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Will.i.am

William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name Will.i.am (will-i-am) and occasionally by his other stage name Zuper Blahq, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, actor, and producer. Will.i.am came to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas along with rappers apl.de.ap and Taboo and R&B; singer Fergie. As a music producer, he has produced with other artists including Michael Jackson, Cheryl Cole, Daddy Yankee, and Usher. Will.i.am was born and raised in the projects of East Los Angeles, California. He never met his father, William Adams, Sr., and grew up with his mother, Debra, who encouraged him to be unique and to avoid conforming to the tendencies of the other youth in his East L.A. neighborhood. She encouraged him to begin working on his musical career by sending him to school in Pacific Palisades. While attending Palisades Charter High School, will.i.am became best friends with Allan Lindo.

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Calls BS On $4K Concert Ticket Scam

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Pharrell to Will.i.am -- Give It Up, Bitch ... You're Nothing Like Me

Pharrell to Will.i.am
Give It Up, Bitch You're Nothin Like Me

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Will.i.am SUES Pharrell -- I.AM Who I.AM -- And You're Not

Will.i.am SUES Pharrell
I.AM Who I.AM And You're Not

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- 210 days ago
Will.i.am & Psy -- COLLABORATE ... For Sushi

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COLLABORATE ... For Sushi

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- 268 days ago
Pharrell Sues Will.i.am -- I'm Going All Dr. Seuss On Your Ass!!!

Pharrell Sues Will.i.am
I'm Going All Dr. Seuss On Your Ass!!!

Will.i.am ... Will.iam ... Pharrell doesn't like that Will.i.am ... and now he's suing the Black Eyed Peas rapper in what's becoming a pretty nasty trademark war ... which now involves Dr. Seuss,… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
Will.i.am Admits ... I.AM A SONG THIEF

Will.i.am
a Song Thief

This is pretty crazy ... Will.i.am just 'fessed up to stealing the beat behind his new song with Chris Brown ... but he insists it was an honest mistake.As we reported, house producer Arty accused… READ MORE >

- 361 days ago
Will.i.am -- Accused Of Ripping Off House Beats

Will.i.am
Accused of Ripping Off Dance Track On New Album

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- 367 days ago
Will.i.am -- I Build My Ugly Cars ... To Teach Kids Science

Will.i.am
I Build My Ugly Cars ... To Teach Kids Science

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- 417 days ago
Will.i.am -- CAR MYSTERY SOLVED ... $900K Ride Is Mine!!!

Will.i.am
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- 423 days ago
Will.i.am -- Does This $900k Car Belong to You???

Will.i.am
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- 423 days ago

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