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Black Eyed Peas

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Los Angeles, United States (1995 – present)

Black Eyed Peas are an American / group formed in Los Angeles in 1995. The group currently line-up is formed by will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and apl.de.ap. Black Eyed Peas have so-far sold an estimated 56 million albums and singles worldwide.

Black Eyed Peas went to centenary state high school and got their start in 1988 when will.i.am (born 1975 William James Adams Jr.) and apl.de.ap (born 1974 Allan Pineda) began rapping and performing together around Los Angeles. The pair signed to Ruthless Records (run by Eazy-E) after catching the attention of the nephew of Jerry Heller (Eazy-E’s manager). Along with Mookie Mook (Burning Star), Dante Santiago & DJ Motiv8, they called their group A.T.B.A.N. Klann. Their debut album, ‘Grass Roots’, was not released originally because Ruthless did not consider the social themes reflected in the group’s music to be marketable to their audience. A single “Puddles of H2O” was released in 1994 but no album was released (until it leaked onto the Internet in the mid 2000s).

After Eazy-E died of an AIDS related illness in 1995, they changed their name to Black Eyed Peas; will.i.am explained on the front cover of the Monkey Business album that “Black Eyed Peas are food for the soul”, hence the name. will.i.am has cited the Red Hot Chili Peppers as an influence and said he named his band after a food, like them. They replaced their original third member Mookie, with Dante Santiago the Peas original singer. Then Taboo (born Jaime Gomez) joined the group. Dante Santiago took on a role as a guest vocalist in the band and featured frequently on various tracks for their first four albums.

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  • sambadora

    WHY CANT YOU COME BACK HIT AGAIN AND BE HAPPY

    Yesterday 1:37am Reply
  • mirateu

    Bardzo fajne utwory..

    Yesterday 1:24pm Reply
  • beto_man

    \\/ concordo. kkkkk -q

    26 Aug 3:47am Reply
  • CrazyGringo3

    Начал слушать Black Eyed Peas очень давно, чуть ли не с начальной школы, и могу сказать, что "Monkey Business" их последний хороший альбом. Такая резкая смена стиля начиная "The E.N.D." была словно плевком в лицо старым фанатам. А вообще их лучший альбом - это андеграундный "Behind The Front". Так-то.

    21 Aug 6:15pm Reply
  • rodriguins

    saudade desses sambistas

    20 Aug 1:19am Reply
  • mrpaul01

    fuck these guys... ruined the radio for so long.

    19 Aug 11:23pm Reply
  • landson

    WHERE IS THE TIME TO BEGIN'? :/

    19 Aug 11:13pm Reply
  • laserbeanz

    saudades disso

    17 Aug 11:48pm Reply
  • JasonTrawick

    Meet Me Halfway ♥

    17 Aug 9:26pm Reply
  • yurilavigne

    Shut Up ♥

    17 Aug 7:42pm Reply
  • Mitsuki_J

    I hope they go back to their "Elephunk" and "Monkey Business" days. I miss it! [15]

    17 Aug 3:47am Reply
  • v_indie

    IMMA BE

    17 Aug 3:02am Reply
  • JrH2OH

    Dum Diddly hino injustiçado!!! [2]

    17 Aug 1:09am Reply
  • educhaves14

    Saudades do Black Eyed Peas. Espero alguma novidade do próximo álbum ainda esse ano.

    16 Aug 11:44pm Reply
  • bcatarsis

    Saudades dos reis

    14 Aug 2:25am Reply
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    11 Aug 5:09pm Reply
  • helder_ribeiro

    Rock That Body <3

    10 Aug 1:58am Reply
  • Mr-West07

    I really want new music, I'm missing them. I admit "The Beginning" wasn't their strongest attempt, but it's not as bad as everyone is saying. Well, will.i.am promised us new BEP music, so let's see.

    3 Aug 10:57pm Reply
  • Kalnoo

    they will never regroup again right?

    3 Aug 6:02pm Reply
  • laserbeanz

    I hope they go back to their "Elephunk" and "Monkey Business" days. I miss it! [14]

    1 Aug 2:39am Reply
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