The Black Eyed Peas Take Us Back To “Yesterday” With Retro, Fergie-Less Hip-Hop
The Black Eyed Peas are officially back – kinda. will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo have returned on the 20th anniversary of their debut (crazy right, they founded back in 1995), but something is missing. That is… someone. Fergie, arguably their biggest star or at least the the one that catapulted them to becoming one of the world’s best selling groups of all time as they moved from underground, classic hip-hop into the pop game.
And that’s what we have for you today, the original trio going back to their roots, back to “Yesterday” for a new-age classic. The song samples hits from N.W.A., Wu-Tang, the Beastie Boys, Onyx, Black Sheep, Audio Two, Ol Dirty Bastard, and then some.
A new album is in the works, and it’s going to be a hit, Fergie or not.
This isn’t the first time they’ve “brought it back” though, check out this gem from ~2000:
While we’re at it… here’s some of their albums:
Behind The Front (1998)
Bridging The Gap (2000)
Monkey Business (2005)
The E.N.D. (2009)
The Beginning (2010)