Bridging the Gap (Black Eyed Peas album)

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Bridging the Gap
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2000
Recorded1999–2000
Genre
Length62:50
Label
Producer
Black Eyed Peas chronology
'Behind the Front
(1998)
Bridging the Gap 'Elephunk
(2003)
Singles from Bridging the Gap
  1. "BEP Empire"/"Get Original"
    Released: August 8, 2000
  2. "Weekends"
    Released: October 3, 2000
  3. "Request + Line"
    Released: February 26, 2001

Bridging the Gap is the second studio album by American hip hop group Black Eyed Peas, released on September 26, 2000. This is their last album as Black Eyed Peas, before they changed their name to "The Black Eyed Peas" and the last album with Kim Hill as a member.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producers Length
1. "BEP Empire"  DJ Premier 4:39
2. "Weekends" (featuring Esthero)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
  • Tony Butler
  • Sylvester Stewart
will.i.am 4:46
3. "Get Original" (featuring Chali2na)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • George Pajon, Jr.
  • Chali 2na
  • Clifford Smith
  • Aldane Browne
will.i.am 2:52
4. "Hot" (featuring Kim Hill)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
apl.de.ap 4:04
5. "Cali to New York" (featuring De La Soul)
  • Adams
  • Kelvin Mercer
  • Dave Jolicoeur
  • Daisey Age
  • Pajon, Jr.
will.i.am 4:47
6. "Lil' Lil'"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Pajon, Jr.
  • Michael Fratantuno
will.i.am 4:10
7. "On My Own" (featuring Les Nubians and Mos Def)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Helene Faussart
  • Celia Faussart
  • Dante Smith
  • Kim Hill
will.i.am 3:52
8. "Release"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
apl.de.ap 5:07
9. "Bridging the Gaps"  
apl.de.ap 4:56
10. "Go Go"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Fratantuno
  • Arthur Baker
  • John Robie
  • Kevin Donovan
  • Robert Allen
  • Ellis Williams
  • Ralf Hütter
  • Emil Schult
will.i.am 4:53
11. "Rap Song" (featuring Wyclef Jean)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Gomez
  • James Brown
  • Charles Bobbit
  • Bob Byrd
Jean 3:33
12. "Bringing It Back"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
will.i.am 3:36
13. "Tell Your Mama Come"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
  • Pajon, Jr.
will.i.am 3:14
14. "Request + Line" (featuring Macy Gray) (Hidden track "Empire Strikes Back" begins at 4:52)
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Fratantuno
  • Pajon, Jr.
  • Rhett Lawrence
  • Natalie Hinds
  • Lawrence
  • will.i.am
9:21
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(favorable)[3]
Dotmusic4/5 stars link
HipHopDX.com4/5 stars link
Q3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com6.5/10 stars 2000
Robert ChristgauB− link
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars link
Spin(5/10)[1]
Wall of Sound(68/100) link

Chart positions[change | change source]

Album[change | change source]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 37
82
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[5] 18
US Billboard 200[6] 67

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
2000 "BEP Empire" 44
"Weekends" 73 34
2001 "Request + Line" 63 51 2

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