Hip Hop Caucus is honored to partner with multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning recording artists, the Black Eyed Peas for their return with new social and political force in a song and video titled “Street Livin”. Directed by will.i.am, “Street Livin” highlights four intersectional issues largely impacting communities of color – Police Brutality, Prison Reform, Gun Reform, and Immigration.
The end of the video directs viewers to ‘stay woke and take action now’ with us at blackeyedpeas.com/streetlivin.
“Street Livin” was inspired by Black Eyed Peas ambitious groundbreaking graphic novel distributed by Marvel Comics, ‘Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles’ and the issues that were present in the novel, which takes place in the 1980’s, are still major issues that we are battling today.
The powerful art of will.i.am and Black Eyed Peas in “Street Livin” is driving discussion about the intersection of police brutality, prison reform, gun reform, and immigration.
In a world where our most basic human rights are often ignored and the system doesn’t respect us, a just future is only achievable if we come together and use our collective power to make change.
These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and country. By pledging to stay woke, we are one step closer to growing the movement for justice big enough to create a system that truly works for everyone. The time to act is now.
We organized a coalition of partners to help release this project:i.am.angel foundation, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Community Justice Reform Coalition, PICO’s LIVE FREE Campaign, #SchoolsNotPrisons, The Gathering for Justice and United We Dream. Follow them too, and let’s end injustice together.