Black Eyed Peas
From conscious, alt-hip hop to "My Humps" and "Boom Boom Pow." How did it all go so wrong for the Black Eyed Peas? The turning point was their breakout hit "My Love," but rather than staying in that lane they went all-in to find the lowest common (musical) denominator. The dumbest, simplest, most in your face pop music—B.E.P. be on that. And as if to prove just how low our popular culture has sunk, they performed the halftime show at Superbowl XLV, dragging Slash out to help Fergie massacre "Sweet Child Of Mine," and proving that someone, somewhere, puts them on the same level as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, and The Stones. Oh dear.