Double vinyl LP pressing. 2010 release, the sixth album from the Grammy-winning R&B outfit. The Beginning is the follow-up to the group’s blockbuster album the E. N. D. While the title of the E. N. D. was a play on words (standing for «The Energy Never Dies»), the new album’s title, the Beginning, «refers to what is actually happening in the world right now,» says will. I. am. «The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It’s also about being experimental and taking songs we’ve liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats. » in keeping with that manifesto, the first single from the Beginning is «The Time (Dirty Bit),» which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, («I’ve Had) the Time of My Life,» recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.