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former black eyed pea speaks out August 30, 2007

Posted by KG in arts/culture, music.
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kim hill, former member of the black eyed peas, in the fader (cool piece about the la hip-hop soul scene):

If you didn’t already know, Hill used to be in the Black Eyed Peas. “I knew ‘My Humps’ was incubating,” she says. “The label was like, ‘Look, you’ve done two critically acclaimed tastemaker records, but you’re never going to be as hard as Chuck D or as lyrically savvy as Mos Def. You’re always going to be this kind of feel good hip-hop. You can do another J5 record if you’d like, I just don’t know that we’re going to support number four.’” When she heard the material for the Peas’ next album, she knew it was time to go. After a couple of failed partnerships with majors, Hill decided to found her own label, One Brave Indian. 

good advice label guy – hah.  you’re never going to be like public enemy or have lyrics like mos def so just give up or make a pop record.  out goes kim in comes fergie.  the rest is history.

where is the love?

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1. ksquires - August 31, 2007

I don’t know where that guy was coming from. Chuck D is my favorite rapper/musician, but I’m glad that not all musicians and groups try to emulate what he and Public Enemy did. The Peas do their thing and they do it well.


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