Yes, they are the monsters who have given us four of the most ridiculous human beings on the planet. With names like,,, Taboo, and Fergie Ferg, the Black Eyed Peas have always toed the line of “Stop it” and “Original”. Keep in mind this is the four people who introduced the world to things like:


“Boom Boom Pow”

“Fergie’s Humps”

“hologram interviews (remember that on CNN with Anderson Cooper?! We have literally never seen it again)”

and most recently, the lock in favorite for most annoying phrase of the next 9 months…”Dirty Bit… Dirty Bit…”

And even after all of this, I have to confess I am still constantly, 100%, FASCINATED by The Black Eyed Peas. I mean, whether you love their music or want to jam legos in your ears while throwing four Molotov Cocktails at their extravagant tour bus when their songs come on, you have to admit they are completely off the rails nuts. I am the type of person who loves chaos and when people do things against the norm to confuse everyone. We need that in our existence. I would MUCH rather have the Black Eyed Peas being completely bonkers and making an attempt to be creatively different, than another bearded indie band wearing flannel, a cute pop star bombshell, or the next generic R&B singer who makes the ladies swoon. I don’t know about you, but I am willing to put up with the music of the Black Eyed Peas in order to have their shenanigans and constant raising of the creative craziness bar. And honestly, some of their songs really are great. I mean, I Gotta Feeling was a monster hit. While it might be annoying to you now after hearing it 49 million times,  you can’t deny it took over the world by being what was probably the biggest universal hit of the past 10 years. And even the annoying songs, like “Boom Boom Pow” and “Imma Be” are still different enough from everything else on the radio to at least be somewhat interesting.

My point is, at least hey are trying to shake up the shit and be creatively different. That’s all I’m really asking for. As long as someone is trying to mix things up and make us all collectively say “WTF?!?!”, then I’m into it. I’m a fan.While you might find it annoying and hate it with a passion, at least this ridiculous group of four individuals who think its the year 3019 have  got your attention at some point or another. Call me crazy, but in a world where the music landscape has become so over-saturated by cookie cutter “next big things” I find it refreshing to turn on the AMAs and see accepting an award in a Lego hat.

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  2. _UnderScore_ says:

    Or maybe it could be that the mainstream cookie cutter bands and The Black Eyed Peas are the only ones who can get mainstream exposure these days? 0_o

  3. Ed says:

    At least give Begs credit for posting a blog…

    BEP actually had cred before they added Fergie. Then they became another pop act.