Ever since her recent show-stealing performance at Soundset last year, hip-hop fans have been wondering when we’ll be getting a newly rejuvenated Lauryn Hill back in the booth. Folks, today is that day!
Today Lauryn Hill released “Guarding the Gates,” both her first song in five years and – more importantly – her single best song this side of the millennium. The Heavenly airiness and spacey mixing allows Hill’s vocal to adorn the production in a way she hasn’t sounded since the Clinton Administration.
“Guarding the Gates” comes from the Queen & Slim soundtrack, available now. Queen & Slim hits theaters November 27. Check out Lauryn Hill returning to form below: