Don’t miss the new #OTHERtone Episode with Kid CuDi this Sunday where he talks about working for his dream job at the BAPE store, family issues, drug use, and more.
By Adelle Platon. VH1 Hip Hop Honors is rolling out the red carpet for female trailblazers and pioneers in hip-hop for a star-studded ceremony in New York later this month. The tribute for honoree Missy Elliott will be no exception as her closest collaborators Pharrell, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Trina, Tweet, Keyshia Cole, Raven Symone, Fantasia and Hip Hop Honors host Eve will pay homage to Misdemeanor, according to the network.
Following its six-year hiatus, VH1 Hip Hop Honors will honor Elliott alongside Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim and Salt-N-Pepa at New York’s David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The Virginia multi-hyphenate recently racked up 42 million views on YouTube with her Pharrell-assisted jam “WTF (Where They From),” released last November. The track also hit the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart upon its debut. Past honorees include Tupac Shakur, Russell Simmons and Public Enemy, among others.
Thanks to Amy.
Frank Ocean – Sweet Life feat. Pharrell (DJ Freakiii Mix) (12′)
Here is the Official Video to Cassius’ new single ‘The Missing’ produced by Pharrell featuring Ryan Tedder, Jaw and Pharrell, get it now on iTunes.
Yoobi, a creative supplies and stationery company, today officially unveils their exclusive back-to-school collection with Pharrell Williams‘ creative collective, i am OTHER, as it rolls out across Target stores nationwide. In keeping with Yoobi’s core mission, amazing products with an awesome cause, for every Yoobi x i am OTHER item purchased, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need, in the U.S.
The Yoobi x i am OTHER partnership is a naturally synergistic collaboration considering both brands’ strong belief in changing the world one kid at a time by providing them with the resources they need to be successful. Yoobi x i am OTHER embodies a positive message about self-acceptance, individuality and motivation to meet one’s potential while giving back to those less fortunate.
Pharrell Williams described the purpose behind the collection, “Being OTHER is knowing that that which makes you different is what makes you special, and that when unique individuals come together, collectively there’s a lot of power in that. The goal of this Yoobi x i am OTHER collection is to inspire kids and give them the confidence to celebrate their uniqueness. We also want to inspire kids to take care of others and give back to their communities.
On July 2nd, Rihanna and Drake were snapped partying with each other in London, and Zues Sherlock, co-founder and partner of Tape London, shared a photo of Rihanna visiting the venue’s studio, while hinting that Drake and Pharrell was there, too. “riri showing our engineer Chani some love,” he says. “it’s all about the music ♥️ thank you @champagnepapi @Pharrell for [a] wonderful night.” Stay tuned for more information.
By Jesus Trivino. We’re calling it: the Latin song of the summer is J Balvin’s “Safari” — it’s sexy, it’s now, it’s a certified banger. But the Colombian gato didn’t do it alone. He got served a huge assist by mega-producer Pharrell and a certain scene-stealer named BIA AKA the Perico Princess. In less than 16 bars, the Puerto Rican and Italian reps for the ladies in a way only the best female MCs have done in the past (think Lil Kim, M.I.A.). Take a listen to her debut mixtape, #CHOLASEASON, her latest single “Gucci Coming Home” and you’ll further realize her depth as an artist and as a Latina. The future is now and her name is BIA.
Congrats all the good buzz you’re getting off the “Safari” guest spot and, of course, your “Gucci Coming Home” joint. I’m not big on Gucci but you had me singing the chorus like crazy. Why compose a song inspired by Gucci Mane?
That’s crazy [laughs]. I’m just a big Gucci fan. When I first started rapping Gucci was a super big influence in my music and some of the beats are playing homage and bigging up a rapper I was a fan of.
In an interview with Obsev, Garrix was asked about his dream pop collaborator. Before the interviewer had a chance to finish her question, he replied instantly with, “Pharrell, I’d love to work with Pharrell.” Despite having a line of contact between them, he said, they have not begun work together. “Maybe one day.” Martijn Gerard Garritsen, better known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and musician. He is currently ranked number 3 on DJ Mag. He founded and owns the record label STMPD RCRDS.
Cassius releases second single off new album ‘Ibifornia’ produced by Pharrell. When the French duo released their first single ‘Go Up’ featuring Pharrell and Cat Power at the beginning of the year, they’ve also streamed their follow up single titled ‘The Missing’ that also features Pharrell on some vocals with Ryan Tedder and Jaw, you pretty much could tell that’s definitely produced by Pharrell, but we needed the credits, well thanks to Amy (@angelAmyV), it is indeed produced by Pharrell and will be released soon as Cassius’ new single, peep the tune below and make sure to Pre-Order it on iTunes, Ibifornia is due August 26th.
Cassius – The Missing feat. Pharrell, Ryan Tedder & Jaw (16′)
Cassius – Go Up feat. Pharrell & Cat Power (16′)
Corinne Bailey Rae has revealed she has met with Pharrell Williams and the pair are hoping to get together to work on music. The ‘Put Your Records On‘ hitmaker has already worked on a “separate” musical project with the ‘Happy‘ hitmaker and now she’s revealed they both met up at the beginning of the year to discuss further plans to make some tunes together. Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: “I love Pharrell. We’ve worked together before and that’s a separate project. But we’d like to work with each other again.
I saw him again in February and we talked about it.” The pair will be reunited when they support Stevie Wonder at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 10, and will no doubt catch up to discuss finally getting together when their schedules align. The 37-year-old soul singer is extremely inspired by the superstar rapper, 43, and says he’s “really charming” and a “prolific” musician. Talking about how much he’s influenced her, she said: “Yeah I just love Pharrell I love his voice and he’s really charming. I love the beats that he makes and how prolific he is. He’s incredible.”
By Brittany Spanos. Go Behind The Scenes With Pharrell, Elmo on ‘Sesame Street‘. On a recent episode of Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams sang a song dedicated to the power of reading with Cookie Monster and Elmo. While filming the special episode, the co-stars spoke with Rolling Stone about the song and their budding friendship while offering an exclusive peek at the making of the scene.
“This is a dream come true,” Williams says while recalling his experience of watching Sesame Street as a kid. “We’re very happy he’s here. We’re very grateful,” Elmo adds. Their collaboration, “B Is For Book,” features music written by Questlove, who also produced the track. “Elmo’s trying to work on his Questlove hair,” the Muppet admits with a giggle after Williams brings up their behind-the-scenes collaborator.
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