News: will.i. am Speaks On Black Eyes Peas' "E.N.D." & Role In "Madagascar 2"
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 5:55AM
The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am has announced his group's upcoming album The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) is nearly complete and will be ready to drop soon.
According to the Los Angeles Times,
the Emmy-winning performer confirmed the project's completion saying it
is nearly "a week away," however, a release date has yet to be
announced due to his belief in the album continuing to evolve
"See, this record is never going to be done," will.i.am told LA Times.
"Let's say it comes out January 8, and it's not coming out January 8,
but say that it does. Then on March 8, I would want a different
Claiming the record's overall vibe is "up-tempo energy music," he continued to justify his belief in an ever-lasting album.
"You're not confined to the CD,"
will.i.am added. "So if it comes out January 8, by March 8, you'll know
the tunes people are gravitating toward. So you pull those off, do
remixes and different versions, take the chorus and take the best bits
and upload it on March 8. Then on May 8 you do the same thing."
As of now, no official release date has been issued for The E.N.D.
In related news, the Black Eyed Peas member is featured in the upcoming animation film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
as the voice of a hippo named Moto Moto. Along with his on-screen role
in the project, will.i.am also worked with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer to help create four tracks for the feature and the soundtrack.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
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