Lauryn Hill looks set to end the drought of new music next month!
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It’s been confirmed that the prolific singer/songwriter will appear on the original soundtrack for ‘Queen & Slim’ – which stars Daniel Kaluuya and is co-directed by Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe.
Hill’s track will serve as her first solo offering since 2014’s ‘Black Rage’ and will come on the heels of this year’s Pusha-T collaboration ‘Coming Home.’
The picture is billed as a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. And an eclectic list of names have been assembled for its musical component.
For, joining the former Fugees star on the project are the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Vince Staples, Lil Baby, and Blood Orange.
Speaking on the music in the Motown helmed compilation, Matsoukas said:
“I wanted the soundtrack for Queen & Slim to showcase the historical evolution of Black music, from its roots in blues and soul, to modern bounce, hip hop and R&B – much like we used to see in film soundtracks in the 90s. We partnered with Motown because of their legacy within Black music. I am honored to have worked beside Ethiopia and cannot wait for audiences to hear what each artist has created.”
The ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack arrives November 15th, while the film hits theaters on November 27th.