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Backtalk with Will.i.am

What was your main challenge in the music industry?

Even though I’m in the Peas, I personally have had my challenges, as far as my music, of being accepted in our community. And it isn’t that the black community doesn’t accept it; it’s politics [from the record executives]. They feel black people want to see certain things on TV from black artists. I’ve had my challenges in that because our stuff is progressive and positive, and a lot of the stuff you hear on the radio is gangsta. A lot of us come from the projects; we just have a different way of talking about it.


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