Video Premiere: The Black Eyed Peas - Yesterday Explicit

The Black Eyed Peas are back with a brand-new new track and an accompanying music video. Will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap celebrate the 20th anniversary of forming their group Black Eyed Peas by premiering their brand-new single. The three original members of the Black Eyed Peas pay homage to old school hip-hop acts they were inspired by. They reminisce the good ol' days inside a vinyl records store. Fergie is notably absent but it's understandable given the fact that the boys bring back the times when they were actually hip-hop artists before crossing over to pop with Fergie's power vocals at the helm. The song debuted exclusively on Apple Music and heavily samples old school records including Onyx’s “Slam,” Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton", Wu-Tang’s "Killa Bees" and the Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere".

The music video was directed by Pasha Shapiro and Alissa Torvinen. The clip finds the trio sifting through old records and shouting out their faves like Queen Latifah, Ice-T, Run-D.M.C. and Master P. The peas even manage to magically appear on the covers of some of the iconic records. The concept of the video seems to be "borrowed" without permission from Erykah Badu's 2008 music video for "Honey" while the sample-driven delivery sounds like one of Jimmy Fallon's "history of rap" skits. Given the controversy surrounding the visual and the nature of the record (its a tribute to hip-hop heroes) it is very unlikely to be featured on their upcoming album.

Peep the visual for "Yesterday" below. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the song lyrics and feel free to sing along. "Yesterday" will surely grow on you if you don't like it right now.

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Lyrics to Yesterday by The Black Eyed Peas

Yesterday, yesterday, yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
Yesterday

We going back to the front, give them what they want
Back to the past, retro glass
Back to the leader, back to reviews
Take them back to the future
Take them to the true school
Cause we was breaking atoms
Live at the barbeque
Now we reminiscing, pumping Audio Two
Listening to ****as, ****as with them attitudes
Apple with some Black Sheep screaming
"You can get with this or you can get with that"
Smoke emcees, or you could smoke crack
You can sell dope, or you can sell raps
I sell dope raps cause that's where it's at
Now I'm back on the scene
Crispy and clean hip hop fiend
Source Magazine, World Famous is the Supreme Team
SP-1200 drum machine
Hail to Latifah she be the queen
DMC and Run be the kings, king of rock
My ****a Ice-T killed a cop
And we be to rap what key be to lock

I'm cool like that, I'm cool like that
I move like that because I'm smooth like that
I rap like that because I'm *phat like that
I rock like that because I got it like that
And I'm ill like that, skilled like that
Feel our pains, cause I feel like that
I'm real like that, yes, I'm chill like that
We gots the chill

I got pounds and pounds of peas you know
I'm not Large Professor but I'm an extra pro
Punks jump up to punk rock'n'roll
The Master P-nut is a pistachio
The Peas peak past the pinnacle plateau
Posses a fresh Porsche, I don't push Peugeot
Packing out paper in a pass I was pulled
Get paid to rock mics and used to call the show
Here we go, yo, here we go, yo
Check the flow yo, cause this retro
It's my classic mani-****ing-festo
Lyrically I'm magic, ****ing presto
Introing hip hop like Deko
Making sure it won't stop, baby, heck no
That's a what, that's a what, the scenario
Reminiscing while I listen to the stereo

I reminisce, I reminisce
I reminisce, I reminisce
When it's sounding like this

I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to rappable
Cause oh baby, I like it raw
Yeah baby, I like it raw
Oh baby I like it raw
Yeah baby, I like it raw

Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yam, shimmy yey
Comment ta le vous, parlez vous francais?
Adios mother****ers, bon voyage
Home of the liquid flows and Liquid Swords
Black eyed killer peas on the swarm
Coming to your college and disco dorm
Y'all can't touch my skills
I can switch it up Das Efx and get iggity-iggity-ill
Yiggity-yes rapper, my style is unique
Iggity ice on my teeth
So it's cold when I speak
Word to mom, I'm in my own world
Galaxy Rays, powerful

I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday
I wanna go back to yesterday

So I can hit you with the bass, how low can you go?
I get lower than the midget doing limbo
I got shit that you haven't heard a while ago
'88-'92 the style'll go, way back, rocking on the A-track
Memorex, TDK, all of that, throw back before all the [?] rap
Willy's the name and the boy's coming, Straight Out of L. A
A crazy mother****er named Willy
I'm so cold my flow stay chilly
I got a laser aimed at them haters
And I'm cutting mother****ers on my razor
You too boy, if you **** with me
I'mma dice you up, slice you up quickly
I signed a roofless when Dre dropped Dre Day
That's why I do this, to bring you back to yesterday
Yesterday, yesterday, yesterday, tiger style
There's noplace to hide as I step inside the room
Dr. Doom, prepare for the boom, bam, I slam
Aw, man, you ****ing with Will. i. am
Cause I'm torching and scorching, my style is awesome
Cracking mother****ers skulls like it's porcelain
Ay yo, let's save hip hop from Dr. Kevorkian
Bring it right here, right back to it's origin
Ay yo, I'mma hop in my mother****ing DeLorean
So I can go back and ****ing perform again
Ay yo, I [?] some wind mills and some ****ing linoleum
MC Mike controlling them, I was like
I was steady policing them
Killing emcees, I was straight deceasing them
Compute-deleting them 'til them ****as don't exist
Because Black Eyes Peas is hard as hell
Battle anybody, I don't care if you tell
I excel, they all fail
I told them mother****ers I'mma take them

Back to yesterday
I'm taking you back to yesterday
I'm taking you back to yesterday
I'm taking you back to yesterday
I took you back to yesterday
I took you back to yesterday
I took you back to yesterday
I took you back to yesterday
And now I'm taking you to the future
I'm taking you to the future
I'm taking you to the future
I'm taking you to the future
I'm taking you to the future
Taking you to the future
Take you to the future
Take you to the future
Future, future, future, future, future


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The music video premiere of The Black Eyed Peas' single Yesterday has already been viewed 19,895 times since it was posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The video belongs to the music genre of Hip-Hop.


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