|Also known as||A Tribe Beyond a Nation|
The Atban Klann
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Ruthless Records, Relativity Records|
|Associated acts|| Eazy-E |
Blood of Abraham
The Black Eyed Peas
|Past members|| Will 1X |
A.T.B.A.N Klann(A Tribe Beyond a Nation) was a hip hop group whose members were Will 1X, apl.de.ap, Mookie Mook, DJ Motiv8 (a.k.a. Monroe Walker), and Dante Santiago. The Atban Klann were signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. Will 1X (who later changed his stage name to will.i.am) and apl.de.ap were first signed by Eazy-E when they were in high school and would later become members of The Black Eyed Peas.
William James Adams, Jr., known professionally as will.i.am, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, voice actor and philanthropist, best known as a founding and lead member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
Allan Pineda Lindo, known professionally as apl.de.ap, is a Filipino-born American rapper, singer and record producer best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
Eric Lynn Wright, known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Dubbed the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap", he gained prominence for his work with N.W.A, where he has been credited for pushing the boundaries of lyrical and visual content in mainstream popular music.
The group was signed to Ruthless Records in 1992 and made their debut on Eazy-E's EP, 5150: Home 4 tha Sick on the track entitled "Merry Muthaphuckkin' Xmas". Soon after, the duo recorded their debut album, Grass Roots which was to be released on October 6, 1992; however, the album was shelved shortly before its release. The duo would stay with Ruthless until they were dropped from the label after Eazy-E's death in 1995.Will 1X would change his name to will.i.am and the Atban Klann would add Taboo and later Fergie and become the Grammy award winning band, The Black Eyed Peas.
5150: Home 4 tha Sick is the debut extended play by American rapper Eazy-E. It was released on December 15, 1992 by Ruthless Records and Priority Records. 5150: Home 4 tha Sick peaked at 70 on the Billboard 200 and 15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Jaime Luis Gomez, known professionally as Taboo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and DJ, best known as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
Fergie Duhamel is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "London Bridge", "Glamorous", and "Big Girls Don't Cry".
| Studio album by |
|Released||October 6, 1994 (planned but never released)|
|Producer||DJ Motiv8, Will 1X, Madness 4 Real|
|Singles from Grass Roots|
Grass Roots was planned to be released on October 6, 1994 for Ruthless Records, distributed by Relativity Records and featured production from the mentor of Will 1X who is DJ Motiv8; however, the album was put on hold. Two years later, the group released the first single from the album, "Puddles of H2O", but the album was still not released.[ citation needed ] The songs from the album later leaked and a cover was made using a photo of apl.de.ap and will.i.am from the Bridging the Gap photo-shoot in 2000. This was the only album Atban Klann recorded under that name, as they were dropped from Ruthless in 1995. However, three years later the group, now known as Black Eyed Peas, would release Behind the Front .
Ruthless is an American record label, founded by Eric "Eazy-E" Wright and Gerald "Jerry" Heller. The record label was founded in Compton, California in 1986. The label's acts over the years have earned RIAA certifications of Platinum or higher on 15 of its released albums, including releases by N.W.A, Eazy-E, MC Ren, The D.O.C., Michel'le, J.J.Fad, and Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony.
Relativity Records, often self-identified as Relativity, was an American record label founded by Barry Kobrin at the site of his company, Important Record Distributors (IRD) in metro New York. Relativity released music that covers a wide variety of musical genres. When it entered into a deal with Sony Music Entertainment, it became more known for its metal and hip-hop releases.
The Black Eyed Peas is an American musical group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo and singer Jessica Reynoso. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently changed their musical sound to pop and dance-pop music. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, that they achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 76 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling groups of all time. As of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, behind Rihanna, with over 42 million sales.
"Shut Up" is a song by the American group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was released as the second single from their studio album, Elephunk (2003). It is about a disastrous courtship with the chorus consisting of the lines "Shut up, just shut up, shut up".
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"Don't Stop the Party" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie, along with Joshua Alvarez, and DJ Ammo, and was produced by will.i.am. and DJ Ammo for the group's sixth studio album, The Beginning (2010). The song, described as "a hot club jam," features will.i.am rapping in a thick, Caribbean patois.
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Eazy E signed us [me and apl.de.ap] back when I was in high school. We were in a group called Atban Klann and Eazy E signed us to his record label Ruthless Records. Eazy was an inspiration and an instrumental part of the beginning of my career.