Elephunk [Bonus Track]

Elephunk [Bonus Track]

by The Black Eyed Peas

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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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."]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2004
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602498628089
catalogNumber: 000285402
Rank: 34039

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Eyed Peas   Primary Artist
Sergio Mendes   Piano
Tippa Irie   Vocals
Ron Fair   Piano,Conductor
Taboo   Vocals
J. Curtis   Guitar
Sergio Mendez   Piano
will.i.am   Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
George Pajon   Guitar
Mike Fratantuno   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,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
Fergie   Vocals
Elizabeth Lea   Trombone
Debi Nova   Vocals
Davey Chegwidden   Conga,Shaker
Jamie Gomez   Vocals
Keith Harris   Drums

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Billy May   Composer
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Composer
Ron Fair   Producer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production,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
will.i.am   drum programming,Audio Production
George Pajon   Composer
Mike Fratantuno   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Printz Board   Composer
Jean Baptiste   Composer
Dylan Dresdow   Engineer
Papa Roach   Composer
Tal Herzberg   Engineer
apl.de.ap   Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Seth Friedman   Management
Terence Yoshiaki   Composer
Jun Ishizeki   Engineer
Allen Pineda   Composer
John Stephens   Composer
Jason Villaroman   Engineer
Ray Brady   Composer
Christian Clancy   Marketing
Horndogs   Contributor
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
Lee Groves   Programming
BLK   Art Direction
Debi Nova   Composer
William Adams   Composer

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Elephunk 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like black eyed peas because they give a good positive message of peace and love
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where is the Love, made me cry, I could not believe my eyes, how powerfull and yet upbeat is this song, Great job black eye peas. I went to buy the album in a heart beat. I hope you can find the love with this album, I am sure I am closer now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD rocks!!!!! Tracks 3,4,5 are the best! Where is the love is my favorite though. What's so cool though, is that the songs are different then how they put them on the radio. It's like a whole new version!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
i was really dissapointed when i bought this. there are some really good songs but most of them suck dude. maybe its just because i dont really listen to this kind of music anymore but whatever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black Eyed Peas (or BEP) finally enters the public eye of music with their 3rd album (their other 2 CDs did not receive much play on mainstream radio stations....they received most of their fame from college stations). Their first, chart-topping hit "Where is the Love" is an incredible song, where the group shows their true colors and leaves you with an incredible message, something most popular songs these days do not give. Some other rockin hits such as "Shut Up," "Hey Mama," and "Let's Get Retarded," are awesome, upbeat jams that are sure to get a club movin and everyone on their feet. With a CD that gives it all, the Black Eyed Peas show that they are bright stars in a muddled pop/hip-hop/rap music industry. Their different style and rythem have caught the eye of many. One of the best CDs I've bought in a while, and I advise that you should also run out and purchas it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this CD!!!! It is the best! Where is the Love totally rocked! This is one of their best CD's! Get this CD now!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black Eyed Peas, or BEP for short, deliver yet another solid album. This is their third album and it a great album with lots of energy. They are a truly unique hip-hop group that incorporates hip-hop, funk, raggae, rap, and pop. With tracks like ‘Let’s Get Retarded’ and ‘Shut Up’, fans will be able to really get into the album. Their highly successful project Bridging the Gap, made fans worry that this album would be a let down. But many fans came to realize that this album would not disappoint them. BEP added a new member to the mix – Fergie. She brings a unique sound to table that really complements the group. Her presence has allowed the group to explore different sounds and gives them a brand new image. Elephunk may not be the same sound that fans are use to, but they will not be let down. BEP obviously spent a lot of time on this album and it is evident in the way the album draws you in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Where is the love" wonderful collaboration. Thank God A song that tells us that some peole are thinking about. Sends some good message to society. Keep it up black eyed peas!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is basically only one really good song which is Where is The Love, which is great, but the rest of the songs are regular rap, nothing special, just like every other rap artist today.