Black Eyed Peas-Super Bowl Half Time Performance [Video]


Now whatever your thoughts are on B.E.P this is an absolute must watch. As you’d expect from the half time Super Bowl Show it’s a visual masterpiece. Truly epic.

Vocally they are poor, which goes to show how much they rely on production. At least they remembered their lyrics though, unlike Christina Aguilera who managed to forget a few words to the American National Anthem. Nightmare. Also note a couple of random guest appearances from Slash (I’m still trying to figure out why…) and Usher.

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Quick Throwback: Black Eyed Peas/DJ Premier

Discovered this whilst putting together my ultimate DJ Premier collection (yes, I’m still doing that) and have been meaning to post it for a while.

Take a step back to 2000 when the BEP were merely a twinkle in their mainstream father’s eye and Fergie was still a drug-crazed, sex-maniac (*rolls tongue back in*). The track itself is pure irony, but their quirky sense of humour is evident even back then in the visuals. Definitely worth a watch.

I wonder how many BEP fans know this exists…

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R&B Fridays: Episode 75


A more digestable episode this week, which makes a nice change for us all having had a few extended instalments in recent weeks.

Outside of this episode, it’s been a fairly quiet week for R&B, with just the three notables: a video for Rihanna and Drake’s collaboration, new music from UK upcomer Talay Riley, and the latest drop from Trey Songz’s upcoming mixtape.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 71


Stacked episode this week, with some huge mainstream singles alongside great material from underappreciated artists. Quality wise, it’s one of the strongest R&B Fridays of recent months for sure: one of those where you could easily grab everything on offer.

The recap: Mastered version of Lloyd’s latest, Willow Smith’s debut video, Ne-Yo covering an MJ classic, Rihanna’s newest video, and finally the anticipated video for Chris Brown’s new single.

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R&B Fridays: Episode 62


The 62nd episode of everyone’s favourite R&B dose brings you a bunch of big names and big tracks.

Before clicking on, be sure to have a look through the R&B-related posts from the week gone by: a great collab from Sean Garrett and Drake, visuals for Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj’s Bottoms Up, the first single from Lloyd’s upcoming album and finally Jay Sean’s new video.

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apl.de.ap Launches His Solo Career


Yeah, that dude from the Black Eyed Peas. He likes his name in lower case too it seems.

Looks like he’s the next one going for a solo career, and in honesty I don’t blame him as he doesn’t really get much of a look-in with BEP. Who knows, he might turn out to be alright.

The track below isn’t too bad and has a fairly conscious message, although it’s pretty simple stuff when compared to other ‘conscious rappers’. Still a good message though and you have to respect that, and maybe keeping it simple will bring this stuff mainstream.

apl.de.ap-We Be Workin’ ft. will.i.am

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R&B Fridays: Episode 33


Similar to last week’s episode, this one contains a nice blend of big names, up-and-comers and some that we (I) haven’t heard from in a while.

We’ve dropped some R&B-related goodies throughout the week too, be sure to scroll down a couple of posts and check out the video for Usher’s lead single from Raymond vs. Raymond. When you’ve done that, scroll back up and enter the R&B room.

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