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Allan Pineda

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Allan Pineda

  1. 1. Makabayan 4<br />ALLAN PINEDA a.k a. APL.DE.AP<br />Submitted by: Joyce B. Betis St. Gianna<br />
  2. 2. Apl.de.ap was born in SapangBato, 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. Two of his siblings are deceased: his younger brother Arnel committed suicide (this is referenced in The Apl Song in the lines "I guess sometimes life's stresses get you down/Oh brother, wish I could have helped you out"). His youngest brother, Joven Pineda Deala, was murdered at the age of 22 in February 2009 in Porac, Pampanga.[1] As a child, apl.de.ap would make an hour-long jeepney trip to and from school, and helped his family subsist by farming sweet potatoes, corn, sugar cane and rice.<br />Apl De Ap<br />Early Life<br />
  3. 3. Allan 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. "Bebot" (which is Filipino slang for pretty woman) is another all-Tagalog song on 2005's Monkey Business album. A music video for "Bebot" was filmed in and around Los Angeles in early July 2006, including in Kenneth Hahn Park, where Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" video was also filmed; the video features primarily Filipinos, Filipino Americans and other Asian-Americans from the Los Angeles area. The video was directed by Patricio Ginelsa[4] who also directed "The Apl Song" and produced the Filipino-American coming of age movie The Debut.[5] The single was not released in the US but was in the Philippines and several other Asian countries.<br />Career<br />
  4. 4. 2008 - Special Citation - Myx Music Awards<br />2010 - Best Hip-Hop/Rap Performance: Take Me to the Philippines - Filipino-American Vocal Arts Society Online Music Awards<br />Awards<br />
  5. 5. Further information: The Black Eyed Peas discography<br />Discography<br />
  6. 6. Apl De Ap<br />Black Eyed Peas<br />
  7. 7. The End <br />Thank You For Watching!<br />

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