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 Black Eyed Peas
Released September 26, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 62:50
Label Interscope,
Producer, Wyclef Jean,, DJ Premier, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, Rhett Lawrence
Black Eyed Peas chronology
Behind the Front
Bridging the Gap
Singles from Bridging the Gap
  1. "BEP Empire"/"Get Original"
    Released: August 8, 2000[1]
  2. "Weekends"
    Released: October 3, 2000[2]
  3. "Request + Line"
    Released: February 26, 2001[3]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100 [4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The A.V. Club (favorable) link
Dotmusic 4/5 stars link 4/5 stars link
Q 3/5 stars [4] 6.5/10 stars 2000
Robert Christgau B− link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Spin (5/10) [4]
Wall of Sound (68/100) link

Bridging the Gap is the second studio album by American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas, released on September 26, 2000. This is their last album as Black Eyed Peas, before they changed their name to The Black Eyed Peas.

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 had favorable reviews, and currently holds a score of 74% on Metacritic.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producers Length
1. "BEP Empire"   William Adams, Allan Pineda, C. Martin, Jaime Gomez DJ Premier 4:39
2. "Weekends" (featuring Esthero) Adams, Pineda, Gomez, Tony Butler, Sylvester Stewart 4:46
3. "Get Original" (featuring Chali2na) Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., Chali 2na, Clifford Smith, Aldane Browne 2:52
4. "Hot" (featuring Kim Hill) Adams, Pineda 4:04
5. "Cali to New York" (featuring De La Soul) Adams, Kelvin Mercer, Dave Jolicoeur, Daisey Age, George Pajon, Jr. 4:47
6. "Lil' Lil'"   Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., Michael Fratantuno 4:10
7. "On My Own" (featuring Les Nubians and Mos Def) Adams, Pineda, Helene & Celia Faussart, Dante Smith, Kim Hill 3:52
8. "Release"   Adams, Pineda, Gomez 5:07
9. "Bridging the Gaps"   Adams, Pineda, George Pajon, Jr., John Collins, Bill Withers 4:56
10. "Go Go"   Adams, Pineda, Fratantuno, Arthur Baker, John Robie, Afrika Bambaata, Robert Allen, Ellis Williams, Ralf Rutter, Emil Schultz 4:53
11. "Rap Song" (featuring Wyclef Jean) Adams, Pineda, Wyclef Jean, Gomez, James Brown, Charles Bobbit, Bob Byrd Wyclef Jean 3:33
12. "Bringing It Back"   Adams, Pineda 3:36
13. "Tell Your Mama Come"   Adams, Pineda, Gomez, George Pajon, Jr. 3:14
14. "Request + Line" (featuring Macy Gray) (Hidden track "Empire Strikes Back" begins at 4:52) Adams, Pineda, Fratantuno, George Pajon, Jr., Rhett Lawrence, Natalie Hinds Rhett Lawrence, 9:21

Chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2000 "BEP Empire" - - #44
"Weekends" - #73 #34
2001 "Request + Line" #63 #51 #2


  1. ^ "BEP Empire [Vinyl]: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Weekends [Vinyl]: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Request Line: Black Eyed Peas: Music". Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  4. ^ a b c Critic Reviews from Metacritic

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