Black Eyed Peas Expand Brand With Cartoon And Book

The B.E.P. are mainly known for music but some of its members are branching into two new aspects of business, the book and movie world. will do voice-overs for the upcoming cartoon called Rio (which is set to be a full-length film) and other notable actors including Tracy Morgan, Anne Hathaway and more will also lend their voice. The flick is centered around a fictional character named Blu, a domesticated macaw from Minnesota who meets another character, Jewel, and it follows them as they take a trip to Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The film will hit theaters in April of 2011. Group member Taboo is working on his new book as well. It will be an autobiography detailing his rise to fame with the BEP and the demons he fought along the way. Titled “Fallin Up: My Story,” the book is set to hit stores February 8th, 2011. You can pre-order it now on


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