Black Eyed Peas – Street Livin’ | Music Video
After a long hiatus and the thoughts that the band would never make music together again, a fresh new looking Black Eyed Peas brush the dirt off and get back to work as they give us a brand new single “Street Livin’“, the first of the post-Fergie era for the band. It’s clear to see where their head is at this time as they provide a politically-charged visual to match their song, a nod to their more humble roots.
The black-and-white clip features moving snapshots of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. amongst many others. Each scene makes it look like the subjects in the photos are rhyming to the track as the artist’s mouths have been superimposed onto the striking images, which focuses on the racial and societal injustices in America.
Mentioned before, it is a return to the band’s roots as the new song fuses two sounds. The jazz contrasts with the pure bass, merging the worlds of Hip-Hop and Jazz together. This single serves as a bold statement as the group confirm they are back in the studio making a new album, teased at the end of the video.
“Prison Industrial Complex. Immigration. Gun Violence. Police Brutality. These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and world. Stay Woke, Take Action Now.”
That is the mantra for this single; a call to action. Watch the new video below.
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