Marking their twentieth anniversary and sweeping all references to Fergie unceremoniously under the rug while doing so, The Black Eyed Peas have released a new single and video, ‘Yesterday‘, overnight.
Will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo reunite in a record store for what they called an “homage to our hip hop heroes“, sampling from Black Sheep to Beastie Boys to N.W.A; shamelessly pandering to their mid-90’s roots, purging their widely-slammed noughties period from collective memory and superimposing themselves on legendary records that defined the genre.
In January, Will.i.am confirmed BEP would mark their 20th anniversary with new work and return to their beginnings: “We’re going to have new music. We’ll have a bunch of new experiences. I don’t want to call them albums, but we’ll have some experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the Pea Bodies and the folks that supported us and got us to this point. We’ll make music for them and we’ll just reflect on the dream. The initial dream we had, June 1995.”
Is it a banger? Watch below.