Throwback: David Bowie-Black Tie White Noise Featuring Al B. Sure

“Black Tie White Noise” was a collaboration between David Bowie and Al B. Sure! from Bowie’s 1993 album also titled, Black Tie White Noise.  Nile Rodgers, who worked previously with Bowie on the Let’s Dance album, co-produced Black Tie White Noise. The song was inspired by the L.A. riots after Rodney King and featured trumpet playing from Lester Bowie. The video was also shot in Los Angeles and was directed to represent multiculturalism instead of Blacks assimilating into white mainstream culture.