The late Notorious B.I.G. lives on. Music veteran group Living Colour has released a cover video for Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya” to spark gun violence awareness.
The four-minute clip features LC rocking to the unforgettable B.I.G. single while delivering heart-wrenching gun violence statistics.
Over crunchy, staccato riffs, the band turns Biggie’s vivid assertion of hardness into a protest song about the waves of gun violence by both police officers and citizens alike. Now the official video brings home that statement with remembrances of people who died from guns, from Amadou Diallo to Medgar Evers to Tupac Shakur, who originally thought Big’s “Who Shot Ya?” was aimed at him. (Rolling Stone)
Coincidentally, rapper Meek Mill offered a solution this week on what could bring down gun violence.
A few months ago, Meek promised to stop rapping about extreme violence following his upcoming DC4 mixtape’s release.