The Black Eyed Peas: A History

The Black Eyed Peas are one of the most successful musical groups of recent years, and despite the group being on a hiatus, members of the band remain successful in their individual paths. So where did this super group of talented individuals come from, and what can we expect to see next?

The Black Eyed Peas have been together in one form or another since 1988, which was when will.i.am and apl.de.ap first met and began rapping and performing together – in eighth grade. They were quickly signed to Ruthless Records, but when the founder died, their first album was never released.

In 1995 the band reformed as the Black Eyed Pods and began releasing music which saw limited success, but the addition to the lineup of current member Fergie in 2001 saw the band reach huge new heights.

Their third album, Elephunk, took off around the world, and the single Where Is The Love remained at number one in the UK singles chart for seven weeks, a record only recently broken. At a time when the threat of terrorism was high and wars were being fought on several fronts, its inclusive and peaceful lyrics struck a chord around the world.

With their success cemented, The Black Eyed Peas released several more popular and well regarded albums and have taken two hiatuses for band members to pursue other interests. Currently on hiatus since 2014, each of the members of the lineup has found success in other areas, from fashion to TV work and solo releases. With the band still very much together after more than 20 years, there’s sure to be more music in their future.

Taboo’s music agents in London

An integral member of the band, Taboo, is represented by musician agents MN2S in London, and as a DJ he’s sure to get any room up and dancing. With a focus on funk, soul and hip hop genres, any set he plays will be a feel-good occasion. He’s available to book for sets in the UK and beyond via his London musician agents.

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