Stop #2 on the UltrabookTM Project tour was Mexico City, Mexico. The team chose Mexico City because of its rich culture.
In Mexico City, will.i.am was out to discover the threads that connect his East L.A. roots with the capital city. Given its large Hispanic population and the popularity of urban street art, East LA has a vibe similar to Mexico City.
Mexico City Through Images
Tenochtitlan Glyph - Initially named Mexico-Tenochtitlan, founded on June 8, 1325.
Clouds over pyramids, circa 15th Century, Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan, Mexico City, Mexico
Xochimilco - tourist garden Tenochtitlán
Boom Town: Mexico City's population more than doubled between 1930 and 1950.
Mexico City has one of the world's longest avenues, Avenida Insurgents.
Part travelogue and part insiders’ guide, the Ultrabook™Project is a musical journey and a global cultural experience through eyes and ears of hip hop music legend will.i.am.
In 2012, will.i.am began traveling to various cities throughout the world armed with an Ultrabook, exploring, documenting, collaborating with local artists, and ultimately creating original pieces of music inspired by each of the cities he visits.will.i.am has already traveled to Tokyo, Mexico City and Seoul.
The Ultrabook Project site gives you a free music download of each city’s newly created song, lets you read articles about will.i.am’s travels, and you can learn more about the power of creating with an Ultrabook. Also check out the interactive timeline where you can comment and share the Ultrabook Project with your Facebook friends.