This week, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am debuted his first music video. And judging by the all-star cast he assembled, it’s clear he wants to kick off his solo career with a bang. Outside of the high tech effects and stunts, he’s nabbed Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger for cameo appearances.
The track, titled “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever),” sounds like it easily could have fit in the BEP catalog. Except instead of Fergie belting out the melodic notes, will’s letting Ms. JLo step behind the mic.
The video features will driving motorcycles, racing cars, and even flying giant spaceships. In between it all, we get to see Lopez dancing in a skin tight body suit and Jagger strutting his stuff in the cosmos.
It all makes for some very colorful visuals, which may actually outshine the song. Truth be told, “T.H.E.” sounds a little repetitive and uninspired. Will is definitely capable of making great music, but this lead off single makes us yearn for some extra Peas.
By Michael Lopez