How does a rap group do a complete 180-degree turn from being called "the next A Tribe Called Quest" to being a lousy pop-music outfit? Just ask The Black Eyed Peas. I was surprised by their more commercially-minded sound when Elephunk dropped, but I still gave it a chance. But this is just ridiculous; "Don't Lie" is the biggest load of sugar-coated trash to hit the airwaves this year.
Now, suppose you told someone in 2001 that the Black Eyed Peas were going to eventually sell out. There's no way they would believe you, considering BEP was the anti-thesis of mainstream music back then. But with the addition of Fergie to the group, the results have been good for the Peas' wallets, but not much else. First of all, her pseudo-reggae singing, as displayed in "Don't Lie" as well as "Don't Phunk With My Heart" is downright horrid. I cannot stand gimmicks, and a white woman trying to fool people into thinking that she has a reggae singing voice is a downright idiotic gimmick.
But hey, what about those other guys in the group? Well, to put it bluntly, their lyrics are complete tripe compared to the pre-Elephunk BEP (especially Will.I.Am). I gave the Peas the benefit of the doubt on Elephunk, but their new music is just absurd.
Complete sugar-coated pop garbage.