Will.i.am. Talks Black Eyed Peas Returning to Roots, Gun Violence & Augmented Reality on 'Daily Show': Watch


Will.i.am had so much on his thoughts when he stopped by The Daily Show on Monday evening (Nov. 26) to talk about his band's latest album, writing related lyrics and touring know-how. The Black Eyed Peas launched their first album in eight years, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1, in October and the rapper advised host Trevor Noah that the album was impressed by their previous.

“We needed to replicate on the stage we have been at once we have been simply dreaming and eventually obtained that file deal,” he stated. “And in order that’s like natural sounds — making an attempt to make our 22-year-old proud… They must know that like lyrically, you’ll be able to’t mess with us.”   

Will additionally shared that the professional gun-control messages on the brand new album proceed the political and social commentary began with the BEP's early 2000s hit “Where Is the Love?," which mirrored on humanity after the 9/11 terror assaults. “We needed to handle like at this time’s issues. Like how is it that we are able to, you recognize, help the best to have army weapons however put our youngsters in harms means?” he requested.

In a nod to the long run, the rapper/entrepreneur additionally expanded on the way in which the BEP's can be incorporating followers' telephones into their performances. “Instead of claiming, ‘everyone put down your telephones whereas I rock these lyrics proper now,'” he stated, “We’re going to have a layer of augmented actuality… So you’ll be able to work together, you’ll be able to throw hearts at us, you’ll be able to see a spaceship coming — like take us away to a different land.”

Watch will.i.am.’s interview with Trevor Noah under.