If he sends not just a new material directly from Mars via live stream or any futuristic gadgets for the people working below, is and remains will.i.am above all: a gifted musician, rapper, producer and mastermind, who has his ear years like no one has the pulse of time. He sets the pace and the tone: Whether alone, with feature guests or his crew, the Black Eyed Peas: Hits it lands forever, and for about 15 years. One reason for this could well be his willpower, his inner drive - because that is also his new solo album: #willpower, which appears at Interscope on 22 April.
It has probably not located at a lack of willpower that has will.i.am a tad longer needed to complete this new solo album: He was simply too busy. Already forgotten? As mastermind of the Black Eyed Peas years he has broken chart records and rocked huge halls and stadiums around the world, there was drama and speaker roles, collaborations, productions for others, discoveries of new talent, and, and, and. If one knows how to still something contemporary with the different danceable genres - HipHop, Dance, Pop, Electro Co. - juggling, then it is.
So now #willpower, already like Twitter fOr taken from the title: he has the latest news about the new album - still rapper, even if he likes to dance and electro beats includes - then presents the same times as Rap: "A lot of track Those lists are hocus-pocus / bogus, / but I remain focused./But I'm not going to smoke this" - And how he focused in recent weeks and months has been at work, even a glance at the now officially confirmed tracklist with its diverse feature guests: Britney, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Hit-Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Diddy, Chris Brown, Skylar Grey, Juicy J, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, Eva Simons, 2NE1, Baby Kaely and his buddy Peas are apl.de.ap of the party. "Good for me is an album nowadays way or rather a song today, one in four months, then another four months later, and only afterwards is it an album," he commented - and so came indeed one to another: After he had been in 2011 presents "tHE (the Hardest ever)" a first danceable harbingers his fourth solo album (among others also live with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards), followed by "This Is Love" "feat. Eva Simons, his mega hit "Scream Shout "with Britney, the autumn around the globe the charts dominated (# 1 in dozens of countries, to platinum in Germany), fully up to date" #thatPower "feat. Justin Bieber, who in this country is just before the album and has caused also already a sensation in other parts of the world.
"Scream Shout "should turn out to be even as the most successful solo single of his career:" Yes, 'Scream Shout 'was everywhere at # 1, and I'm really proud of this success, after all, I'm now a bit in business longer - and I had quite a few successes with the Peas, "said will.i.am . "If one is however used to having these successes with a group that occurs in stages, then you still have to first get used to working diligently to do everything at once solo. For this reason alone, it's amazing that the new tracks are everywhere so celebrated. "
While determined yet everyone will remember the series of successes in recent years, begins the story of will.i.am's career, civil way William James Adams, now 38 years young, in 1989: Since founded namely a 14-year-old Will 1X, as will.i.am is then called, and the apl.de.ap Atban Klann - short for "a Tribe Beyond a nation" -, for a first record deal with the label Ruthless Records a short time later, the Black Eyed Peas are to emerge from the. Her then sound? Organic, intelligent, positive, and even then even absolutely danceable because fOr HipHopper the first hour as they are dancing (pronounced Breaken) one way or another can not be separated and cents. Your published until 1998 debut album Behind The Front began with a track called "Fallin 'Up" ... and this song title was also the direction it: From now on it should only go uphill fOr will.i.am and Co. steep uphill even.
The title of album # 2, Bridging The Gap, involved to a certain extent the motto of will.i..am: "Bridging The Gap" has since its program. With Peas and solo he builds a bridge between different tastes and genre, brings people from different backgrounds around the world sweat.
Following Elephunk, Million sales, mega concerts around the world, Grammy Awards, in parallel, the solo albums Lost Change and Must B 21 and then: international smash hits like "Where Is The Love?" The eingesungene together with Justin Timberlake number landed 10 years ago really EVERYWHERE ranked # 1.
With Album # 4, Monkey Business, put the Peas in 2005 finally the crown: Meanwhile, on par with legends such as James Brown and Sting - two of the album guests - they sell now in the tens of millions, in addition it rains more Grammys and first places in the world. At the same time the rapping creative head will.i.am now makes as a fashion designer, actor, activist and as unbelievable demand producer a name: time it shines in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", then he lays with Songs About Girls his next solo album. If the other but to take a break.
Then we continue with The end., and the summer of 2009 is finally completely under the sign of Peas: precious metal without end in Germany - Gold fOr her single "Boom Boom Pow" and three times platinum, for both their fifth album itself and for the singles "I Gotta Feeling" and "Meet Me Halfway".
Animals brought into the States The end. Over a full year in the Top 40, while the Peas with the two singles "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" just wrote music history: 26 weeks they were so constantly at the top of the US charts - record!
On top of that received will.i.am even his star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and after his crew last with The Beginning continued the success of its predecessor had (eg with "The Time (Dirty Bit)"), dipped will.i.am as feature guest at Usher's hit "OMG" in the chart on top, to be followed so slow to work For #willpower to make ...
However, he had at the same time a few other artists producing (Cheryl Cole, Kesha, Usher, Britney etc.), in "The Voice" as Judge and the animated film "Rio" shine as a speaker, and finally as "Director of Creative Innovation" fOr Intel contribute his knowledge, when he is not on his own new ideas fOr Gadgets, Phones Co. feilte - "Reach For The Stars" was the track that he let stream in August last year by the Mars probe "Curiosity", and not without reason ...
But now it's done: #willpower is there. In this respect the following applies: His will be done - on the dance floor, everywhere on earth.
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