Watch Black Eyed Peas Perform “Street Livin'” on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
The Black Eyed Peas are back and using their voices louder than ever on their latest single, "Street Livin'." The rap trio performs the new record on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they transform their appearance into a full artistic presentation.
The performance kicks off with will.i.am spitting some serious bars about modern day slavery, racism in America and more as the group is backed by a live band. The lyrics actually appear next to the veteran producer on the screen as he rhymes them for the audience and viewers at home.
Apl.de.ap steps into the spotlight next, where he continues to reiterate will.i.am's sentiments about the country's social issues, sporting a beret, which is similar to those that members of the Black Panther Party wore in the 1960s.
Finally, Taboo finishes off the performance with the song's last verse, before gathering the group back together onstage. The trio raise up their fists to symbolize solidarity as the camera pans out for the last shot from the performance.
A lot has changed for the Black Eyed Peas over the past few years since their lengthy hiatus from making consistent music. Fans believed that Fergie left the group permanently, which will.i.am at one point denied, and Taboo previously battled with testicular cancer. The three male rappers have since reunited, but there's no word on whether they will be doing another full-length project for fans.
Watch the performance from the Black Eyed Peas on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.
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