Will.I.Am Uses Eazy-E To Disrespect The Legacy Of Tupac And Biggie! In a new interview with rapper Skillz on the Hip-Hop Confessions podcast, the Black Eyed Peas frontman spoke about some of his favorite rap artists and revealed he doesn’t like when people hail Biggie Smalls (aka the Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur as the genre’s inarguable best. “I’m gonna say something… I don’t want to say it in a disrespectful way,” Will.i.am, 47, told the host. “When people say Tupac and Biggie, I’m such [an] A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul head that I don’t like Tupac and Biggie.” “That kind of music doesn’t speak to my spirit,” he continued. “I like Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One; if it’s like, ‘Tupac or Biggie?,’ I’m like, ‘KRS-One.’ Why those two?”