Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas tells Jeff Inman of Las Vegas City Life that the group’s previous album sported so many guest appearances, with everyone from Wyclef Jean and Mos Def to De La Soul and Jurassic 5 clocking in for a few rounds, that it felt more like a slumber party than a Peas record. On their latest effort ‘Elephunk’, the band wanted to stand alone. “We didn’t want to rely on our friends to sell records,” he said. “If we’re going to succeed, we want to do it on our own terms and know that it’s because of what we’ve done rather than riding on someone else’s coattails. And I think this record is good enough to do that. It’s all about timing, and I think the timing is right for us now.” The full story at lasvegascitylife.com has since been removed.