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February 7, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
FOR Will.i.am, it all began with a turntable from Rent-a-Center. The 26-year-old pop star and studio auteur was still known as William Adams, a bright-eyed freshman at Palisades High School, when his family brought home the cheap, belt-driven JVC turntable that, for hip-hop kids in the 1990s, had replaced the Fender guitar as the wish-list gift from the music store.
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February 7, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
FOR Will.i.am, it all began with a turntable from Rent-a-Center. The 26-year-old pop star and studio auteur was still known as William Adams, a bright-eyed freshman at Palisades High School, when his family brought home the cheap, belt-driven JVC turntable that, for hip-hop kids in the 1990s, had replaced the Fender guitar as the wish-list gift from the music store.
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December 29, 2005 | Mark Sachs
IT'S time to unpack the "phunk" trunk. After 18 months touring the globe, L.A.'s own Black Eyed Peas are back in town to help headline the annual New Year's Eve blowout Giant Village, encompassing six downtown blocks around Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday. For the Peas and founding member Will.i.am, who lives in Los Feliz, it's a triumphant homecoming.
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February 5, 2006 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
THE musical continuum connecting early '60s samba and new millennial hip-hop seemed so obvious to bossa nova piano maestro Sergio Mendes and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, it was practically hidden in plain sight. The two, who first worked together two years ago on a song for the "Be Cool" soundtrack, have reteamed on "Timeless" (Concord Records/Starbucks Hear Music), Mendes' first new album in eight years.
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February 5, 2006 | Chris Lee, Special to The Times
THE musical continuum connecting early '60s samba and new millennial hip-hop seemed so obvious to bossa nova piano maestro Sergio Mendes and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, it was practically hidden in plain sight. The two, who first worked together two years ago on a song for the "Be Cool" soundtrack, have reteamed on "Timeless" (Concord Records/Starbucks Hear Music), Mendes' first new album in eight years.
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December 29, 2005 | Mark Sachs
IT'S time to unpack the "phunk" trunk. After 18 months touring the globe, L.A.'s own Black Eyed Peas are back in town to help headline the annual New Year's Eve blowout Giant Village, encompassing six downtown blocks around Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday. For the Peas and founding member Will.i.am, who lives in Los Feliz, it's a triumphant homecoming.
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