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Bridging the Gap [UK Bonus Track]
     

Bridging the Gap [UK Bonus Track]

by The Black Eyed Peas
 

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Is this the real thing or a substitute? In 1998, Black Eyed Peas released their debut, Behind the Front, and by most accounts, it snugly filled a hole left behind by the absent, optimistic talents of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. So in the same year that Jurassic 5<

Overview

Is this the real thing or a substitute? In 1998, Black Eyed Peas released their debut, Behind the Front, and by most accounts, it snugly filled a hole left behind by the absent, optimistic talents of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. So in the same year that Jurassic 5 complete their first proper release and De La Soul finally return, is there any room for a group like BEP anymore? Well, maybe. While the album fails in its titular intention of bringing together the two exclusionary worlds of rap and rock, it still diligently follows in the footsteps of its predecessor's highs. Maybe one might have to look toward Kim Hill -- the group's backing vocalist -- who seems to have a larger impact this time. Hill hovers over terrific sun-streaked ditties like "Tell Your Mama Come" and the irrepressible "Hot" without a hitch. The other collaborations follow her lead too. From Macy Gray to Les Nubians to Mos Def to, yes, even Jurassic 5 and De La Soul, none of these guest artists feel out of place or contrived. Undoubtedly, this second release finally proves that BEP get to mark their own territory in the history of old-school, soulful -- and playful -- hip-hop. Because Bridging the Gaps is a terrific follow-up full of warmth. Unlike what the advertisements might say, this is a multi-ethnic, multi-faceted substitute that should be accepted immediately. [A Japanese version added a bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0606949078621
catalogNumber:
674305

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Eyed Peas   Primary Artist
Susan Chatman   Strings
Wyclef Jean   Guitar
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Bass
will.i.am   Hammond Organ,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Mike Fratantuno   Bass,Guitar,Hammond Organ
Roberto Cani   Strings
Printz Board   Trumpet,Hammond Organ
Kim Hill   Vocals
Jose Espinosa   Horn Section
George Pajon   Guitar
Eulises Bella   Horn Section
DJ Motive   Turntables
Asoru Sierra   Horn Section
Miles Taket   Bass
Kevan Torfek   Strings
Suzanna Gioroano   Strings

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Sting   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Haldane Danny Browne   Composer
John Collins   Composer
DJ Premier   Producer
Rhett Lawrence   Composer,Producer
Eddie Sancho   Engineer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Charles Stewart   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Dexter Thibou   Engineer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer
Charles Bobbit   Composer
will.i.am   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Art Direction
George Pajon   Composer
Ian Alexander   Executive Producer
Will Adams   Composer
Mike Fratantuno   Composer
Ellis Williams   Composer
Dejuana Richardson   Engineer
Helene Faussart   Composer
Celia Faussart   Composer
Clifford Smith   Composer
apl.de.ap   Producer,drum programming
Seth Friedman   Art Direction
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
Allen Pineda   Composer
DJ Mormile   Executive Producer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
Mos Def   Composer
Kim Hill   Composer
Vinnie Arnone   Art Direction,Illustrations
William Adams   Composer

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