The Bottom Line
Rushing in on the backing from Afrorican's 90's rap hit "Give It All You Got" then breaking down into a rap built from JJFad's classic "Supersonic," Fergie's "Fergalicious" instantly pushes buttons in the brain's music pleasure centers, and it doesn't let go. This is all pure fluff, but the masterful source material and a lighter touch make this the best Fergie yet.
Listen to "Fergalicious" via AOL Music.
- Source Material - "Supersonic" and "Give It All You Got"
- Fergie's Light Touch
- will.i.am Adding to the Party Atmosphere
- Pure Fluff
- Synthesized strings courtesy "Give It All You Got"
- Raps inspired by JJ Fad's "Supersonic"
- Brief commercial jingle-style interlude
- Featured rap from will.i.am
Guide Review - Fergie - Fergalicious
Fergie's #1 debut single "London Bridge" did garner attention, but the raunchy sexual slang cheapened the entire enterprise, and ultimately the song reaked of sleaze. Fortunately, "London Bridge" is not typical of most of Fergie's album The Dutchess. The new jet-fueled single "Fergalicious" is more typical, and a reason to look forward to more singles digging deeper into the album's riches.
"Fergalicious" kicks off with racing synthesized strings courtesy Afrorican's "Give It All You Got" before breaking down into a rap interpolated from JJ Fad's "Supersonic." It's irresistible and within 30 seconds you're hooked for the rest of the song. Fellow Black Eyed Pea will.i.am adds in his own spritely salute to a d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s Fergie. It's a sassy, fluffy party tune that should be lighting up pop radio within weeks.
Fergie and will.i.am honor some of the tastiest bits of 80's and 90's rap in "Fergalicious" while still sounding contemporary. This is what the Black Eyed Peas do at their best, and Fergie is moving forward with the formula.