The Black Eyed Peas are urging listeners to “stay woke” with their politically charged single “Street Livin’.”
Fergie, who has spun off in her solo direction, is absent from the single, but will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo appear on the song, which tackles the prison industrial complex, immigration, police brutality and more.
In addition to the single, the Peas released a black-and-white music video that takes viewers back in time. Protest movements in history are depicted and the mouths on photos of Martin Luther King and Black Lives Matter activists are animated so they rap the song’s lyrics.
The song’s message doubles as a call to action: The Peas asked fans to sign a pledge and get involved with foundations like the Hip Hop Caucus, 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.
As for Fergie, she’s currently hosting the Fox show The Four and promoting her album Double Dutchess.