Lauryn Hill's 'Consumerism' Lyric Video Emphasizes World's Injustices

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The lyric video for Lauryn Hill's "Consumerism" features a whirlwind of visceral images that whiz by with every ferocious word she utters. Ben Franklin's face on the $100 bill represents "corporate greed," prescription pills float across the screen as stand-ins for "paranoia skepticism, schizophrenic mechanisms" and images of war-torn countries scream "self-destruct" during the hook. This may be just a lyric video, but it's a pretty elaborate one, directed by Hill and Jon Casey. The world's injustices are on display alongside Hill's angry lyrics, leaving no doubt as to the rapper's current state of mind, post-prison. Watch below.

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