When discussing the characterization of the group, status quo is a term that will more than likely not come up during the conversation. As a matter of fact, judging from their distinctive sound and style, one would probably be safe to assume that outside the box is the only place they feel comfortable. The Black Eyed Peas have been able to successfully dodge Hip Hop's many pigeon-holes and firmly establish themselves inside a personalized niche amongst the materialism and violence that often saturates rap music. A hybrid mixture of hip hop and pop, accompanied by the flair of breakdancing, has come to define the group's unconventional form of artistic expression and has helped to catapult them into worldwide superstardom. Grab a plate, earplugs, and your dancing shoes as the Black Eyed Peas give you a whole hour of noise and phunk.