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apl-de-ap of the Black Eyed Peas

aple-de-ap - Black Eyed Peas

 

Hello Everyone,

 

apl.de.ap was born in Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, 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 him and his six younger siblings as a single mother.

  

apl.de.ap has brought his Filipino culture into his collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas. He explains his life story in a song called "The Apl Song" on the Peas' 2003 album Elephunk, which includes a full chorus in Tagalog sampled from the Asin song "Balita." The accompanying video, which includes cameos by fellow Filipino-Americans Dante Basco and Chad Hugo, is also a tribute to the Filipinos who fought for the U.S. in World War II; the song reached number one in the Philippines.

 

Camera Data for this shot:

Camera: Nikon D3

Lens: Nikon 70-200mm vrii

F Stop: f/4.5

Exposure: 1/80 Seconds

ISO: 1000

 

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Taken on March 27, 2011