1. See, Hear: Atban Klann (Later Known as Black Eyed Peas)— “Puddles of H2O” Music Video (1994).

    Before they were the mega million sellin’ Black Eyed Peas Will.I.AM was Will 1X and he along with apl.de.ap were part of a Los Angeles breaking crew known as Tribal Nation which formed back around ’88 before morphing three years later into the rap group A Tribe Beyond A Nation, aka ATBAN Klann . Signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, the act made an album called Grass Roots , which was never officially released , but a music video (shot for reportedly just $2000) for the single, “Puddles of H2O”, did surface. Somewhat reminiscent of The Pharcyde in sound, many folks still trip out that the early ’90s musical efforts of Atban were such a far cry from the global smash hits of B.E.P.

    PEEP B.E.P. BEFORE THEY WERE B.E.P. AFTER THE BUMP…

    (Props to 95KidRobot for the upload.)


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