Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has teamed with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” which also features the artist as the voice of new character, Moto Moto, in the DreamWorks Animation movie.
The rapper wrote four original songs (and the instrumental score) for the soundtrack, which is due for release on Election Day (Nov. 4) in the physical and digital marketplace. The movie opens nationwide on Friday, Nov. 7.
The soundtrack for “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” will contain 17 tracks, including the four new songs co-written by will.i.am and Zimmer, and performed by will.i.am: “The Traveling Song,” “Big and Chunky,” “She Loves Me,” and “Best Friends.” Will.i.am. also performs his own new version of Reel 2 Real’s 1993 dance classic “I Like To Move It” (which Sacha Baron Cohen originally performed on the first Madagascar soundtrack in 2005).
The album will also include a number of instrumental themes written by Zimmer and will.i.am for the movie: “Once Upon A Time In Africa,” “Party! Party! Party!,” “Volcano,” “Rescue Me,” “Foofie,” and “Monochromatic Friends.”