Monkey Business CD (2005)

Artist: Black Eyed Peas

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Global multi-platinum Grammy Award winners The Black Eyed Peas return with the release of their eagerly anticipated fourth album, Monkey Business, the follow up to The Peas' 2003 breakthrough release Elephunk.

Monkey Business is a madcap musical journey, mixing fat basslines with Latin rhythms, witty rhymes and hip hop beats. It includes collaborations with the Godfather of Soul James Brown ('They Don't Want Music'), Justin Timberlake ('My Style'), Jack Johnson ('Gone Going Gone') and Sting ('Union') and was recorded in London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Miami.


Label A&M Records
SKU 63979718
UPC 602498804803
UPC 14 00602498804803
Format CD
Release Date 6/7/2005
Author Black Eyed Peas
Associated Artist/Work Lil Wayne
Technical Info
Engineer Will.I.Am; Jason Villaroman; Neil Tucker; Ethan Willoughby; Dylan Dresdow; Tal Herzberg; Ted Howard; Chaos
Producer Will.I.Am; Danja Mowf; Noize Trip; Ron Fair; Will.I.Am; Timbaland
CatalogID 000434102
Lable Name A&M (USA)
Released 06/07/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 66m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498804803
Musical Guests
James Brown
Justin Timberlake
Talib Kweli
John Legend
Album Notes and Credits
The Black Eyed Peas: A.P.L., Taboo (vocals); Fergie ,
Personnel: (vocals, strings, Clavinet, drum programming); (vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, drum programming); Dante Santiago (vocals, background vocals); Fergie , James H. Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Sting, Cee Lo Green (vocals); Q-Tip, Talib Kweli (rap vocals); Jimmy Limon (guitar, Clavinet, organ, percussion, drum programming); Damon Wood, Jack Johnson, Kevin Rudolf, Ray Brady (guitar); Songa Lee, Katia Popov, Alan Grunfeld, Phillip Levy , Rene Mandel, Mario de Le¢n, Joel Derouin, Sid Page, Jacqueline Brand , Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Julie Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Sarah Thornblade, Josefina Vergara, Charlie Bisharat, Endre Granat (violin); Charlie Baccarat (electric violin); Victoria Miskolczy, Matthew Funes, Brian Dembow, Simon Oswell (viola); Suzie Katayama, Stephen Erdody , David Low , Cecilia Tsan (cello); Tim Izo Orindgreff (flute, saxophone); Ron Fair (harmonica); Jeff Watkins, Branford Marsalis (saxophone); Printz Board (trumpet, Fender Rhodes piano, Mellotron, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, drums); Robert "Dandy" Thompson (Clavinet, organ, drums, drum programming); Keith Harris (keyboards, drums, percussion); Mino Cinelu (percussion); Chaos (drum programming); Sheila Wheat, Cynthia Morey, Tippa Irie (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jack Joseph Puig; Mark "Spike" Stent; Serban Ghenea; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Amerycan Studios, N. Hollywood, CA; Berlin, Germany; Bullet Train, Japan; Daddy's House, Unites States; Glenwood Studios, Burbank, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Morning View Studios, Malibu, CA; Osi And Calvin Studios, Washington D.C; Smart Studios, Madison, WI; Sony Studios, New York, NY; The Brothel, Philadelphia, PA; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; The Peas Tour Bus, Unites States; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Stewchia, Los Feliz, CA; The Will.I.Am Protolls Rig.
Editor: Marcella Araica.
Photographer: Albert Watson .
Arranger: Ron Fair.
The Black Eyed Peas' fourth outing, MONKEY BUSINESS, picks up right where their platinum-selling breakout album, ELEPHUNK, left off, with the feel of a non-stop party run by an ultra-savvy DJ. "Pump It" opens the disc on a straight sample of Dick Dale's surf classic "Misirlou," as the three MCs of BEP float in and out--sometimes rapid-fire, sometimes measured--with Fergie stepping in on cue to alternately sing softly or with deep, soulful emotion.
The Peas' origins are tied to the DJ-driven world of breakdancing, and that flavor saturates MONKEY BUSINESS, as beats drop in and out, tracks blend into other tracks, and a lighthearted spirit of sophisticated ecstasy prevails. The aforementioned "Pump It" slides flawlessly into the lively single "Don't Phunk with My Heart," and the stage for the album is set. Icons James Brown and Sting drop by, on the uncompromisingly funky "They Don't Want Music" and the reggae-soaked "Union," respectively, but they're just guests on board for the ride (along with Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and others), part of the musical mural. The Black Eyed Peas turned from underground favorites to hit-making performers on ELEPHUNK; this follow-up continues that upward progression.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Will-I-Am's production is gliding yet hard, blasting off with 'Pulp Fiction' Dick Dale guitar, and giving contemporary bounce to '80s synth beats."
Disc 1
1 Pump It
2 Don't Phunk With My Heart
3 My Style
4 Don't Lie
5 My Humps
6 Like That
7 Dum Diddly
8 Feel It
9 Gone Going
10 They Don't Want Music
11 Disco Club
12 Bebot
13 Ba Bump
14 Audio Delite At Low Fidelity
15 Union
Product Attributes
Artist Black Eyed Peas
Label Universal Music Group

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