BEP Empire/Get Original

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"BEP Empire/Get Original"
Single by Black Eyed Peas
from the album Bridging the Gap
ReleasedAugust 8, 2000
FormatVinyl
Recorded2000
GenreAlternative hip hop
Length4:39 ("BEP Empire")
2:52 ("Get Original")
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)("BEP Empire") William Adams, Allan Pineda, Jaime Gomez, Chris Martin
("Get Original") William Adams, Allan Pineda, Charels Stewart, George Pajon, Jr., Clifford Smith, Aldane Browne
Producer(s)DJ Premier ("BEP Empire")
will.i.am ("Get Original")
Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"Karma"
(1999)
"BEP Empire/Get Original"
(2000)
"Weekends"
(2000)

"BEP Empire/Get Original" is a double A-side and the first single taken from the album Bridging the Gap by the Black Eyed Peas.[1] It reached number 44 in the Hot Rap Singles chart.

Music videos[edit]

"BEP Empire"[edit]

The concept of the music video is an infomercial advertising a fictional "Discover Hip Hop Set".[2] A different version of the song was also produced in collaboration with the band 311, released on 311's official website as a free download.[3][4] An extended infomercial parody was also released on a promotional site for the single and later on the Black Eyed Peas website.

"Get Original"[edit]

The music video for "Get Original" was set in an empty canyon. Black Eyed Peas are seen singing and break dancing in the video. Chali 2na is not featured in the video, however Taboo raps a verse in his place.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "BEP Empire" (radio edit)
  2. "BEP Empire" (album version)
  3. "BEP Empire" (instrumental)
Side B
  1. "Get Original" (radio edit)
  2. "Get Original" (album version) (featuring Chali 2na)
  3. "Get Original" (instrumental)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Eyed Peas - BEP Empire / Get Original at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  2. ^ "B.E.P. Empire" music video at YouTube
  3. ^ 311 Audio via Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "BEP Empire - 311 & Black Eyed Peas version". Archived from the original on 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2006-05-20.
  5. ^ "Get Original" music video at YouTube