Watch Taboo Of The Black Eyed Peas In Powerful Visuals For "Stand Up/Stand N Rock"
Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas is back with a new music video highlighting the Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Reservation’s battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The song is titled “Stand Up / Stand N Rock.” The powerful visuals were directed and edited by Johnny Lee while the song was produced by Printz Board. Baxter Stapelton filmed. The song was created in collaboration between Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music. The video features Shailene Woodley (of Divergent), as well as Tony Duncan (flute), Perry Cheevers (intro/native chant), PJ Vegas (hook), Kahara Hodges (hook), Emcee One (2nd verse), Drezus (2nd verse/pos-hook), Supaman (bridge) Gerald Danforth (bridge), Spencer Battiest (last verse), Doc Battiest (last verse), and MC My (verse), Martin Sensmeier, Bethany Yellowtail, Lehi Thunder Voice Eagle, Shalene Joseph, Temryss Lane, Gina Tiger, Indigenous Enterprise, and Jukasa Media Group. Additional footage was provided by Cody Lucich, Heather Rae, and BEN. The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline attracted solidarity from multiple artists and celebrities. Chicago rapper Vic Mensa recently went down to North Dakota to show his support. In a post made to Instagram, Vic Mensa wrote:
“If you believe in the inalienable rights of people; the right to clean drinking water, the right to food & shelter and the right to freedom then you have to support standing rock. Get on a plane, drive, take a bus do whatever you have to do. December 5th the Army Corps has set an ultimatum for the people camped at standing rock, saying that they will forcibly remove the water protectors. When one of our freedom is on the line all of our freedom is on the line. Fight for freedom.”
Recently the environmentally destructive Dakota Access Pipeline’s proposed route was denied and will be re-routed after a long struggle waged by protesters. Despite the victory there are concerns of what a Donald Trump administration might bring regarding the pipeline. Watch the video for “Stand Up / Stand N Rock” via YouTube below and scroll down to see the mini-documentary “Water Is Life.”