Check out 2 new tracks from Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am and Justin Timberlake titled "Nature of the World" and "Going Crazy." I have to admit "Nature of the World" is a pretty fresh track it sounds like old school pre-Fergie era Black Eyed Peas and has some sweet conscious raps for Will and JT on the hook. The latter track "Going Crazy" is more of the newer party BEP style and features both Will and JT exchange verse of a nice club beat.
Were not quite sure what these tracks are set to appear on but it's nice to hear since the two's last collaboration took place on Justin's 2006 (damn its been that long?) album FutureSex/LoveSound. Check out both tunes below.
Will.I.Am x Justin Timberlake - Nature of the World
Every year Radio One put on their 'Big Weekend' at which a range of artists play slots to fans all who have won tickets for the event. I personally won tickets one year and the atmosphere is great due to everyone having a free weekend watching some great bands it truly is a little bit special. You may not like the entire lineup due to it being mainly Radio One plugged artists, and we wouldn't blame you. However with the amount of bands set to play there's always a stage to enjoy something at.
This year they announced, literally within the past hour, that Foo Fighters would be headlining the Saturday, with My Chemical Romance topping the bill on the Sunday. Then throughout both days on the main stage there's the likes of Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Chase and Status, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Black Eyed Peas, Nicole Sherzinger, Professor Green, Katy B, The Wombats, The Script along with a few others. That's just the main stage, throughout the week the other stages will be announced on numerous Radio One shows so keep your eyes peeled as we'll update this as and when. You can see the announced line up so far over here. Tickets are often given out in a raffle style way, or to loyal listeners of Radio One, and you enter competitions and what not. It's hard to get tickets but it's definitely worth a shot for a weekend full of free music. For now why not enjoy some footage of Muse playing the weekend a few years back.
UPDATE: Lady Gaga has just been announced too! For a free festival some of its performers rival those of major UK festivals. Just sayin'.
So IMO the new BEP album is complete shite but there is one gem outta the 15 tracks i've heard. Any song that automatically makes you think of Daft Punk is definitely worth the listen all the way through. The track "Fashion Beats" off of the Black Eyed Peas upcoming album The Beginning samples the song "My Forbidden Lover" by Chic and the beat gives you that feeling that you are listening to Daft Punk's first 2 albums Homework and Discovery mainly the tracks "Fresh" and "Voyager." Lyrically, it's what you expect from Will.I.Am and gang but i can't hate the song is catchy as fuck. Check it out for yourself below. The Beginning hits stores 11/30.
Things you learn to love as a parent is that you must love shows like Sesame Street and Yo! Gabba Gabba! or you forever lose a notch of coolness in your kids eyes (until you buy them a toy or ice cream). But things like this confuse me. Were the producers of Sesame Street like, "Let's play a game kids. How blunted is Will.I.Am?" I mean the song is cool, but he sooo looks like he's not into it or just really high. On top of that what's up with the hair? And why is the camera aimed at you like that so it looks like you gained 20 pounds and are recently going through hair loss? I'd really like answers to these questions.
But anyways check out the song "What I Am" and shouts to Vulture for this amusing piece of entertainment.