Black Eyed Peas Say that the Music of Today Lacks Support For Activism
"Looks more like the athletes are standing up for causes that, in reality, in the music industry."
Black Eyed Peas' latest music is a return to his conscious Hip-Hop roots. With the mind, it's no shock to hear the group considering the place of social justice in the current industry climate.
During an interview with Variety, the trio spoke about sexism in the music industry in the light of the #MeToo movement, which promotes the awareness of pervasive sexual assault and harassment, and criticized the lack of activism in the music now.
"The music is probably ... does a really good job in the decline in the power of a woman".I.am said. "And this is really sad. Especially the Hip Hop, rock, sex, drugs and rock and roll. A woman is a resource within the sentence. It is very sad".
Later, it was.I.I joked that the Isley Brothers' hit single "miss" would be characteristic of the lyrics of the song 'Who is that bitch?' if it were released today. The thought is prompted BEP's Taboo lament the lack of support for the activism in the music.
"It is sad that, in this day and age of music, we don't have a lot of support for activism such as we are accustomed to," he said. "In the '60s, everyone was trying to make a statement with your music. It seems that more athletes are making a statement, the defense of causes, which in reality in the music industry."
Check out BEP's thoughts on the music industry above and see the rest of the interview below.