feature: living colour’s upcoming project inspired by notorious b.i.g.’s ‘who shot ya’

July 26, 2016

In the process of making their new album Shade, Living Colour is shifting its full attention to the unjust realities of society. Also producing an exclusive project built around Notorious B.I.G.’s infamous ‘Who Shot Ya?’, they set out to address police brutality and domestic violence head on. This mixtape is their activism, and as they feature a number of fellow artists contributing to the track, Living Colour works to create an artistic army of cultural advocates. As a whole, the group hopes to add the fuel to the fire of conversation  and resistance; their guitarist Vernon Reid says: ‘I think artists of all stripes need to have something to say and jump into it.’ 

AFROPUNK Brooklyn alums- and returning to this years’ fest- Living Colour has much more to share in terms of music, entertainment, and activism. Catch them in August in the special AFROPUNK Brooklyn Powerjam (also featuring Bad Brains and Fishbone), and check out more of their projects below.

By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor 

                                                                            Photo: Karsten Staiger