He's an alumnus of Black Eyed Peas. His mother is Filipina. His father is African-American. He's from the Philippines and currently resides mostly there and is involved in films, tv, and music in the Philippines.
When they think half-pinoy luminaries they mention Bruno Mars and Jessica Sanchez, but so often they forget to mention Apl.de.Ap. Shows you his modest nature. And perhaps because he actually speaks tagalog and other Filipino dialects.
A true Pinoy.