12 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bringing their eponymous 2017 graphic novel to life, MASTERS OF THE SUN VOL. 1 marks The Black Eyed Peas’ first album in eight years—and the first after former singer Fergie’s departure. While leaning on an old-school rap sound, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo tap into pop formulas such as “Big Love”, and “Wings” with Nicole Scherzinger. Veterans like Nas (“Back 2 Hiphop”), Slick Rick (on the mutating made-for-clubs beat of “Constant Pt.1 Pt.2”) and the late Phife Dawg (“All Around the World”) make welcome appearances throughout an album that marks new beginnings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bringing their eponymous 2017 graphic novel to life, MASTERS OF THE SUN VOL. 1 marks The Black Eyed Peas’ first album in eight years—and the first after former singer Fergie’s departure. While leaning on an old-school rap sound, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo tap into pop formulas such as “Big Love”, and “Wings” with Nicole Scherzinger. Veterans like Nas (“Back 2 Hiphop”), Slick Rick (on the mutating made-for-clubs beat of “Constant Pt.1 Pt.2”) and the late Phife Dawg (“All Around the World”) make welcome appearances throughout an album that marks new beginnings.

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