watch Ho99o9 & Travis Barker cover Bad Brains’ “Big Takeover” on ‘Black Power Live’
The 'Black Power Live' livestream went down on BehindTheRhyme's Twitch channel on Saturday (6/27), hosted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and benefitting the Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Trap Heals, Sankofa, Transgender Law Center, and Black Men Build.
To watch the full thing, you have to be a BehindTheRhyme subscriber, but punk-rap duo Ho99o9 released video of their set, which featured blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and found the band performing both songs from their new two-song single and doing a cover of the Bad Brains classic "Big Takeover" (which, with its lyrics like "There's no love for this USA / This world is doomed with its own segregation / Just another Nazi test," resonates very strongly right now). The cover is awesome, and the originals (the hazy rap of "Pray or Prey" and the fired-up punk of "Christopher Dorner") sounded great too.
Ho99o9 write, "Keep the fight for justice, ending racism & police brutality moving forward in any way possible, every little thing helps. Thank you to everyone who tuned it, 999."
Travis Barker been a busy guy in the livestream covers world this year, having previously done a full Nirvana set with Post Malone and Paramore and Rage Against the Machine covers with Machine Gun Kelly.
Black Power Live also included the debut of Terrace Martin's new piece Racism On Trial, which features Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Denzel Curry, and others. You can watch these two clips and subscribe to see the rest:
The stream also featured a performance from Stevie Wonder's band, The Brandon Brown Collective, featuring Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), Doja Cat, Iah Isiah, Jessie Reyez, Miguel, Mereba, serpentwithfeet, Twin Shadow, Vagabon, Aloe Blacc, Aja Monet, Ne-Yo, Pink Sweat$, Zsela and more.