Macy Gray, Wyclef Jean and De La Soul help out on Briding The Gap..

Macy Gray, Wyclef Jean and members of De La Soul are amongst the collaborators on hip hop outfit BLACK EYED PEAS second album ‘BRIDGING THE GAP’, due for release in late May through Interscope.

Gray, due to appear at a host of this summer’s festivals including T In the Park (July 8-9) at Balado and the V2000 double-header (August 19-20) in Chelmsford and Staffordshire lends vocals to album opener ‘Request Line’, while sometime Fugee Wyclef Jean brings the record to a close on ‘Rap Song’.

It is not the first time Gray has performed with Black Eyed Peas. While a student at the University of Southern California she guested on a track when the band’s scheduled session singer failed to show up. The song, ‘Behind The Front’, later appeared as the title track on the LA based three-piece’s 1998 debut album.


The outfit’s links with Macy Gray are cemented further when they support the singer on her solo British tour kicking off in Brighton on March 26.

They also play a one-off headlining show on April 8 at the LA2.

The full tracklisting for ‘Bridging the Gap’ is as follows: ‘Request Line’ (feat. Macy Gray), Weekend’ (feat. Esthero), ‘Get Original’ (feat. Charlie Tuna), ‘Hot’, ‘Cali To New York’ (feat. De La Soul), ‘Magic’, ‘Little Little, ‘On My Own’ (feat. Les Nubian & Mos Def), ‘Let Me Tell You Something’, ‘Tell Your Mama Come’, ‘It’s On’, ‘Go-go’, ‘Bridging The Gap’, ‘Do It Twice’, ‘Rap Song’ (feat. Wyclef).

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