Poet Name Life
Super-producer Poet Name Life of the Will.I.Am Music Group is the official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Ashlee Simpson, and Fergie.
Poet is also the co-producer for the Black Eyed Peas’ recent chart-topping hit “Boom Boom Pow” on their latest album, The E.N.D. Along with that co-producer credit, Poet is also a co-writer for “Rock That Body,” another song on the same record.
Currently, Poet can be found touring with the Black Eyed Peas, acting as their DJ as they perform in support of the album.
Poet has previously toured with Ashlee Simpson on her nationwide intimate club tour promoting her upcoming album. Poet was also the DJ on Will.I.Am’s tour in support of his solo album, Songs for Girls.
Beginning February 7, 2008, Poet Name Life’s “Viva Glamorous” remix of Fergie’s “Glamorous” with exclusive guest vocals was featured as the soundtrack for M-A-C Cosmetics’ new ad campaign promoting their Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass. The song was made available for free with online purchase, and is being played nationwide in M-A-C stores. Every cent from all sales of the Viva Glam collection benefits the M-A-C AIDS Fund to assist people living with HIV/AIDS.
Poet Name Life is established as one of the newest members of Los Angeles’ music elite. Poet’s first full-length album, Calm Before The Storm, features 5.1 surround sound tunes embodying a dynamic and futuristic musical collision between worlds of live instrumentation, free-form jazz, club-moving, head-bobbing, hip-hop, and loungey, tweaked-out electronics. Poet innovatively combines spacey Moog riffs, stripped-down turntablistics, hard drumbeats, and the lush instrumentation of live musicians.
Poet, who calls Will.I.Am his ‘big brother and mentor,’ attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles with friends who would become the Black Eyed Peas, and later honed his skills touring with the Peas around the world. He contributed songwriting and production to the group?s multi-platinum albums Elephunk and Monkey Business, as well as remixing several of the songs.
Poet has also worked on Will and Fergie’s solo projects, including remixing “Glamorous,” which hit #1 on Billboard?s dance charts, and “All That I Got,” the theme song for “The Tyra Banks Show.” He made his initial mark on the music business as a producer for the company that launched the digital revolution, Atomic Pop, the first Internet label. As the producer of the CD/DVD Awaken, Poet won the 2001 Surround Sound Music Award for Best Surround Mix and Best DVD Graphics. His career continued to progress as a producer/composer/remixer, working with a wide variety of artists including Travis Barker, Justin Timberlake, Joe Hann of Linkin Park, Daniel Bedingfield, and the late J. Dilla.
Poet’s climb up the charts with the lead song on Thrive Records’ Total Dance 2008 compilation CD further solidifies his position as a musical innovator. This #1 best-selling electronic album in the country features Poet’s exclusive Fergie vocal remix of “Glamorous,” and continues to fly off the shelves.