Much of Living Colour's lyrical content mirrored rap's growing sense of street politics, and Vivid included a collaboration with Public Enemy' s Chuck D. and Flavor Flav. The band's high-octane brew was also laced with first-rate pop instincts, evidenced by tracks such as "Glamour Boys" and the band's signature tune "Cult of Personality." Vivid went multiplatinum, snagged a Grammy, and kicked off a run of five releases and much praise from fans and critics, which lasted till 1995. A reunion in the new century resulted in 2003's Collideoscope. The band updated its electronics, and while it emerged more lyrically pessimistic than ever, was sly enough to cover "Back in Black." And Reid's side projects since then have proved he's still a monster.
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