It has been seven years since alternative hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, who are intrinsically a pop collective, have dropped a new melody. Their last album, The Beginning (2010) was primarily a pop album featuring their last songs to hit the charts “The Time (Dirty Bit),”Just Can’t Get Enough,” and “Don’t Stop The Party.”
Well, the collective is back on the music waves with members will.i.am, apl.de.ap. and Taboo for their new revolutionary energized single “Street Livin’,”where they express their dissatisfaction with the prolonged condition of oppression that hoard “urban” communities across the world.
We have the POWER to make change together.
Prison Industrial Complex. Immigration. Gun Violence. Police Brutality. These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and world. Stay Woke, Take Action Now. #BEPStreetLivin
— Black Eyed Peas (@bep) January 9, 2018
The single was released on Tuesday (Jan. 9) morning, as the group’s official Twitter account shared the profound track specifying the focal points of the track and its matched visual which include immigration reform, the prison industrial complex, gun violence, and police brutality.
The visual depicts a fair scope into the unfortunate reality of being black in America with use of an array of black and white stills featuring circumstances of slavery, 1960s and modern day protests-#BlackLivesMatter and immigration, along with the presence of pivotal figures in African-American history like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Fergie, is still a member of the Black Eyed Peas but has taken a break from the group to focus on her second studio album Double Dutchess, even though, it certainly sounds like her in the chorus of “Street Livin’.”
Watch the video for The Black Eyed Peas first single in seven years, “Street Livin'”, below. Cop the racism tackled track on iTunes, here.