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     This hip-hop group debuted in 1998 and has made three albums since then. Even so, many haven't recognized their talents until recently. The 2003 album "Elephunk" topped the charts with the hit "Where is the Love?" This song is rightfully referred to as a "state-of-the-world ballad" and became a universal success this past summer.

"Where is the Love?" features heartthrob Justin Timberlake, who helped this group send out a wake-up call to humanity. The song grabs our attention with a great beat and keeps us hooked with lyrics pointing out flaws in our society and world today. "Where is the Love?" addresses problems of discrimination, war, selfishness, cruelty and more. The song is an awakening to the horrible things humans cause.

Black Eyed Peas uses a soft form of rap that almost sounds like R&B to get their message across. Anyone looking for hardcore rap with a not-so-altruistic approach may not be interested in this song. However, even strictly country or classical music listeners will agree the lyrics are worth listening to. Black Eyed Peas' chorus keeps listeners focused on the underlying question few can answer: "Where is the Love?" .

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 10 at 8:05 pm
i love this so much!
Happyface said...
Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm
This is a great written review! Super cool! :)
LadyWisdom98 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Love this song. One of my favorites as a kid. I like it even more now that I know all the lyrics.
SMILEY said...
Oct. 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm
cOWS GO MOO?>>>!!!!
JojoMimi said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 12:50 am
Nicely written! I love this song because it confronts many of the issues that society is facing and needs to address
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