Black Eyed Peas Send Shots At Police Brutality In “Street Livin’” Video
The California global superstar group, The Black Eyed Peas, return with “Street Livin’,” their first song in three years.
The Black Eyed Peas were never far from the curb even when they were selling out arenas around the globe. It has been a while since audiophiles have heard from them, which is why this fact may be lost in the annals of history, yet that hasn’t stopped them from attacking the bullshit that “they” be on.
“Street Livin’,” a sobering new boom-bap song from The Black Eyed Peas in eight years, finds will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo taking aim at police brutality, the criminal justice system and immigration policy on the track. Returning back to their roots (pun intended), The Black Eyed Peas is a sample-heavy bump with melancholy horn loops and clipped drums.
“They derailed the soul train and put a nightmare into every Martin Luther King,” will.i.am raps. “And private complexes are owned by the same slave masters that owned the slave trade game.” “Street Livin’” is a companion piece to BEP’s recently released graphic novel, Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles. The group has plans to debut a virtual reality experience at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. It will be narrated by Stan Lee and scored in part by Hans Zimmer.
Watch “Street Livin’” below and keep your eyes and ears open wide for the latest from The Black Eyed Peas:
Source: Rolling Stone