Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

by The Black Eyed Peas

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Tired of Puff Daddy sampling '80s pop classics and Jay-Z borrowing hooks from Broadway musicals? Well, multicultural hip-hop trio Black Eyed Peas provide the ideal alternative for audiences jaded by the monumental egos and uninventive sampling pervasive in today's hip-hop. In 1998, the Peas' boho-hip-hop offering Behind the Front spawned the club hit "Joints & Jam" and a tour with No Doubt. Bridging the Gap successfully picks up where that debut left off -- combining elements of live band performance, old-school funk, and positive lyrics reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest and Digable Planets. Inspired by club diva Debbie Deb's 1989 hit "Lookout Weekend," "Weekends" is a hypnotic dance groove featuring jazzy vocals by Esthero. Other guests include Macy Gray on the sassy "Request Line," Les Nubians and Mos Def on the drum-'n'-bass-tinged "On My Own," and Wyclef Jean on the playful "Rap Song." Lyrically, the standout track is "Bringing It Back" -- on which Peas member comments on the materialistic state of rap music: "I know I'm not the only one feeling the void/ Creatively hip-hop is being destroyed." But don't worry. The Black Eyed Peas skillfully bridge the gap between mainstream and eclectic rap. Neo Brentacious

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2000
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949066116
catalogNumber: 490661
Rank: 133100

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Eyed Peas   Primary Artist
Susan Chatman   Strings,Horn Section
Wyclef Jean   Guitar
Suzanna Giordono   Strings
Roberto Cani   Strings
Printz Board   Bass,Trumpet,Keyboards
Kim Hill   Vocals

Technical Credits

Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Haldane Danny Browne   Composer
John Collins   Composer
Rhett Lawrence   Composer,Producer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Charles Stewart   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Dexter Thibou   Engineer
Ian Alexander   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Mike Fratantuno   Composer
Dejuana Richardson   Engineer
Clifford Smith   Composer
Allen Pineda   Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
William Adams   Composer,Producer,Art Direction

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