Will.I.Am curated an event that incorporated both pop art and pop music called Worlds on Fire: Grammy-Nominated Artists Exhibition to kick off Grammy Week. The art exhibit portion featured portraits of the 2009 Grammy nominees as created by pop-surrealism artists. The exhibit took place in the Pacific Electric Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles.
All the artworks were up for auctions with the proceeds donated to the Pea Pod Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Will.I.Am that focuses on giving youth access to multi-media production tools for video, dance, music and art.
For the show, Mr Brainwash created a portrait of Jay-Z with broken vinyls shards.