BEP Empire/Get Original

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"BEP Empire/Get Original"
Single by Black Eyed Peas
from the album Bridging the Gap
Released August 8, 2000
Format Vinyl
Recorded 2000
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 4:39 ("BEP Empire")
2:52 ("Get Original")
Label Interscope
Writer(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") ("Get Original")
Black Eyed Peas singles chronology
"BEP Empire/Get Original"

"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 "Hip Hop Set". Also during this time a different version of the song was done by collaborating with the band 311, though it was never released.[2]

"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.[3]

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)