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The Beginning

The Black Eyed Peas

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Album Review

Although the lead single here prominently samples an ‘80s touchstone, The Beginning isn’t a nostalgia trip. Barring a Slick Rick or Chic sample here and a Mr. Roboto reference there (plus buckets of hi-res synth driving the productions), nothing else directly evokes the ‘80s. As on the Peas' last two LPs, it’s heavily reliant on nightclub anthems and’s throwback rapping, alongside Auto-Tune harmonies and waves of synth. “I Gotta Feeling” from 2009 casts a long shadow on this record of don’t-stop-the-party jams and club-life tracks. It leads off with a pumping first single, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” built off Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Other highlights include “The Best One Yet (The Boy)” and “Don’t Stop the Party.”

Customer Reviews

The beginning

This album is not as good as the end but some of the songs are amazing!!!!

The best one yet


Just can't get enough

Light up the night

The situation

Own it


Wow, I thought that the E.N.D was the end for the black eyed peas
but they have delieverd again!! GO BEP!!

Cool as :)

i luv the peas and their new album is awesome. the time (dirty bit) is good and so is light up the night & xoxoxo. nice job peas!!!!


Formed: 1995 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The Black Eyed Peas transcended hip-hop to become one of the most commercially successful pop groups of the 2000s. Their career began modestly, with a pair of albums inspired by the positive-minded likes of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. After adding Fergie, the group's pop instincts reached full flight. Ignited by the Top Ten hit "Where Is the Love?" and the Grammy-winning party anthem "Let's Get It Started," the group scored three multi-platinum albums in 2003's Elephunk, 2005's Monkey Business,...
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