Will.i.am is one of the taller rappers on the musical scene today, measuring 5 feet, 9 inches. He was born on March 15th, 1975 as Williams James Adams, Jr. He was raised in the projects in East Los Angeles. While growing up, his family lived in a community that was primarily made up of Mexican Americans. will.i.am started his musical journey during the summer before his eighth grade year, when he met with several other young rappers who would later break out into strong musical careers. will.i.am is best known for his work with the hip-hop group “The Black Eyed Peas,” although he later went on to find success as a solo artist. Apart from his rapping and singing career, will.i.am has also worked as an actor and a musical producer.