Longtime member of electronic music trio Major Lazer, Jillionaire, has moved on from the group. Ape Drums, who’s real name is Eric Alberto-Lopez and is a Texas native, has replaced him. Walshy Fire and Diplo will remain in the group.
Jillionaire, real name Christopher Leacock, left so he could focus on his own endeavors. This news comes just before Major Lazer release their final album, Music is the Weapon. Furthermore, the trio released a music video for “Watch Out For This” earlier this year.
Diplo says that Ape Drums joining Major Lazer “is like John Mayer joining the Grateful Dead.”
It will be interesting to see the unique music that the trio releases hereafter.