Music Video: The Black Eyed Peas – “BACK 2 HIPHOP” (featuring Nas)
The Black Eyed Peas found their way back to making unadulterated hip-hop, and I love it. The only difference between me and most of the people praising their return to form is that I also like a lot of the music they made while Fergie was in the group — “I Gotta Feeling” was hot trash, but most of the other singles were great.
“BACK 2 HIPHOP” is both an announcement of the group’s return to the genre (I don’t think they ever really left) and a rebuke of its current state. It’s really odd that the group behind “I Gotta Feeling” would have the gall to do that, but what do I know? The track features Nas — who, along with will.i.am, once famously declared hip-hop dead — and samples Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me).”
“BACK 2 HIPHOP” is the fourth single from the group’s seventh studio album, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1. Watch the video below.