Listen Up: WIll.I.AM sues Pharrell for the use of “i am other”?

C’mon son! You already know what I think of this…

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Well, isn’t this an unexpected break from the off-putting musical feuds we’re use to seeing at the top of headlines? The recording artist, songwriter, and actor William Adams – or Will.i.am – is in the news today for taking legal action against fellow multi-faceted musician Pharrell and his latest creative endeavor, the YouTube channel i am OTHER. According to official court documents obtained by Rolling Stonethe Black Eyed Peas member claims he owns the copyright to the phrase “I AM” and Pharrell’s logo is “confusingly similar” to Mr. Adams’ stage name. We’re assuming he’s referencing the use of lower case lettering. Will.i.am argues that Pharrell plans to use his “i am OTHER” image on clothing and additional items just as his promotional goods bare a similar “I AM” logo. The legal document reads, “The registration of the mark…is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark.” So what does Pharrell have to say about this? His lawyers released a statement to Rolling Stone in which the 40-year-old pop star denies all allegations. “I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me,” Pharrell says. “I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions. I am surprised in how this is being handled and I am confident that Will’s trademark claims will ultimately be found to be as meritless and ridiculous as I do.”

Inspiration

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Inspiration is a gift. I have been blessed to be inspired for a long time. During my reinvention stage, I realized that I hadn’t been as inspired as I’d been in the past. I recognize that a lot of that has to do with the changes that have occured in my life. When the quality of your life changes, the flow of the creativity does. When that happens, you have to adjust. You have to find a way to get back to that place that totally inspires you. If you’re in a place where you’re not inspired and your whole exsistance is based on you being inspired, get out of that place and go find your inspiration. Everything in life is about choices. Life is about planning. Nothing happens by circumstance. You have to put in work in order to get results. And when your work is based in creativity, do whatever it takes to maintain that. Take a break, go see something, go to a movie, go check out another city, do something to trigger that creativity.

Dope Shit x “Hot Tub Cinema”

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This looks like an incredible concept. I have got to experience this.

The Hot Tub Cinema concept combines relaxing hot tubs with good movies and cool places. You can book a hot tub together with your friends to bathe in while watching a movie! There are also individual tickets available to share a hot tub. The hot tubs are obviously cleaned, refilled and heated for every performance. The “jacuzzi cinema” appears in different places in London and other places in England, but the organizers have plans to tour in the near future internationally. The baths are located on roof terraces in central London giving you a bonus view of the beautiful city skyline