Rig Rundown: Doug Wimbish & Vernon Reid

Premier Guitar’s Rebecca Dirks catches up with Living Colours’ Vernon Reid and Doud Wimbish during their 2013 U.S. tour.

On the Road Again: At 30, Living Colour is still vivid

Brothers Gonna Work It Out: Living Colour & Public Enemy

Scarface & Living Colour: Jam Session

When a rap legend, Scarface, takes the stage with rock pioneers, Living Colour, you get a unique performance. Alife’s summer sessions has had a wide range of artist this summer, but the Scarface show took a deeper route than most. Before the performance Alife was able to sit down with both artist and find out their connection to music.

Not many know this but the OG Scarface does more than rap, he is a true music connoisseur and knows how to play the guitar…very well actually. His love for music was evident when he ask to have a live band accompany him during his Alife session. “Rock is a dying creation, we need to bring it back.”

Stated Scarface on why he choose to bring on Living Colour. It’s good to hear artist speak of music beyond themselves, you can tell from the interview that Scarface and Living Colour care about the culture.

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Living Colour - American Skin (41 Shots) (2001)

Is it a gun? Is it a knife?
Is it a wallet? This is your life
It aint no secret, no secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in your American skin