AMP Music Minute: Will.i.am Starts Car Company, Chris Brown Near Finish of New Album And Snoop Dogg Releaseing Own Brand Of Cigars
[photogallerylink id=15454 align=right]The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Eyed Peas [/lastfm]front man hasn’t taken much of a break since his group took a sabbatical from making music together. While[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Fergie[/lastfm] is taking this time to chill with her boyfriend, Tab and Apl are working on promoting their own books and education positions, respectively, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Will.i.am [/lastfm]is making cars.
Like literally. The tech-sensed musician has always had a hand in some sort of new technology whether it be musically or even more nerdy, like serving as the creative director for IT giants, Intel. His newest venture, IAMAUTO looks to not only bring in more money for himself but help out his fellow man in the process.
“I’m a big technology freak and geek and I invested my money in building my own vehicle because I want to bring jobs to the ghetto that I come from, so why not invest?” he said on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. “Like I invested in making a demo to start the Black Eyed Peas, we did that, now I want to invest to have a car company in the neighborhood that I come from.”
The first car he’s working on looks a lot like a two-door coupe sports car, but underneath it’s just a fancy Chrysler.
“I went to Chrysler and got a whole bunch of parts to where it’s still certified as a legal vehicle on the streets,” he affirmed. “So I don’t really mess with the airbag configurations or things like that. Kept the chassis and we create the shell, which is the body and the interior and the audio interface.”
Of course, in keeping with hip hop trends, Will decides to give Dre’s boost a stock by installing Beats audio in his new ride. “I got Beats audio, it’s sick, it’s really fresh,” Will said.
Well, we are down for giving it a test spin. Any takers? I bet this car is the hardest ever…
T.H.E. by Will.i.am.
- Would you support Will’s stateside car business and buy one of his cars? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.