will.i.am, "S.O.S. (Mother Nature)"
The Black Eyed Pea pleads for the planet's divine intervention on the 15th(!) track of his deceptively titled third album, 2007's Songs About Girls. Prophesizing "the Eskimo gets bit by a mosquito" and "rastas in Jamaica will get hit by a quake/that registers something like 8.8," will.i.am's brooding (if occasionally less than fluid) rhymes do have a respectable snap of urgency. The drum part copped from Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" is less effective, as is the equal-opportunity praying to Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad and basically everyone but L. Ron.
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