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Black Eyed Peas (Official Thread)

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  1. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    Current Members

    will.i.am – leader, main rapper, vocalist, producer
    Fergie – main vocalist, sub-rapper, songwriter
    Taboo – lead rapper, songwriter
    apl.de.ap – lead rapper, sub-vocalist, songwriter, producer

    Studio Albums

    Behind the Front (1998)
    Bridging the Gap (2000)
    Elephunk (2003)
    Monkey Business (2005)
    The E.N.D. (2009)
    The Beginning (2010)




    After seeing Hot Tub Time Machine, where they jokingly made the song "Let's Get It Started" a hit before it's time. The clip reminded me of how much I love the group and the people who "get it" have a great time with the music. It's universal, it's fun, it's purposely dumb and it's genius in it's genre! :grinthumb

    Here's the clip:


    I LOVE this group and no matter how much criticism they get I always find it more laughable that a group all about fun and a good time gets serious critiques. Seriously who analyzes how dumb the lyrics are of a song titled
    "My Humps"! Hello, it POP music! Not Shakespeare folks and the more ridiculous and over the top it is the more it fits what a classic pop song should be! :grinthumb The Black Eyed Peas are the masters of modern dance pop IMO! Their music is contagious and has the most pure crazy spirit in any group I've seen. Looking back at the original "Let's Get it Started" it's clear everyone in it has a contribution and they are all actually enjoying what they are making. I noticed a lot of small details and this is the most layered pop group since New Radicals IMO.

    Let's Get It Started


    I like every album more and more since they acquired the final piece "Fergie". I don't feel she's the whole group by any means but I'm sorry, I could do without their social commentary on the first two albums. It was dry as toast and artist like A Tribe Called Quest did it better! Will I Am has a mind for sound and a crazy enthusiasm that suits the pop vibe better. Here are the three milestone albums.

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    Here are my favorite tracks:

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    Anxiety Ft. Pap Roach


    Where Is The Love?


    Let's Get Retarded
    (I thought it was stupid to change the word from started to retarded)


    Pump It


    They Don't Want Music Ft. James Brown


    My Humps

    (don't give two shits how hated it is, it's fun as hell and pop genius)

    My favorite material is definitely off of the new album! Best dance floor music past 2,000 period:

    Boom Boom Pow


    I Gotta Feeling


    Imma Be/Rock That Body

     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    :heheh:

    You did a BEP thread!!!

    :guitar::guitar::guitar::guitar::guitar::guitar:
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    Uh huh! I went there and I'm damn proud of it! :oyea:
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    You took all the best songs I could have added. :heheh:
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    Did you hear the Anxiety track? It's a cool rock/rap song that never made it as a single! :grinthumb
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    No...listening now...give me a couple minutes here. :grinthumb
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    :heheh: Man that was messed up! The use of the megaphone.

    I think you summed it up best that it's just fun music...sometimes it just needs to be.

    :cheers2
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    Well I have to disagree with you there, Sooty. They lost me at the new album. I listened to them and like a good amount of their music up until "The E.N.D" and then I they took a major nosedive there in my opinion.
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    That's cool Cosmic but pound for pound it's there best overall album IMO. In fact, I think that I Gotta Feeling is there best track since Let's Get Retarded! :grinthumb
     
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    Re: "The Official" Black Eyed Peas Thread

    I also dig the solo efforts:


    Fergie-London Bridge


    Will.I.Am-I Got It From My Mama


    Fergie-Finally


    Will.I.Am-One More Chance


    Fergie-Big Girls Don't Cry


    Will.I.Am-She's A Star
     

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