Listen to Lauryn Hill’s New Song “Guarding the Gates” Off of the ‘Queen & Slim’ Soundtrack

“Guarding The Gates” is a song Lauryn Hill has been performing for years; this is the first time we are getting a studio version.

Motown Records has released the soundtrack for the upcoming Queen & Slim movie. And on the soundtrack is a new solo song from Lauryn Hill.

READ: The Selling of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

The track is called “Guarding The Gates” and if you been to a Lauryn show over the last decade you should be familiar: Hill has performed a version of “Guarding the Gates” at numerous live shows. This is the first time we’re getting a studio version.

The Queen & Slim soundtrack also features new songs from Vince Staples, 6LACK, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Blood Orange, EARTHGANG, and more.

READ: Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Last Reprieve: In Defense of Legacy

Queen & Slim hits theaters on November 27ths. Stream the soundtrack below.

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