“Don’t Stop the Party” is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie, along with Joshua Alvarez, and DJ Ammo, and was produced by will.i.am. and DJ Ammo for the group’s sixth studio album, The Beginning (2010). The song, described as “a hot club jam,” features will.i.am rapping in a thick, Caribbean patois.
The song received mixed reviews from music critics, some of them criticizing the use of will.i.am.’s wordplay and characterizing it as “more of the same dancefloor song.” Still, others thought that the song was an “exhilarating and whirlwind track.” The song became a success in countries like Brazil, Australia, France, and Greece. However, the song has become the band’s lowest-charting single to date in the U.S., peaking at number 86.
This is one of three tracks on The Beginning to be produced by Damien “DJ Ammo” LeRoy, the other two being the lead single “The Time (Dirty Bit)” and “Do It Like This”. The Beginning’s third single was announced on The Black Eyed Peas’ official website on May 9, 2011. Described as a “buzzing, hot club jam”, it features whooshing synths and slap-funk bass grooves. It is the longest track on the album at close to six minutes. The Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am told Spin magazine that he is proud enough of the song that he’d even play it for Jay-Z. “I would go to Jay’s studio and play this be like ‘Boom! Check it out!”, said Will. “Then I go dirty Caribbean on him on the last verse.”
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