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Will.I.Am Performs for a Good Cause

Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am will be heading to China later this year to perform in a special benefit concert in Beijing. According to the State Department, the event will benefit cultural and educational ties between the US and China, and hopefully open doors for more American students to study in China and vice versa. The rapper opened up about the opportunities he hopes the event affords for the younger generation, saying “In order to become responsible global citizens, young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy...

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Will.i.am has a few memory problems

It would appear that the Black Eyed Peas front man doesn’t have as much of a way with words as his songwriter stance might have some believe. During a recent concert in France while performing with Stromae, will.i.am apparently had a little trouble remembering the lyrics to his own song “Don’t Stop the Party”. So he did what any decent singer would do and pulled out his iPhone in order to not disappoint his fans… any more than they might have already been, at least. The song may be relatively new, but still… doesn’t will.i.am engage in the practice of practicing? Or maybe he just meant to give a whole new dimension to the verse “kill you with my lyricals”.

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Black Eyed Peas to Go on Break

Fergie recently revealed that not only will she and the rest of her Black Eyed Peas band mates taking a break from releasing material as a group but that will.i.am has also been working on his own solo project that he’ll be releasing soon. The hip hop singer said “I believe Will is coming out with a solo album. I’ve heard it. It’s called ’Black Einstein’ and it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting for him to come out with this for so long because I want it. He won’t give it to me. I want it for the gym. He’s so amazing – just such a genius lyricist and I’m really excited for his project. I am so excited to take a break. The guys know that I’ve been waiting and it’s time.” Fair enough. I wonder if Fergie will take the time off to start a family with hubby Josh Duhamel.

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Will.i.am’s potential gang days

The Black Eyed Peas singer recently admitted that he would’ve probably formed his own gang if he hadn’t formed the band. When asked about his version of an alternate path for his life, will.i.am had this to reply: ”I would have been a notorious gang member. First I’d have to rebel against my mum and then rebel against the law. Rebelling against the law is much easier than rebelling against my mum! It was the friendship that saved me and then the fact that we both enjoyed music that kept the friendship alive.” Well it certainly seems that will.i.am made the right choice… probably. But if he had gone with the gang version he wouldn’t have had any chances to exploit his unique sense of originality.

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Will.i.am is on his second song with Britney Spears

The Black Eyed Peas singer has apparently discovered a way to bypass his little “inspiration” problem: collaborating with other singers and taking advantage of their good name. To that extent it seems that will.i.am is already collaborating with Britney Spears for a second. This is what will.i.am tweeted on the matter: “In the studio with @britneyspears today. we recorded another song for #femmefatale. that’s 2 bangers This britney song is so addictive … I’m in the studio adding finishing touches …’Uh oh’ this one is a ‘MEGA SMASHER’” It looks like will.i.am is pretty pleased with the work he’s done so far. Maybe this time he’ll manage to make some songs that have no visible resemblances to others already out there.

Remember Britney Spears just released a new hit song called “Hol...

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Cher Lloyd Signs with Jay-Z

 

Cher Lloyd, a finalist from UK’s reality TV singing competition X Factor, is rumored to have signed with Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation. Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am, who performed with Cher on the show’s finals and has reportedly already recorded a song with her, previously said that he would sign her to his label but I guess he didn’t close the deal. A source tells UK’s The Sun “Even though Cher didn’t do terrifically well in the X Factor finals, there’s been a hell of a lot of interest in her. Will.i.am’s backing only intensified the battle to get her signature. After weighing up the pros and cons, it was thought that the team at Roc Nation would be best placed to turn her dreams of stardom into a reality.”

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Will.I.Am Discusses Michael Jackson Album

Many were surprised to find out that several tracks, specifically collaborations between the King of Pop and will.i.am, on the new Michael Jackson will be omitted. Apparently, the rapper believes that those songs shouldn’t see the light of day because they weren’t “micro-Michael-managed” by Michael himself. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the Black Eyed Peas front man said “A couple of months before Michael died, he called me on the phone really upset. ‘Hey, it’s Michael. Somebody leaked one of these songs. Why would they do that? Who does that?’ I said, ‘What song, Mike?’ ‘Some song called ‘Hold My Hand.’ I swear to God I had this conversation with him…I knew this man and he was very critical about every single detail...

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Nicki Minaj & Will.i.am – Check It Out – Official Video

Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am just premiered a music video for a song called “Check It Out”, This new single will appear as a bonus track, on Minaj’s upcoming new album titled “Pink Friday”

Nicki Minaj & Will.i.am – Check It Out – Official Video

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The Buggles cover will.i.am and Nicky Minaj

Sometimes, people get bored… and when they get bored they either do some really crazy stuff or some really interesting stuff. In this case it might just be both as The Buggles have decided to do a cover of will.i.am and Nicky Minaj’s “Check it Out”… and it turned out to not be too bad. Maybe will.i.am could actually take a few pointers from this and see how you can borrow music from other artists and turn it into something good, without having to resort to petty plagiarism. The Buggles might just have done him a great big favor with this cover.

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Will.i.am sparks anger for painting face black

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Rapper Will.i.am has outraged fans for appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards with his face painted black. But the 35 year-old has hit back at his critics on Twitter and said there are more important things than a man dressed in all black. He wrote: “1st. Just because I wear all black including head mask as expression and emphasise my outfit, it shouldn’t be looked at as racial… “Let go of the past. There are far more important things 2 bark about. (Jobs, health, education) not a black man wearing all black everything.” The rapper added: “Are you guys serious? My outfit set ‘black people back 100 yrs’, choose your twits wisely – no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health.”

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