BEBOT (Generation 2) by BLACK EYED PEAS *ENGLISH CAPTIONED*
"Bebot" is a song from The Black Eyed Peas' 2005 album Monkey Business. The title is a Tagalog slang word which means "hot chick". A music video was shot and released independently in 2006.
In a similar fashion to "The Apl Song", which appeared on the group's 2003 album Elephunk, the song is rapped solo by apl.de.ap as a tribute to his childhood upbringing in the Philippines. However, in contrast to the first song's somber tone, "Bebot" is an uptempo song designed to be played at parties and clubs.
The term "Bebot" is Filipino slang for "pretty woman", "hot chick", "hottie", "baby/babe". The music video for Bebot features primarily Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and several other Asian ethnicities from the Los Angeles area (Korean Americans, Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, Thai Americans, Indonesian Americans, Vietnamese Americans, etc.).
In 2006, Patricio Ginelsa (Kid Heroes Productions) and AJ Calomay (Xylophone Films), who also produced and directed "The Apl Song" and the Filipino American action comedy movie, Lumpia were enlisted to make a music video for "Bebot".
Two different music videos for "Bebot" were filmed in early July 2006 and premiered online on August 4, 2006. One version, labeled "Generation Two" as a reference to its portrayal of second-generation Filipino-Americans, was filmed in various locations in Los Angeles, California, one location including Kenneth Hahn Park, where Dr. Dre's "Nothing But A G Thang" video was also filmed. Ginelsa has said that his intention was to make a "Nothing But A G Thang" for the Filipino-American community, only with a far lower budget and far less references to sex, drugs, and violence. "Generation Two" displays several modified import vehicles, or "rice rockets" that are prevalent in Filipino American youth culture. Filipino American street racing legend RJ de Vera, who hosted MTV's Trick It Out and also appeared in The Fast and the Furious, is seen alongside many of the vehicles.
The "Generation Two" video is included in the Black Eyed Peas' music DVD, "Live From Sydney to Vegas". Before the video was officially released online, it was played at a Black Eyed Peas concert at Araneta Colesium in Manila, Philippines as apl.de.ap performed the song.
The video begins with an introduction with Fergie and Taboo knocking on APL's house which then, his mom answers and starts to talk to them in a thick, heavy Filipino accent and then she asks Allan (Apl) to come down and starts to embarrass him and then his baby sister, Jasmine Trias (American I dol, season 3), comes and Fergie tells his mom they're just going to the park. The music begins and shows Apl, Fergie, Will.I.Am and Taboo in different colour backgrounds singing. It then shows Apl, Fergie, Will.I.Am, Taboo and his little sister singing at the park with girls and cars having a good time. The video finishes with Them at a house party singing in a group together.
In this video, Jasmine Trias was featured playing apl.de.ap's "baby sister". Other Filipino-American celebrities appearing in either version of the video include DJ Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies DJ crew , rap group Native Guns, mixed martial artist Brandon Vera, boxer Brian Viloria, Camile Velasco and Jose "Sway" Penala, adult industry's Charmane Star, Tila Tequila, amongst many others.