Bridging the Gap (Black Eyed Peas album)

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Bridging the Gap
Black Eyed Peas - Bridging the Gap - CD cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2000
Recorded1999–2000
GenreHip hop[1][2]
Length62:50
Label
Producer
The Black Eyed Peas chronology
Behind the Front
(1998)
Bridging the Gap
(2000)
Elephunk
(2003)
Singles from Bridging the Gap
  1. "BEP Empire"/"Get Original"
    Released: August 8, 2000[3]
  2. "Weekends"
    Released: October 3, 2000[4]
  3. "Request + Line"
    Released: February 26, 2001[5]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(favorable)[1]
Dotmusic4/5 stars link
HipHopDX.com4/5 stars link
Q3/5 stars[6]
RapReviews.com6.5/10 stars 2000
Robert ChristgauB− link
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars link
Spin(5/10)[6]
Wall of Sound(68/100) link

Bridging the Gap is the second studio album by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, released on September 26, 2000. This is their last album where they are credited as Black Eyed Peas, until the release of Masters of the Sun Vol. 1 in 2018.

The album had three official singles: "BEP Empire/Get Original", "Weekends" and "Request + Line", the last featuring Macy Gray. The song "Weekends" was later remixed and renamed "Another Weekend" for the Deluxe Edition of their fifth studio album, The E.N.D. Singer Kim Hill left the group during the year of this album but she is featured on the song "Hot", seen in the "Weekends" video and is the background singer in "Tell Your Mama Come". The album received favorable reviews, and holds a score of 74 on Metacritic.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducersLength
1."BEP Empire"William Adams, Allan Pineda, C. Martin, Jaime GomezDJ Premier4:39
2."Weekends" (featuring Esthero)Adams, Pineda, Gomez, Tony Butler, Sylvester Stewartwill.i.am4:46
3."Get Original" (featuring Chali2na)Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., Chali 2na, Clifford Smith, Aldane Brownewill.i.am2:52
4."Hot" (featuring Kim Hill)Adams, Pinedaapl.de.ap4:04
5."Cali to New York" (featuring De La Soul)Adams, Kelvin Mercer, Dave Jolicoeur, Daisey Age, George Pajon, Jr.will.i.am4:47
6."Lil' Lil'"Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., Michael Fratantunowill.i.am4:10
7."On My Own" (featuring Les Nubians and Mos Def)Adams, Pineda, Helene & Celia Faussart, Dante Smith, Kim Hillwill.i.am3:52
8."Release"Adams, Pineda, Gomezapl.de.ap5:07
9."Bridging the Gaps"Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., John Collins, Bill Withersapl.de.ap4:56
10."Go Go"Adams, Pineda, Fratantuno, Arthur Baker, John Robie, Kevin Donovan, Robert Allen, Ellis Williams, Ralf Hütter, Emil Schultwill.i.am4:53
11."Rap Song" (featuring Wyclef Jean)Adams, Pineda, Wyclef Jean, Gomez, James Brown, Charles Bobbit, Bob ByrdWyclef Jean3:33
12."Bringing It Back"Adams, Pinedawill.i.am3:36
13."Tell Your Mama Come"Adams, Pineda, Gomez, George Pajon, Jr.will.i.am3:14
14."Request + Line" (featuring Macy Gray) (Hidden track "Empire Strikes Back" begins at 4:52)Adams, Pineda, Fratantuno, George Pajon, Jr., Rhett Lawrence, Natalie HindsRhett Lawrence, will.i.am9:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 37
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 82
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[9] 18
US Billboard 200[10] 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ a b Bridging the Gap at AllMusic
  3. ^ "BEP Empire [Vinyl]: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  4. ^ "Weekends [Vinyl]: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  5. ^ "Request Line: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  6. ^ a b c Critic Reviews from Metacritic
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Black Eyed Peas – Bridging the Gap". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Black Eyed Peas – Bridging the Gap" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Black Eyed Peas – Bridging the Gap". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "The Black Eyed Peas Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2016.

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