Will.i.am says Tupac’s and Biggie’s music did not move him

Will.i.am had the audacity to reveal that he never really liked the music of hip-hop legends Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.  In an interview with rapper Skillz on the “Hip-Hop Confessions” podcast, the prolific musician, producer and deejay told the interviewer that he doesn’t exalt 2Pac and Biggie the way the rest of […]

Will.i.am adding more than 400 robotics clubs to schools in LA

Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am and his i.am Angel Foundation have extended their partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and will add more than 400 robotics clubs starting this summer at middle and high schools in underserved communities. The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest public school system in California. The […]

Jennifer Hudson to star in new movies alongside Nas and Snoop Dogg (video)

Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright will star in the upcoming legal drama Monster, which debuts on May 7, 2021, on Netflix. The upcoming film also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. Hudson will play Harmon’s mother […]

Snoop Dogg bringing signature voice and swagger to cast of animated film

Snoop Dogg has joined the voice cast of Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk. The 49-year-old rap star has been cast alongside Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am in the upcoming animated film. The John D. Eraklis-directed film is set in New York City and tells the story of Pierre, who was born out of a relationship between a hawk […]

Will.i.am partners with Honeywell to create Bluetooth face mask

Will.i.am has always been on the edge of technology apps and creations and this time he’s partnered with costume designer Jose Fernandez and engineering company Honeywell for the creation of Xupermask. Fernandez has created costumes for films including The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men United and The Avengers through his Ironhead Studio, a costume and creature design […]

Jennifer Hudson and Mastercard partner to help Black female entrepreneurs

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson has her focus on empowering female Black entrepreneurs and has partnered with Mastercard for the creation of a platform called the Strivers Initiative, designed to provide resources and support for African American business owners. The new program is a consumer-centered platform created to amplify the voices of Black women founders throughout […]

Will.i.am drops new single to promote STEAM education (video)

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has partnered with mobile game publisher Zynga to help raise over $5 million in donations for STEAM education purposes. Willi.am’s I.amAngel Foundation is helping lead the drive to launch the American Dream GoFundMe initiative, where proceeds will be committed to unlocking STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts, and math) education opportunities […]

Will.i.am says Black Eyed Peas not considered a Black group

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am recently revealed that it hurts that his group’s crossover success may have hindered the way that they are perceived. Speaking with Fugees member Wyclef Jean on his Run That Back! podcast, will.i.am explained that because of the group’s pop success starting in 2004 with the release of their third album […]

Black Eyed Peas tease new music to uplift spirits during global pandemic

Will.i.am says the global pandemic will result in the best music from Black Eyed Peas. Members of the band — which is also comprised of apl.de.ap and Taboo — are currently working on their eighth studio album. It will feature the lead single “Mamacita” with Ozuna and vocalist J Rey Soul, and the frontman has […]

Will.i.am claims racial profiling on flight

Will.i.am hosts in-store experience for “i.amPULS” Smart Band at The Future On La Brea in Los Angeles (Photo credit: [email protected]) Will.i.am was met by police at the airport after accusing a member of cabin crew of racism during a flight in Australia. The 44-year-old rapper was traveling from Brisbane to Sydney on a Quantas flight […]

What Will.i.am hopes to gain from working with 2 aspiring musical acts

Will.i.am is aiming to release a video a month featuring two aspiring musical acts. The 44-year-old rapper and producer revealed that he’ll be posting regular videos of NXTGEN and Emmanuel Smith — performers who both made it to the semi-final stage of “The Voice” under his mentorship  — in order to and gather “data” from fans, which will eventually boost their […]

Will.i.am defends Michael Jackson, blasts his accusers

Will.i.am says the allegations made against Michael Jackson are part of a “racist smear campaign.” The “Scream and Shout” hitmaker has branded the claims made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, where they say that Jackson sexually abused both of them after befriending them when they were children, as […]

India Love: Turning pain into promise

What a time to be alive. For some, that Drake and Future declaration serves as a well-worn caption for life’s most shareable moments. Put another way, it’s the forefather to Lil Duval’s current “living my best life” mindset. For social media personality and newly minted rap artist India Love, the words take on an entirely […]

Will.i.am turned his life around with plant-based diet

Picture by: AJPictures / Splash NewsSplash News and Pictures Will.i.am has turned his life around since embarking on a plant-based diet. The 42-year-old musician Will.i.am suffered from high cholesterol, bronchitis and high blood pressure in 2017, leaving him with a “weak” immune system, but his condition was a wake-up call and he has since resorted to […]

Will.i.am predicts people will no longer be using cellphones in 20 years

Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am has revealed that he thinks people won’t need cellphones in 20 years because technology will have evolved so much. In addition to being a member of the Black Eyed Peas, a coach on “The Voice UK” and a solo artist, the 42-year-old musician also runs his own tech firm, i.am+, […]

Enertia McFly talks musical inspirations and his new single, ‘Go To Twerk’

Los Angeles-based rapper Enertia McFly recently sat down with ro to discuss his new song and video, “Go To Twerk,” his musical inspirations, and what he’s learned working with Grammy Award-winning producers Play N Skillz and Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am. Who was your musical idol and why? I’d have to say Timbaland. He literally created […]

Will.i.am offers his view on Ferguson, Taylor Swift, how Obama ‘disappointed’ him

Black Eyed Peas’ co-creator will.i.am sits down with Larry King on the Emmy-nominated series “Larry King Now” to talk about opportunities in Ferguson, his exciting Puls, his  new smart watch venture, what he thinks about Taylor Swift, why the media demonizes his friend Justin Bieber and why he’s “disappointed” in President Obama, plus his desperate […]

Guitarist Angie Swan thrills audiences during Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Amaluna’

Amaluna expresses girl power with guitars and grace. Now showing under Cirque du Soleil’s iconic Blue and Yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station, the theatrical performance is true to the iconic and innovative brand. It’s magical and it’s awe-inspiring. Amaluna, a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” is a mysterious island governed by […]