1. A delectible treat in the legume family, and a common side dish in Southern, Soul and Cajun fare
. Black eyed peas
have a taste similar to that of pinto beans
but are smaller and more curved like kidney beans
. I assume their name stems from the fact that they have a black dot in the center of their otherwise light brown color.
2. A hip hop
group consisting of three members: Will.i.am, Apl. De Ap, and Taboo. The group is relatively new to the scene; they released their debut and only album Behind the Front
in 1998 which met with moderate success. They ended up putting a few of the noteworthy singles to video and going on a small tour with Everclear
and a few other bands. When the hype surrounding the album ended, they haven't been heard from since.
In my opinion, the Black Eyed Peas' good points include innovative lyrics
, clever rhyming
, smooth voices
, decent beats
on most of their songs and a select few really great tracks
on their album.
'Fallin' Up', 'Clap Your Hands', 'Karma
' and 'Communication' are a few of these specific greats.
The things about BEP that I could do without include their frequent use of mediocre female vocalists
singing repetitive lines for their refrains, their sometimes boring beats and their biting a few styles from other distinct hip hop groups.
Their use of A Tribe Called Quest
's frog chirp is one such noteworthy bite.