CD Review-The Black Eyed Peas-Renegotiations: The Remixes

India Allen

While the Black Eyed Peas continue to top the music charts with hit songs “Like That,” featuring rap veterans Cee-lo and Q-tip and “All That Junk,” its new April release falls short of originality. The album features seasoned DJs Premier and Jazzy Jeff who spin their take on songs “My style” and “Feel it.” Though these vets’ appearance on the album will surely rack in cash from record sales, “Renegotiations” won’t escape criticism. Its generic commercial beats are designated for listeners who ignore the quality of a rhyme. The next club-banger will surely be one of the seven tracks on this CD. If you want to stay true to underground hip-hop, then this album is not for you. “Renegotiations” shows the Peas’ renegotiations with its own identity. I remember when the Peas were the new funky fresh of California underground hip-hop. One thing remains true: P-Diddy is still the only king of the “Remix.”