In preparation for this weekend’s Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, will.i.am‘s interest in auto racing and his passion for music have inspired the Black Eyed Peas frontman to collaborate with rapper Lil Wayne on “The Formula.”
The appropriately high-energy paced release comes complete with trap beats and instrumentals as the will.i.am raps “This my recipe, watch me go top speed (Zoom)/ Go that full capacity, I got energy (Woo)/ My ability is zoom through your vicinity (Zoom)/ Here’s an FYI, you need to F your insecurities, ayy.”
Reminding the audience that he’s always a winner, no matter the format, Tunechi (aka Lil Wayne) jumps in on the second verse with “Engine soundin’ like harmony, baby/ Yeah, fast lane, godspeed/ Lil Wayne, victory lane/ Got champagne on me, gone.”
In a press release concerning his role in the Global Artist In Residence program with Formula 1, will (born William James Adams Jr.) stated “It’s a thrill to merge my passions – high-performance auto racing and music – in this pioneering alliance.’ “Our goal is to shatter traditional boundaries by fusing music and racing, creating unforgettable experiences that introduce new fans to the excitement of F1 and showcasing the world’s finest artists and performers.”
The 2023 Formula 1 championship season will include more F1-inspired tracks as part of a Global Artist in Residence alliance, ending in a will.i.am solo album slated for the fall.