With their blend of
hip hop/pop/funk, the LA-based foursome (will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and
Fergie) have dominated the charts these past six years with a long list of
singalong sassy singles that make you want dance your blinged-up pants off.
breakthrough Album Elephunk (2003) came Where Is The Love – the best selling
single of that year. This was followed by a host of chart-topping gems including
Shut Up, Let’s Get It Started, My Humps (a rather dubious ditty relating to
Fergie’s lady bits), Pump It and the more recent Boom Boom Pow and number one I
These songs are so
hot that they should carry a health warning. So hot, in fact, that Fergie once
actually peed her pants live on stage to cool down. We kid you not.
Pea-ing aside, what
makes this gang so special is that they’ve rejected the predictable gangsta
styling of other West Coast rappers (think N.W.A., Ice-T, 2Pac, Snoop Doggy
Dogg and, ahem, MC Hammer) and have a totally fresh (geddit?) approach
encompassing world peace and social consciousness. Basically, they are deep,
So full respect to
the crew – we salute you.