The Global Appeal of the Black Eyed Peas

The multi-cultural sensation called the Black Eyed Peas undoubtly has global appeal.  When one breakdowns the ancestry of the group members one would find that  many of the continents are covered.  Cultures include Filipino, African American, Jamaican, Mexican, Irish, Scottish, Native American and American.

Jaime Luis Gómez commonly known as Taboo is half Mexican and Shoshone(a Native American Tribe).

Will.i.am was born to Jamaican parents of Afro- Caribbean descent.  Will.i.am is a native Angelo(Los Angeles).

When Fergie was asked by  Latina Magazine about her ancestry,  she replied “Yes, I have Mexican in my ancestry.” She went on to say, “My Dad’s grandmother was born in Guanajuato. I’m very proud of it; that’s probably where I get my fire! I’m mostly Scottish-Irish, though.”

According to Wikepedia, Apl.de.ap was born in Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, in the Philippines, to a Filipino mother and an African American father. His father, a U.S. airman stationed at Clark Air Base, abandoned the family shortly after his birth; his mother Cristina Pineda raised Apl and his six younger siblings as a single mother.