The Black Eyed Peas Set Release Date For ‘The Beginning’; Talk New LP

(AllHipHop News) The Black Eyed Peas have announced their brand new sixth album The Beginning will hit stores on November 30th. The Beginning is the follow-up to the group’s hit album The E.N.D., which hit stores in June of 2009 and has since moved over 11 million copies, powered by five Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. According to will.I.am, the new album’s titled refers to “What is actually happening in the world now.” “The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video,” will.I.am explained. “It’s also about being experimental and taking songs we’ve liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats.”The first single from the album, titled “The Time (Dirty Bit),” contains a sample of the 1987 hit single (“I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. “The song is a celebration of this amazing time in our lives,” added Fergie. “We’ve been on tour all over the world, and looking out at stadiums full of people who came out to see us — that’s as big as it gets. After the shows, we go out to the clubs and meet the fans; those are moments that we have to remember.”The Peas recently shot a video for “The Time (Dirty Bit),” which was directed by Rich Lee, the eye behind the group’s video “Imma Be Rocking That Body.” Additionally, Lee has shot videos for Eminem (“Not Afraid”), the Pussycat Dolls (“Hush Hush”), The All-American Rejects (“The Wind Blows”) and others. “You never know what’s going to happen, so you want to make the best of every day,” will.i.am said. “We wanted to capture that feeling and release a song that celebrates with the fans because it wouldn’t have happened without them.”The Black Eyed Peas’ 20-track album The Beginning lands in stores November 30th.

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