The Black Eyed Peas are going "BACK 2 HIPHOP" with their new album.
You may know the Black Eyed Peas most for their work from a few years ago. The foursome, which turned into a trio, has released plenty of infectious singles that you're sure to hear at any Bar Mitzvah you attend. Seriously though, for some reason, BEP is always a hit with 13-year-olds. Whether "Where Is The Love?" has gotten stuck in your head or you've gone home to hear your mother humming "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas have probably impacted your life somehow. They've also seen better days but the trio is looking to turn their fortunes around with their next album, going back to what made them start making music in the first place.
The group has decided to take a different approach with Masters of the Sun as they enlist a few of hip-hop's greats to help them create an unforgettable album. Their next project will include appearances from Nas, the late Phife Dawg, Slick Rick, Posdnuos from De La Soul, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and others. Nicole Scherzinger will also be featured on the album after she was rumored to have been replacing Fergie.
A few of the songs have already been released from the upcoming work, which will see them going back to their boom-bap roots. Take a look at the tracklist below, courtesy of HHNM. Masters of the Sun will be out next week.
1. BACK 2 HIPHOP (feat. Nas)
2. YES or NO
3. GET READY
4. 4EVER (feat. Esthero)
5. CONSTANT Pt. 1 Pt. 2 (feat. Slick Rick)
6. DOPENESS (feat. CL)
7. ALL AROUND THE WORLD (feat. Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Posdnuos)
8. NEW WAVE
9. VIBRATIONS Pt. 1 Pt. 2
10. WINGS (feat. Nicole Scherzinger)
11. RING THE ALARM Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3
12. BIG LOVE