A few years ago, the (original) Black Eyed Peas dropped their first Fergie-less single in some moons, “Yesterday.” With Fergie no longer in the group, the original trio of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo returned near the top of the year with the politically conscious “Street Livin’.”
The OGBEPs are now back with their second single of the year, “RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3.”
“What’s the difference between Watts and Palisades,” will said to Complex. “It’s the amount of information, and when you get money, how that money flows in your community and that leads your community, how you improve the livelihoods of your community with education and opportunity. So if people are going to rep the streets, protect the streets. That’s why Brentwood’s Brentwood. How about this: gentrification is gonna happen anyway. Why don’t we be our own gentrifiers and improve the lives of our community our own selves. It’s gonna happen anyway, bro.”
Listen to it below.