Rapper Chino XL and songstress Rama Duke present a 1992 classic with a hip-hop flare “Under the Bridge”.

Old school funk-rock band formed out of LA, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers released their hit “Under the Bridge” in 1991, making waves as it exposed the dire strain placed on those consumed by drug addiction. The concept behind the song came from RHCP vocalist, Anthony Kiedis’ own battle against drug dependency.

Reimagined with an onslaught of powerful lyrics provided by Chino XL and a pleasant, up lifting rock chorus by Rama Duke, the modernized song and visual for “Under the Bridge” expresses a relevant view of those afflicted by drugs on many levels. This is a strong opener for the new music label 1520 Entertainment, who plan to release more powerful tracks to follow up on a monthly basis throughout all of 2017.

Jared Lee Gosselin, partner and founder of 1520 released this statement, “We hope that our hybrid version of ‘Under the Bridge’ might save some lives and inspire a new generation,” giving us all the more reason to root for its placement across any platform.  As the producer of the track “Under the Bridge”, Gosselin has even more powerful accolades with production credits for Velvet Revolver, Serj Tankian, DMC, Macy Gray, India.Arie, KRS-One and Musiq Soulchild.

Check out Chino XL’s & Rama Duke’s video below.

How do you guys feel about the first release from label 1520 Entertainment? Does this song bring reminiscent feelings of the 1992 classic by the Red Hot Chili Peppers or what?

Compare to the original.

What are your thoughts?

David Watson