The Black Eyed Peas’ New ‘Yesterday’ Video Pays Homage To N.W.A., Beastie Boys, De La Soul, And More

This year marks The Black Eyed Peas’ 20th anniversary and they’re celebrating with new music.

On Friday, the group debuted a brand new single called “Yesterday.” As its title suggests, the track looks back at some of hip-hop’s most classic records, incorporating samples of everything from N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” to Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” to Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere”.  Its accompanying video echoes the song’s sentiments and sees,, and Taboo (Fergie is conspicuously missing) actually acting out the album covers of those iconic releases.

In an interview with Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe, said, “We’re paying homage to the folks that inspired Black Eyed Peas.” The band is expected to release a new album later this year; their last was 2010’s The Beginning.

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