Boom boom pow. On the 20th anniversary of their debut, the Black Eyed Peas return with their new single “Yesterday,” which debuted on Apple Music. will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo (Fergie is M.I.A.) salute their forefathers on the hip-hop jam, which samples old school records including Onyx’s “Slam,” ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton,” Wu-Tang’s “Killa Bees,” and Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere.”
“We’re paying homage to the folks that inspired Black Eyed Peas,” will.i.am told Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
In the accompanying video, they recreate some classic hip-hop album covers. “The video is a visual version of [the song],” said will.
The group, who is now managed by Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), will release its first album since 2010’s The Beginning later this year.