Will.i.am says: "I have a hard drive with songs by Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and others"
During his career, Will.i.am worked with several internationally renowned artists as a producer: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, U2, just to name a few.
Some of the songs created with these artists were published, but others remained unreleased: but the former member of the Black Eyed Peas didn't delete his files. Indeed, He has preserved all the material within a large capacity hard disk: this was revealed by Will.i.am himself in an interview with "Digital Spy", on the sidelines of which he made known to possess absolutely new material of the King of Pop, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Beyoncé.
Here's what he says:
I got a hard drive full of songs that just sit there and we could go through them. There's Nicole Scherzinger folders, there's Britney folders, there's Rihanna folders, Beyoncé folders - just songs. When I work with artists, we record songs and write songs, and to get one song you have to record seven. So those other six are actually really good. Maybe there's two of them that are good, maybe there's one lingering one that just needs some touching up. So you just go through the hard drive. There's Michael Jackson folders, there's Whitney Houston folders, there's a Mariah Carey folder.