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All Music Guide - John Bush
Nominally a rap group, in truth Black Eyed Peas call on so many forms of songwriting and production that slotting them into hip-hop is like slotting Prince into R&B -- technically true, but very limiting. Elephunk, the group's third straight winning LP, doesn't have top-notch rapping, but as driven by frontman Will.I.Am, it does possess some of the most boundary-pushing productions in contemporary, (mostly) uncommercial hip-hop -- right up at the level occupied by Common and OutKast. The smart, brassy opening club thump "Hands Up" hits another level with a sly bridge flaunting some heavy metallic slide guitar, while the highly pressurized love jam "Shut Up" features great...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Nominally a rap group, in truth Black Eyed Peas call on so many forms of songwriting and production that slotting them into hip-hop is like slotting Prince into R&B -- technically true, but very limiting. Elephunk, the group's third straight winning LP, doesn't have top-notch rapping, but as driven by frontman Will.I.Am, it does possess some of the most boundary-pushing productions in contemporary, (mostly) uncommercial hip-hop -- right up at the level occupied by Common and OutKast. The smart, brassy opening club thump "Hands Up" hits another level with a sly bridge flaunting some heavy metallic slide guitar, while the highly pressurized love jam "Shut Up" features great interplay between Taboo and new member Fergie. Space doesn't allow for description of each track, but suffice to say any Will.I.Am track is going to feature loads of ideas and fresh sounds, not to mention plenty of stylistic change-ups -- from the digital-step ragga of "Hey Mama" (featuring Tippa Irie) to the Latinized, loved-up "Latin Girls." Like a latter-day Digital Underground, Black Eyed Peas know how to get a party track moving, and add a crazy stupid rhyme or two ("bop your head like epilepsy" from the suitably titled "Let's Get Retarded"). [The album was also released with a bonus track, "Let's Get It Started."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2004
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602498628089
  • Catalog Number: 000285402
  • Sales rank: 1,201

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hands Up (3:35)
  2. 2 Labor Day (It's a Holiday) (3:58)
  3. 3 Let's Get Retarded (3:35)
  4. 4 Hey Mama (3:34)
  5. 5 Shut Up (4:56)
  6. 6 Smells Like Funk (5:04)
  7. 7 Latin Girls (6:17)
  8. 8 Sexy (4:43)
  9. 9 Fly Away (3:35)
  10. 10 The Boogie That Be (5:12)
  11. 11 The Apl Song (2:54)
  12. 12 Anxiety - Papa Roach (3:38)
  13. 13 Where Is the Love? - Justin Timberlake (4:34)
  14. 14 Let's Get It Started (7:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Black Eyed Peas Primary Artist
Tippa Irie Vocals
Ron Fair Piano, Conductor
Taboo Vocals
J. Curtis Guitar
Sergio Mendez Piano
George Pajon Guitar
Mike Fratantuno Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitarron, Upright Bass
Terry Dexter Background Vocals
Justin Timberlake Vocals
Tobin Bass, Guitar
Printz Board Trumpet, Horn, Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer, Group Member
apl.de.ap Vocals
Dave Buckner Drums
Jacoby Shaddix Vocals
Terence Yoshiaki Drums
Tim Izo Orindgreff Flute, Horn, Saxophone, Group Member
Chuck Prada Percussion
Dante Santiago Background Vocals
Noelle Scaggs Background Vocals
Ray Brady Guitar
Elizabeth Lea Trombone
Debi Nova Vocals
Davey Chegwidden Conga, Shaker
Keith Harris Drums
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Billy May Composer
Phelps "Catfish" Collins Composer
Ron Fair Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Johnny Griggs Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
David Sonenberg Management
Frank Wolf Engineer
J. Curtis Composer
Fred Davis Legal Advisor
Anthony Henry Composer
George Pajon Composer
Will Adams Composer
Mike Fratantuno Composer
Justin Timberlake Composer
Printz Board Composer
Jean Baptiste Composer
Dylan Dresdow Engineer
Papa Roach Composer
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Digital Editing
apl.de.ap Producer, drum programming
Seth Friedman Management
Terence Yoshiaki Composer
Jun Ishizeki Engineer
Allen Pineda Composer
John Stephens Composer
Jason Villaroman Engineer
Ray Brady Composer
Chris Clancy Marketing
Horndogs Contributor
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez Composer
Lee Groves Programming
BLK Art Direction
Debi Nova Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2011

    Excellent cd!

    I'm a big fan of the black eyed peas and I got this cd and I was really impressed on it. They have really good songs on here, where is the love is a very good song with a good meaning. you will enjoy every song on here. The music on this album is fun to dance to! Except I don't really like the song called lets get retarded.
    I miss the old black eyed peas with elephunk and monkey buisness. The black eyed peas have changed a lot over the years with their music. They should go back to making this kind of music instead of making music that kind of music that does not sound like hip-hop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GO BEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This cd is off the hook. The songs on here are smoking including the wonderful Hey Mama to the classic Where is the Love with Justin Timberlake. And let's get it started is a deserving Grammy winning song. Buy this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yeah!

    The best black eyed peas are the best!! I love the song axienty. That song is used in a video game (atv 3).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BeSt cD eVeR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This cd rocks! My fav songs:. Labor Day,3. Let's Get Retarded,4.Hey mama,5.Shut up,10. The boogie that be,and 13.Where is the love. The best sOnG iS AnXiEtY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST CD!!!!!!!!!

    omg i absolutely looove this cd. every song is worth listening to. 1.hands up-A 2.labor day-A 3.lets get retarded-A+ 4.hey mama-A+ 5.shut up-A+ 6.smells like funk-B+ 7.latin girls-B 8.sexy-A- 9.fly away-A 10.boogie that be-A 11.the apl song-A 12.anxiety-A+ best song on the cd 13.where is the love-A+ 14.lets get it started-A+ the best songs are anxiety, get it started, hey mama, shut up, and the apl song for all you r&b listeners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hi

    i love this group. i highly reccomend this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DA BOMB!

    Everyone of these songs has a great beat, and is one of the top songs on MTV! It is all good. Other people are going to be begging to borrow it from you!

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