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Los Angeles, United States (1991 – present)

William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known as will.i.am, is an American and musician and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas. Adams is of Jamaican descent and has rapped since his teenage years. Along with co-writing many of the Peas’ hit songs, he’s also had a solo career featuring multiple top 20 hit singles as well as collaborations with various artists such as Mick Jagger and Britney Spears among many others.

When William was sixteen years old, he started rapping in late 1991 under the name “Will-1X” after being discovered by Compton rapper and former N.W.A. leader Eazy-E and signed a deal to Eazy’s Ruthless Records. will.i.am’s first rap song was “Merry Muthafuckin’ Xmas” from Eazy-E’s 1992 EP 5150: Home 4 tha Sick. Shortly after Eazy-E’s death in 1995, Will left Ruthless to start a group that would later be called the Black Eyed Peas with fellow rappers Taboo and apl.de.ap.

After the addition of Fergie, the group shot into mainstream pop consciousness with a set of hit singles in the mid-00s, popularity that continues to this day. The Black Eyed Peas’ producer is Sergio Mendes, an internationally successful Brazilian musician and jazz aficionado. In September 2007, will.i.am took a major step into a solo career identity by joining with his record label, Universal Music Group (UMG), on a pilot scheme to reward certain file-sharing with cash incentives, including will.i.am tracks from his then upcoming release Songs About Girls.

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  • Igor_Dave

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE [6]

    16 Aug 6:17am Reply
  • blurrrrrrrrr

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE [5]

    9 Aug 12:17am Reply
  • DamianChocopie

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE [4]

    22 Jul 12:23pm Reply
  • RuhFernandes

    Saudades "Scream & Shout" tocando em todo canto da cidade. :(

    21 Jul 5:58pm Reply
  • brownieboy

    from the looks of the shoutbox... not much to say really apart from a title of one of his songs...

    18 Jul 12:26am Reply
  • Inacces

    Scream & Shout/Remix <3

    16 Jul 6:35am Reply
  • Inacces

    It Should Be Easy?

    16 Jul 6:34am Reply
  • Dhivanna

    Feelin' Myself ♥

    12 Jul 4:34am Reply
  • CrazyGringo3

    Отношение к Уилу крайне неоднозначное, т.к. у него есть и откровенно посредственные вещи (ремикс на Scream & Shout, например), и очень годные и интересные (вроде инструментальных композиций с альбома "Lost Change". В целом исполнитель очень даже нравится, талант у него есть, но его уход в коммерческий клубняк не может не разочаровывать.

    5 Jul 12:08pm Reply
  • guihlerme

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE [3]

    2 Jul 1:18pm Reply
  • sw1ne

    Birthday ♥ [8]

    21 Jun 7:01pm Reply
  • lamadelrejbycz

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE [2]

    14 Jun 4:03pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Must B 21 album is amazing.

    7 Jun 12:55pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    @wonskyu LOOOOL

    7 Jun 12:55pm Reply
  • wonskyu

    PLEASE LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE

    1 Jun 12:56am Reply
  • Myttchll

    It's My Birthday ♥ [8] Will, the King of perfect beat!

    30 May 1:34pm Reply
  • marcosdelaought

    Birthday ♥ [7]

    30 May 12:25pm Reply
  • VSpyke

    Birthday ♥ [6]

    30 May 4:21am Reply
  • Ben0Rox

    blabla

    29 May 1:12pm Reply
  • Jaackkk

    It's My Birthday ♥ [5]

    29 May 9:56am Reply
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