The Many Faces of will.i.am
Will.i.am is an anomaly. Its hard not to like his beats because he’s made many gems, especially when he’s flipped jazz and bossa nova samples.
He has an array of acclaimed session musicians he frequently works with and trades ideas with. The BEP member has been known to keep his equipment minimal. An MPC here, a few Moog Synths there, occasionly hopping on the piano.
One thing I respect about him is that he’s not scared to experiment (ll), which is a rarity when you reach the level he has. He’s a producer who takes his craft very seriously, developing his knowledge by studying Music Theory.
It can be argued that he’s moved on to a more Europop, electronica sound but lets not forget what the man is capaple of. Here are 10 favorites of mine.
Shakur feat will.i.am : Nadda Hoe (this is a guilty pleasure of mine!)