The Black Eyed Peas are getting back to their roots with “Street Livin’,” the politically charged first single from their multi-media package Masters of the Sun.
will.i.am‘s crew says the song highlights four issues affecting communities of color — police brutality, prison reform, gun reform and immigration. Those all play into Masters, a graphic novel that ties into an augmented reality app. That app, set for release this month, features appearances by stars like Jamie Foxx, Jaden Smith, Queen Latifah and Rakim.
- This is a long way from the Fergie years.
- Even “Where Is the Love” had its socially conscious side.
- As long as the songs are catchy, people will come along.
- This app sounds interesting — and will.i.am always swings for the fences.