Imma Be – 2009

“Imma Be” is a song performed by the American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas taken from their fifth studio album The E.N.D. The song’s title is a slang expression, meaning “I am going to be” or “I will be” something or some activity. Initially released as a promotional single, the song went on to receive a full release as the fourth single in the United States and Canada from the album, the fifth overall, and is the third single from the album to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Critical reception to the song was generally positive, with some critics saying that it was a standout track from the album. The video for the song was filmed back-to-back as one collective clip, totaling ten minutes in length with “Rock That Body” which is the fourth international single from the album. The collective montage is titled “Imma Be Rocking That Body”. The song was part of the soundtrack of the film The Other Guys (2010) and was used in the bar scene. The song can also be heard in the film The Hangover Part II (2011). However, it does not feature on the official soundtrack.

The video was filmed on January 13, 2010. The clip features Fergie wearing Louboutin designer footwear and a black metallic leotard and riding a BMW S1000RR supersports motorcycle.[citation needed] Extras were dressed as robots and nomads (like apl.de.ap in “Meet Me Halfway”). It was shot on a desert road in Lancaster, California. Filming was interrupted by a sudden sandstorm, however, as the storm passed, filming resumed. The music video, directed by Rich Lee, was shot back to back with the video for “Rock That Body”.

Track listing

Digital Download E.P.

No. Title Length

1. “Imma Be” (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) 6:24
2. “Imma Be” (Danger Olympic Remix) 4:31
3. “Imma Be” (Poet Name Life & DJ Ammo Remix) 4:42
4. “Rock That Body” (Skrillex Remix) 5:09
5. “Rock That Body” (Chris Lake Remix) 5:54
6. “Rock That Body” (apl.de.ap and DJ Replay Remix) 5:54

Total length:
UK & German CD Single
No. Title Length
1. “Imma Be” (Album version) 4:12
2. “Imma Be” (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)