Black Eyed Peas Return With New Song & Video For ‘Street Livin’ - WATCH
9 January 2018, 11:27 | Updated: 9 January 2018, 11:34
Black Eyed Peas - Street Livin'
The Peas are back with a socially-conscious new track.
The Black Eyed Peas are back with a new song and accompanying visual for the powerful 'Street Livin'.
Eight years since their last album - 2010's 'The Beginning' - the Peas return as a trio as will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo come together for a socially-conscious new record.
Together, they tackle a range of issues including the war on drugs, racial inequality and mass incarceration over a jazzy, melancholic instrumental.
"Street livin’, caught in a trap," will.i.am raps, "Guns or books, sell crack or rap / Be like kings or be like pawns / They called us coons, now they call us cons."
“Street livin’, oh my gosh, another brother got shot by the sarge" adds apl.de.ap, "Another cop got off with no charge / If you’re black in the ‘hood, you at large."
R&B songstress and former group regular Fergie does not feature on the new song.
The Peas are yet to confirm whether an upcoming album is on the horizon or whether the new track is a one-off.
Listen to 'Street Livin' above.
Every ghetto is systematically zoned to have fast food restaurants next to liqueur stores & check cashing places...motels next to strip clubs down & the street from low funded schools, while the jails & prisons are heavily funded... @bep #StreetLivin https://t.co/ULAQOCwpkB pic.twitter.com/OzUyWX2K8j— will.i.am (@iamwill) January 9, 2018
'Street Livin' is available now to download, stream and purchase.