Band members from the GRAMMY-winning hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas — will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo — created The Peapod Foundation to encourage social change by uniting people, especially children, through the universal language of music. From the very beginning as an aspiring group from Los Angeles, The Black Eyed Peas have flaunted a passionate and energetic hip-hop spirit that attracts a diverse array of people to their music. They've earned fans worldwide with their inventive approach, inspiring people with loose rhymes, positive spirit and funkafied vibe. They took the international world by storm with the release of multi-platinum albums such as Monkey Business and Elephunk and now want to turn their success towards helping children realize their dreams through the power of music and the arts.
The Adobe Foundation and The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation unveiled two new state-of-the-art music and multi-media academies for youth in Oakland and Redwood City, Calif. last Fall.