Bridging the Gap

By Mike Carron

It’s been over a decade since groups like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest brought hip hop to the forefront of the music scene. Black Eyed Peas are here to show that it still isn’t dead.

This year has seen a crossover of hip hop music with groups like Jurassic 5 thrilling the crowds at the Vans Warped Tour. Black Eyed Peas are a strong trio and they have the skill it takes to be a force on the hip hop scene.

Their debut disc Bridging The Gap is great from beginning to end. The skill of the three MCs is up there with Q-Tip and they are so tight it is hard to believe they haven’t been in the game as long as Q-Tip has. The disc is so good that even the guest appearance by Macy Gray on "Request+Line" is tolerable.

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