While Lauryn Hill’s own vocals have been gracing a few hits of the times, with samples finding a spot on tracks such as Drakes “Nice For What” and Cardi B’s “Be Honest,” the former Fugees member hasn’t released a solo track in nearly five years, but that drought will soon come to a close next month when the hyphenate debuts a new song on the Queen & Slim soundtrack.
The soundtrack itself is set to hit on November 15th, marking Hill’s first solo appearance on a track since dropping of 2014’s “Black Rage (Sketch).” This year, she made a brief appearance above the surface when she checked in via Pusha T’s “Coming Home” track.
“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 1990s,” said the film’s director Melina Matsoukas. “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 film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, will debut in theaters on November 27th.