Allan Pineda Lindo (apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas)
Born 28 November 1974 in the Barangay of Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, to a Filipino mother and African American father.
His father, a U.S. airman stationed at nearby Clark Airbase abandoned the family shortly after his birth. The eldest of 7, his mother, Cristina Pineda, raised him and his four brothers and two sisters in their small barrio. He would ride the jeepneys to school an hour away from his family home. In order to make money, apl farmed sweet potatoes, corn, sugarcane and rice until he moved to the United States at the age of 14.
Known for their nonviolent lyrical message, the alternative rap group Black Eyed Peas shunned gangsta rap’s aggression and materialism in favor of socially conscious lyrics. Their first album, Behind the Front, caught critics’ attention in 1998, and the group became more popular with each of their next two releases. By 2003, their third album, Elephunk, had blasted to the number-one on spot Billboard‘s Top 40 list, and earned them their first Billboard award, as well as three Grammy nominations.
Watch their hit Filipino song "Bebot’ (meaning " a sexy and attractive female and/or woman).