," she said. "And I sit here before you trying to figure out how to pay a tax debt? If that's not like enough to slavery, I don't know." That was a statement she made to the press.

     Funny how the government conducts business off the backs of my people but NEVER backs my people.  Lesson for Miss Hill...you play with the devil then you get burned.  It's the same old story.  But America was founded on those same principals Lauryn Hill's statement stood on.  Y'all remember the Revolutionary War?  The DIRECT Tax or Stamp Tax Act?  And why!  Hello, this is history here.  Now it's going to be about race.  Y'all already know Negroes in barber shops and hair salons all over the hood are having a HAM session right now!  Should anyone pay income taxes?  HELL NAW!  Especially if your natural birth right was signed away without your permission.  Check the facts!  Your parents signed your birth rights away and you become a commodity of a corporation.  The legal term is...social security.  Plus the constitution states "this" government may impose an income tax on its Citizens, but of a corporation, or can it?  Citizens pay taxes to a republic not a corporation last time I checked.   I could see if Lauryn Hill knew the facts behind US Citizenship and its Hebrew Tax Laws by the time she turned 18. Most North Americans don't know them at all.  We never got that lesson.  Englishmen, Irishmen and the Scots hate being called B'rit-ish for that exact reason.  As far as Negroes, they never stood a chance.  I hope my girl comes out with an album to show n prove what it means when they call it an industry and why there are no artists in it, just manufacturers.  Check the facts, peace.  

Excerpt from "Darker Than" - 1 of 3
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