You know when you hear a song, that has a classic sample in it, and it brings you back. I mean, way back?
Well, the Black Eyed Peas are back with some new music and this song does just that. Their new track Yesterday has more samples than I can count, including the likes of N.W.A’s. Straight Outta Compton, Beastie Boys’ Paul Revere, De La Soul’s 3 Feet and Rising) and that iconic beat from the opening of Black Sheep’s The Choice is Yours. Other names dropped in the song include Queen Latifah, Run-D.M.C., Ice-T, Doug E. Fresh, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and even L.L. Cool J and more.
It really is a great tribute to the classic rap songs of the past.
But to hear the song is one thing. I encourage you to watch the video, because BEP take a trip to an old school record shop. Every time they hold up a record, that sample appears in the song. And they do some great stuff with the album artwork also.
I’d love to know how many favours were pulled to get the rights to use all these songs and album covers. It’s a sight to see.
While Fergie is not there, it has yet to be determined if she is not returning to the group, or is just off working on her own thing. But not to worry, will.I.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo do a great job.
Time will tell, I guess.
In the meantime, enjoy this track, because it’s well done, smart and a really great throwback to some classic tracks.