While attending John Marshall High School, he became best friends with Allan Pineda (stage name ap), who was also a future member of The Black Eyed Peas. Despite the use of electro and house music elements, will.prefers to separate the underground from pop.While still in high school, Adams and Pineda performed in East L. clubs and were soon joined by three other entertainers to form the socially conscious rap group, Atban Klann. In an article with Los Angeles Times, he mentions that secrecy over the whereabouts of raves is what made raving special, and different from the mainstream.
During the production of "Shut Up" (the second single released from the album), they realized that a female vocal would work well with the song.
Originally, Nicole Scherzinger (lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls) was approached to make a guest appearance on the record.
The album was successful enough for the group's contract to be renewed, and in 2000, a second album, Bridging the Gap, was released.
Following the release of Bridging the Gap, Will began recording his first solo release, Lost Change, which was the official soundtrack to the film of the same name.
She immediately formed a bond with the band and became a permanent member of the Peas and her photo was printed onto the album cover.