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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

Date: Jul 27 2009

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense


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The album is dead. That’s what Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am seems to think, anyway. That’s because so many people download songs one at a time from places like iTunes. It’s not as common anymore to buy a complete album. So will.i.am has said that the Black Eyed Peas’ latest release, The E.N.D., is not an album in the traditional sense. Instead, it’s an on-going project that will be changed and added to over time.

Dale has been a fan of the Black Eyed Peas since they first started out. Find out what he thinks about their new album (or non-album).


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Marni:  So have you checked out the new Black Eyed Peas album?

Dale:  Absolutely. I’m a huge fan of the Black Eyed Peas.

Marni:  Really?

Dale:  Yeah, I love them. I actually knew them at the beginning. When they first actually started they were an underground group.

Marni:  Prior to Fergie.

Dale:  Prior to Fergie. The one main group member is actually Filipino.

Marni:  Now, is that Will.i.am?

Dale:  No, it’s actually Apl.de.ap. He actually recognized Filipinos in a majority of their songs in the beginning, early stuff. And then I started following them when they went into the Top 40. Been a fan pretty much of their sound…Their sound is extremely original and I really love the funk. They have a lot of energy in their music.

Marni:  That’s interesting. I knew Fergie had done a solo career and I thought maybe they were done, and now look, they’re right back out with a new album.

Dale:  Everybody’s been doing that, just like the New Kids on the Block are coming back with a reunion tour.

Mari:  Well, it’s interesting, we’ll have to see what happens.

Dale:  They always do that. They do something, but they always go back to the original.


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Dale used to live in the Philippines and his family is Filipino. Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is also Filipino. According to Dale, the Black Eyed Peas were very popular in the Philippines before they became popular in the rest of the world. Dale has been a fan of the band for a long time.

Marni is a little surprised that the Black Eyed Peas released another album. She thought that the band had split up because Fergie now has a solo career. But Dale isn’t surprised. He thinks that bands always come back together for one more album, even after one member of the band goes solo.

Would you rather have a solo career or be in a band? Do you prefer bands from your own country, or do you like to listen to bands from other countries as well?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of


i like this group they are very greatLaughing

04:04 PM Aug 04 2012 |




awesome BEP

08:12 PM Nov 07 2009 |



I LIKE music!!!!

04:26 AM Aug 02 2009 |


Saudi Arabia


08:18 AM Jul 31 2009 |



i don´t listen to music from my country…i listen to music from all over the world

 i think it is not good that fergie has her own solo career…she should take care of what´s good for her band and she shouln´t think only of herself

04:53 PM Jul 29 2009 |


Hong Kong

simple plan. i love it. it's good.Smile

03:42 PM Jul 29 2009 |




When I was a kid,I always liked of international bands…But I like national bands too ;)

12:23 AM Jul 29 2009 |




I particularly like both,bands and solo singers…Of course when you are a huge fan of a band and the front man solve to leave the band,it is bad! Bad because as soon as we believe in will be our idol in a career solo and always hope that is the same as if was in his fomer bandand sometimes we are frustrated :(

12:18 AM Jul 29 2009 |



We don't have a lot of bands here, most singers just go solo. I prefer bands and I love listening to foreign music instead of local one.

06:13 PM Jul 28 2009 |




I think being in a band is more comfortable for me, I like the feeling doing job with my friends together.


You can't  judge music by country or language, or even bands. Good music is good, no matter it's made by a one-hit wonder band or a popular band, that's it.

06:30 AM Jul 28 2009 |

Janey Xi

Janey Xi


i like their music.

01:34 AM Jul 28 2009 |



I like bands from Brazil and from other countries, actually that is not the point for me, I like because the style of the song which a band play, just for that!!!

01:23 AM Jul 28 2009 |




If i played something like black eyed peas i would play and keep the band, but if i played sort of style that i like, like some very good singers here, i would play by myself. So i enjoy to listen to anything that makes me feel good, it can be national or intenacional music.

11:01 PM Jul 27 2009 |




i dont like black eyed peas ,, but according to this topic , i think that it's common , break a band , u know they do that bcs they have enough money to live alone jejeje , but suddenly they look  for a 1 dollar in their wallet  and said " eureka" i dont have money ,, but dont worry i will call to my friends to make a reunion tour. and the history start again. but it's ok is a bussiness


06:40 PM Jul 27 2009 |




They are one of my favorite groups!! Keep rocking on! :)

01:00 PM Jul 27 2009 |


South Africa

me too

12:57 PM Jul 27 2009 |


South Africa

i want to Cool

12:56 PM Jul 27 2009 |



i like black eyed peas's   boom boom pow,and a lot…..


i just made three wrong anwsers in the part of quiz

11:27 AM Jul 27 2009 |

green greener

United Arab Emirates

Would you rather have a solo career or be in a band?

I think it depends on the condition and circumstance. Working a solo career or in a band has its advantages and disadvantages. Also, depend on the members who you're working with. However, I prefer being in a band than having a solo career.

 Do you prefer bands from your own country, or do you like to listen to bands from other countries as well?

I listen to any bands as long as the performance is nice and the sound is good. 

10:06 AM Jul 27 2009 |




i like The Black Eyes Peas, and their music is so good.

08:18 AM Jul 27 2009 |

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