10 Questions for will.i.am

The Black Eyed Peas front man talks about hip-hop and politics. will.i.am will now take your questions

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The Black Eyed Peas' front man, Will.i.am

How do you manage to sustain the energy to be a rapper, producer and political activist? Gbemi Atimomo LAGOS, NIGERIA

Well, I love music. I was inspired by artists like Earth, Wind and Fire; Bob Marley; Peter Tosh--and they would fuse social issues into their music, so I don't think of it as political activism but social activism. I don't like politics. I find the energy to do [it all] because I'm passionate.

You say you don't like politics, but you supported John Kerry and Barack Obama. What got you involved in the process? Derrick K. Williams, DALLAS

The spark was...

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