The Black Eyed Peas are back with their seventh studio album, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1. In a departure from the EDM and pop music the group put out on their albums The E.N.D. and The Beginning, the brand-new project brings back the hip-hop sound the group was originally known for.
The album, which follows a string of politically charged releases over the past year, addresses current American political and social issues disproportionately affecting communities of color, including gun control, immigration reform, prison reform and police brutality.
Masters of the Sun Vol. 1 was produced entirely by Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am and features Nas; the late Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest; CL; Slick Rick; Nicole Scherzinger; and Posdnuos of De La Soul. Former Black Eyed Peas member Fergie, who departed the group earlier this year, does not appear on the album.