will.i.am. To Become a Computer Programmer
After becoming a worldwide success, winning awards and touring the globe, it makes total sense to start contemplating a career change right? It does if you are will.i.am and, you know, I think the man has a point. Some people are able to have longstanding careers while others are still making music but you almost wish they’d stop… I won’t name any names but I’m sure you can think of a few examples.
Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am seems to always be a leader in his craft. The group, and he himself, have really gone through some transformations over the years and usually seem to be on the cutting edge of the next big thing but, eventually, he concedes, he will grow older and won’t be the one leading the pack – at least not on stage.
That’s why he is planning to study “code writing” in the near future. The computer programming training will allow him to remain at the forefront of music technology. As he explains: "When I am 57 I still want to be relevant in popular culture and the way to be relevant within popular culture in the future is writing code. Code writers, they are my idols. Songwriters are cool -- I can write songs, too -- and bloggers are cool but code writers? Those are the coolest in the world."
It actually makes sense and with all that he’s done to further music (and was even part of CNN history when he joined Anderson Cooper on stage as a hologram during the 2008 elections) so I look forward to this next stage in his career.