Black Eyed Peas – Street Livin’

It feels like the late 90s again now that the Black Eyed Peas have harked back to their original alt-hip-hop roots on new track “Street Livin'” Their first release as a trio in nearly twenty years, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo have ditched the dance-pop aesthetic [and a certain Double Dutchess] that vaulted them into the mainstream, in favor of a socially conscious sound rooted in resolute realism they were once known for.

Confronting societal ills like police brutality and the prison industrial complex, the new single draws a line in the proverbial sand charging the listener to take heed through contumacious lyricism and a billowing boom-bap backdrop. It’s that classic BEP flow for a contemporary culture.

Catch the just-as-provoking visuals below and grab your own copy out now via Interscope:

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