Apparently, according to this 2005 interview, will.i.am has been hankerin' to get paid by a major soft drink for a while now. Here, he stands up for selling out:
"These corporations — Nike, Sprite, Coke, Panasonic, Motorola — they’re gonna utilize urban music anyway to sell their product because most urban people buy these products. Every rapper talks about Motorola in their video for fuckin’ free. So why not get paid for a commercial when people are doing it for free anyway? Why not give it back to Hip Hop?
Coke is gonna get some corny dude from the suburbs that don’t really know about hip hop history, and he’s gonna be rapping on TV selling Coke. Why not the Roots? Do they not deserve it? I’m pretty sure they got Coke in their muthafuckin dressing room. Why not the Black Eyed Peas to do Dr. Pepper? We’re the only muthafuckas that like that soda. I don’t see nobody drinkin' no Dr. Pepper in no video. We’re an odd-ass group — why not us? I don’t understand why people hate. As long as the Roots next song isn’t ‘Yo, say Coca-coca-cola’…”
My question is: And will.i.am is different from some corny dude from the suburbs how, exactly?
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?