January 8, 2018 – FIRST SONG FROM THEIR ACCLAIMED GRAPHIC NOVEL MASTERS OF THE SUN (ON MARVEL COMICS) AND AUGMENTED REALITY APP (FEATURING VOICES OF STAN LEE, JAMIE FOXX, QUEEN LATIFAH, ICE T, MARY J BLIGE, JADEN SMITH, SNOOP & MORE). VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE DEBUTING AT SUNDANCE
INNOVATIVE VIDEO URGES AWARENESS AND ACTION ON POLICE BRUTALITY, PRISON REFORM, GUN REFORM AND IMMIGRATION INJUSTICES
It’s directed by Will.i.am and highlights four huge issues largely impacting communities of color – Police Brutality, Prison Reform, Gun Reform, and Immigration.
The end of the video directs viewers to take action (organizations listed below) at blackeyedpeas.com/streetlivin and social media dialogue using #BEPstreetlivin.
The song was inspired by their ambitious graphic novel distributed by Marvel Comics, ‘Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles’ and the issues that were present in the novel (80’s) are still major issues that we are battling today…
They recently released the AR- augmented reality app for the graphic novel features the voices of Stan Lee, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Ice T, Mary J Blige, Jaden Smith, Snoop & more.
The Masters of The Sun virtual reality experience will have its world premiere and launch at Sundance Film Festival and be released globally on January 19th and stars Stan Lee, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Slick Rick and Jason Isaacs and distributed by Oculus. Both the AR app and VR experience feature narration by 95-year-old legendary comic icon Stan Lee and a score co-produced by will.i.am and Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer (Dark Knight Trilogy, The Lion King).
Call to Action: The call to action is directed by leading national organizations: Hip Hop Caucus in partnership with i.am.angel foundation and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Community Justice Reform Coalition, PICO’s LIVE FREE Campaign, Schools Not Prisons, The Gathering for Justice, and United We Dream. #BEPstreetlivin
About Hip Hop Caucus: Hip Hop Caucus (www.hiphopcaucus.org) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 2004 that uses the power of Hip Hop culture to engage and empower young people and communities of color in the civic and political process.
AR experience – available on iOS and Android.