#WHEREISTHELOVE?, and 13 years later we’re still asking that.
The Black Eyed Peas came out this week with a remake of their socially awakening and moving track, “Where is the Love”. The original version was released in June 2003 and garnered nominations in the 46th rammy Awards in 2004 for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung collaboration.
The Remake came as a response to all the terrorist attacks happening all over the world and as well as the hastening lost of Faith in Humanity amidst news from around the world concerning attacks on society. The Music Video starts with the iconic picture of Alan Kurdi’s little body slumped on the shores of Turkey, a picture only the heartless wouldn’t bat an eyelash for. The whole video shows big names in the industry such as, Kendall Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, Jaden Smith, DJ Khaled, Marie J. Blige, Snoop Dog, etc who are all taking a stand against these “attacks on humanity”, calling out everyone to stand up and make a difference for the tomorrow or later generations.
The members of the Black Eyed Peas; Taboo, Will.I.Am, Apl.de.Ap, and Fergie are seen all together towards the end of the Music Video. Will.I.Am calls out to the millennials saying, “I hope this song inspires the millennials to go all out to scream from the tallest mountain, care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk,”. While Filipino-American Apl.de.Ap who is seen in the majority of the Music Video, calls out to the youth as a whole, “You have a voice and you have a right to make a change in this moment in time”.