Check Out will.i.am’s Cool New Single, Inspired by Prabhudeva. (Yes, Really!)

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We’ve heard of Indian musicians taking inspiration from the West (remember thisthis and this), but it is a bit unusual to see a mainstream American performer recreate a classic Indian song. But that’s exactly what happened a few days ago when rapper will.i.am (formerly of The Black Eyed Peas) recreated AR Rahman’s cult ‘Urvashi, Urvashi’ number (with permission, of course). We’re totally loving the beats in ‘It’s My Birthday’, which also features recording artist Cody Wise. Takes us right back to our childhood, when Prabhudeva gyrating to this peppy number was a party favourite.

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What do you think of the song? Do you think will.i.am has done justice to it?

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