Behind the Front [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
Black Eyed Peas bring some positivity and fun back into hip-hop. Musically there is almost no realm this group does not touch -- right from the jump, the stylistic innocence of "Fallen Up," complete with striking guitar licks, sums up what BEP is all about. They attack the so-called hardcore MCs playing the role of dress-up: "I see you try to dis our function by stating that we can't rap/Is it cuz we don't wear Tommy Hilfiger or baseball caps?/We don't use dollars to represent/We just use our innocence and talent." The wonderfully crafted, old-school-influenced first single, "Joints and Jam," is perfect for the summertime frame of mind. With "Karma" they explore the notion...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
Black Eyed Peas bring some positivity and fun back into hip-hop. Musically there is almost no realm this group does not touch -- right from the jump, the stylistic innocence of "Fallen Up," complete with striking guitar licks, sums up what BEP is all about. They attack the so-called hardcore MCs playing the role of dress-up: "I see you try to dis our function by stating that we can't rap/Is it cuz we don't wear Tommy Hilfiger or baseball caps?/We don't use dollars to represent/We just use our innocence and talent." The wonderfully crafted, old-school-influenced first single, "Joints and Jam," is perfect for the summertime frame of mind. With "Karma" they explore the notion of reaping what you sow. "Love Won't Wait" is a simultaneous infusion of R&B and hip-hop, as the group deals with a deteriorating romance. But the undisputed champ of this recording is "Positivity" -- you can't help but reminisce about yesteryear's MCs kicking conscious lyrics to educate the hip-hop masses. "Nowadays it's hard to make a living/But easy to make a killing/Cuz people walk around with just one inch of feeling/I feeling nauseated from your evil drug dealing/Blood spilling, the definition of top billing." In all honesty, the MCs who make up BEP -- Taboo, Will, and A8 -- are not going to be confused as being super-lyrical by any means. But their chemistry and insightful, original topic matter is used with enough efficiency to mask that slight blemish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949015220
  • Catalog Number: 90152
  • Sales rank: 48,023

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fallin' Up (5:08)
  2. 2 Clap Your Hands (4:57)
  3. 3 Joints & Jam (3:35)
  4. 4 The Way U Make Me Feel (4:19)
  5. 5 Movement (4:42)
  6. 6 Karma (4:28)
  7. 7 Be Free (4:06)
  8. 8 Say Goodbye (4:01)
  9. 9 Duet (4:21)
  10. 10 Communication (5:41)
  11. 11 What It Is (4:45)
  12. 12 ¿Que Dices? (4:01)
  13. 13 A8 (3:52)
  14. 14 Love Won't Wait (3:35)
  15. 15 Head Bobs (4:14)
  16. 16 Positivity (8:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Black Eyed Peas Primary Artist
Tommy O. Flute
Miles Om Tackett Bass, Cello
J. Curtis Guitar
Dawn Beckman Vocals
Sierra Swan Vocals
Einstein Brown Vocals
The Motives Turntables
Matt Nabours Violin
Terence Yoshiaka Percussion, Drums
Brian Lapin Bass, Hammond Organ, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Peter Kim Bass
Planet Swan Vocals
Paul Poli Turntables
Macy Gray Vocals
Carlos Guaico Bass, fender rhodes
Will Adams Marimbas, Hammond Organ, Theremin, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Ramy Antoun Conga
Darell Cross Drums
Ingrid Dupree Vocals
Kevin Feyen Guitar
Mike Fratantuno Bass, Guitar
Kim Hill Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Browne Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Nigel Harrison Composer
Greg Phillinganes Composer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
T. Smith Composer
Tony Smith Composer
Mark Leroy Art Direction
will.i.am Producer
Lou Michaels Engineer
Brian Lapin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Paul Poli Composer, Producer
Will Adams Composer, Producer
Kevin Feyen Composer
Suren Galadjian Illustrations
Mike Fratantuno Composer
David Haines Engineer
Allen Pineda Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Album!

    Well, I really like the Black Eyed Peas first album "Behind the Front". To me, it was really cool to listen to, and was a refreshing change from what most contemporary hip hop sounds like. These guys are really talented, and they don't bragg about what kind of cars they drive, how much money they make, or how many hoes they bang. In other words, their lyrics actually have depth and meaning, and their songs are positive and fun to listen to. This cd is for anyone who likes to smile and enjoy life. Peace

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