will’s Power: The 15 Best will.i.am Beats

Black Eyed Peas ft. Les Nubians & Mos Def – “On My Own” (2000)
Like “Cali to New York,” will.i.am’s production on “On My Own” succeeds largely because of his excellent mix of underground-tinged samples and a booming bass line. Flipping a sample of Roy Budd’s “Getting Nowhere in a Hurry” from the Get Carter soundtrack, the song incorporates smooth R&B vocals and a drum-n-bass breakdown that shows early signs of will.i.am’s inclination for genre-bending sonics.

  • BrianRaider

    Doctors Advocate Games Best Album? C’mon Son. I Would Say The Documentary, Or Even LAX. Opinions Opinions

    • Hannya

      I sorta liked Doctor’s Advocate a little better than The Documentary, only because it sounded more “West Coast” to me. Game lost me with the R.E.D. Album though.

      • BrianRaider

        Awww Man I Liked The Red Album It Was Dope!

        • Hannya

          Oh don’t get me wrong I do like the R.E.D. Album. My only issue with it was that it had a lot of filler tracks in my opinion. I finally listened to Jesus Piece. I thought it was better than a lot of the critics thought. I’m hoping with his next album he features more of the newer West Coast cats that have been making noise. Time will tell I guess.

  • BrianRaider

    Doctor’s Adv Was Bangin Though This Is A Good Article!

  • http://twitter.com/trillNes Ness

    Boobies was bouncing on my head.

  • Hannya

    I always thought Will was extremely underrated as a producer. I commend him for branching out and trying something new but this techo-dance stuff is starting to sound the same. I hope he goes back to a more hip-hop sound.