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Kim Hill Was ‘Almost Famous’ (Video)

Damn. The story ‘before Fergie‘… This is like the ‘5th Beatle‘ story we hear all the time. Disgruntled artist mad about not staying around long enough. But is it like that for this story? No, not the way Kim tells it…

In the mid-1990s, the singer and songwriter Kim Hill met a young rapper who suggested they start making music. That rapper’s name was, and his group was a rising Los Angeles underground Hip-Hop crew called The Black Eyed Peas. The rest is history — or is it?
Hill found herself at a crossroads in 2000 and decided to quit the group and find her own voice, only to look on as The Black Eyed Peas reached global stardom with earworms like “I Gotta Feeling.” Having missed out on what every performer dreams of, does Hill regret her decision?
“Almost Famous” is a special Op-Docs series of short films directed by Ben Proudfoot featuring people who nearly made history — only to fall short. These are tales of overcoming disappointment at its most epic, from an astronaut who never flew to a superstar who never was.
– The New York Times

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The Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin – “RITMO” (Video)

A’ight then! Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin with the score… on the “Bad Boys For Life” soundtrack with this “RITMO” jawn.



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Black Eyed Peas Are At A Point In Their Career Where They Can Speak Their Truth In Their Music (Video)

Yep! “Street Livin'” got the Peas popping out here. Watch the interview above. And respect to for popping… them bands for philanthropy (as they talk about at the top of the interview)

Black Eyed Peas on saying “F” the system, new music & more.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Black Eyed Peas – “Street Livin'” (Video)

Dope. Deep. This is a win. Don’t sleep on Black Eyed Peas. Members,, and Taboo deliver a woke joint enitled “Street Livin’.”

Very interesting work in this; making the still pics speak on the history and the message.

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The Black Eyed Peas Speak On Going Back To ‘Yesterday’ (Video)

Almost an hour strong of good talk with the group Black Eyed Peas. Big Boy chats ’em up about the single and video for “Yesterday,” their 20 year history in the game (including hiatuses, Will-I-Am’s and Fergie’s solo work, etc.) and more.


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The Black Eyed Peas – “Yesterday” (Video)

Hey this is alright here. Black Eyed Peas taking it back to “Yesterday” running a litany of Hip-Hop’s greats and their lines, while folding in their own flavor into the mix. In paying homage to others, they went back to yesterday themselves. Been a while since BEP put it down like this. Enjoy.

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Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl XLV Halftime Performance (Video)

At this point in the hip hop game I don’t understand all the hate that the Black Eyed Peas get from rap fans. The BEPs were basically a underground hip hop group that wasn’t getting support after two dope first albums with a heavy true school hip hop sound & influence. They also had some of the best performances in hip hop largely because they employed the b-boy element into their showmanship. Eventually Will.I.Am, Apl.D.Ap, & Taboo added an additional member in Fergie & switched it up & made their sound more universal to a world audience. People often criticize the BEPs, but today on the radio we’re inundated by garbage artists setting black people back 1000s of years with their buffoonery. Although I personally tend to gravitate to more aggressive & often socially conscious hip hop music I’m not mad at the BEP’s for being honest about where they wanted to go with their sound without any boundaries. I spoke to Will.I.Am on a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta last year & we spoke for about 45 minutes about his group, his career as a solo DJ (which often pays more), & loyalty to his bandmates. Will made it known that they’ve always just wanted to entertain people first & foremost & simply have fun. The key thing I got out of that conversation was Will.I.Am could have been a solo artist or producer but he said he’d be unhappy if he couldn’t perform with his group. He didn’t want to leave them behind. More importantly they wanted to entertain people & not be pigeonholed in any box. I can respect that 100%. If I have a fix for the old BEP sound I’ll just go back & watch some of the old videos or listen to the first two albums I have. I posted a few videos after the jump. Often I’ll hear some hip hop fans say Black Eyed Peas fell off years ago…..I disagree. In the global scheme of things I believe they are continuously ‘falling up!’

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