R&B singer Kevin McCall just released a bunch of new tunes including a Chad Hugo collaboration titled ‘Rocketship Emoji’. Most of y’all would recognize that beat from the old Alicia Keys demo from 2007 from her third studio album ‘As I Am’ which didn’t make the final cut, instead Lupe Fiasco got the beat with the finished vocals by Alicia and released it back in 2009, and now check out the finished version by Kevin McCall below.
Pharrell Williams is coming for Kanye’s Yeezy Boost sales with his new collection for Adidas Originals this spring. The collab, titled Pink Beach, is inspired by the magic of island culture. And one look at the campaign images will reveal just how strong Pharrell’s creative vision can be. A limited-edition collection launches on May 5th with a Consortium+ range of vibrant, graphic-heavy items, like an olive green shirt and short set.
An embroidered sport jacket will also be available that day and will include the code “528HZ” written across the back — a frequency believed to create healing vibrations for the mind, body, and spirit. The range will expand on May 12th with a complete wardrobe for adults and kids. Expect plenty of bikinis, tanks, tees, culottes, shorts, and leggings. There will even be what Adidas is calling an “Artist Poncho” fashioned from water-resistant laminated mesh emblazoned with the iconic adidas three-stripe motif.
But an Adidas collaboration is nothing without the sneakers. Pharrell designed two distinct pairs for Pink Beach, an Elastic Slip On and an Elastic Lace Up that come in a crisp white and a multicolored stripe option. If this is anything like Pharrell’s last collection with Adidas, then it’s sure to be a success. In 2015, the brand announced that it had sold 15 million pairs of the rapper’s Supercolor Adidas — the brand’s original Superstar sneakers re-created in 50 vibrant shades. You’ll be able to buy Pink Beach items at Adidas Originals and Billionaire Boys Club’s flagship stores, online, and in select retailers globally.
Pharrell Williams presented Gwen with the Radio Disney Hero Award, and he couldn’t resist giving Shefani a shoutout while gushing about Gwen’s good works. According to Us Weekly, Pharrell mentioned Blake during his award presentation speech. The “Happy” singer commended Gwen for her kindness and generosity, and he said that he knows Blake is also a big fan of Gwen’s big heart. “I’m proud to be here tonight to present the 2016 RD Hero Award to not only someone I work with, recorded with, who I know, and what my brother, Blake Shelton, knows, truly has a heart of gold,” Pharrell said.
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In the latest OTHERtone episode, Pharrell and Scott Vener pay homage to Prince dedicating a One Hour Mix to the legend who just passed away, check it out below.
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A very sad day for muzika, the world is still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-platinum-selling music legend who transcended genres as he brought the MTV generation into new realms of creativity. “There will be many kings, queens, and princesses, but there will never be another Prince.” – Pharrell. Resting in Peace and Joy for all Eternity 1958-2016. You can find my favourite tracks of Prince tunes below.
Prince – Let’s Work (Extended Mix) (81′)
Prince – How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore (82′)
Prince – Tamborine (85′)
Prince – Kiss (Extended Version) (86′)
Prince – Scarlett Pussy (88′)
Prince – Gett Off (91′)
Prince – Sexy Mother Fucker (92′)
Prince – The Greatest Romance Ever Sold feat. Pharrell & Q-Tip (The Neptunes Remix) (99′)
Prince – The Greatest Romance Ever Sold feat. Eve (01′)
Prince – Musicology (04′)
Prince – Lolita (06′)
Prince – Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful (09′)
Prince – Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone feat. feat. Ledisi (13′)
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – Funk N’ Roll (14′)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You feat. Prince & Stevie Wonder (DJ Freakiii Edit) (15′)
Pharrell Williams, Daniel Arsham & Jonah Bokaer
How a Grammy-winning musician, a top choreographer and an esteemed scenic designer are making the ultimate power play in collaborating on ‘Rules Of The Game,’ a groundbreaking production that will debut at Dallas’ SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in May. It’s a Saturday in late winter, and Bokaer, a celebrated modern dancer and choreographer, is seated at a nondescript table in an airy workspace in Long Island City, Queens.
This was once a gallery home for dealer Jeffrey Deitch—artist Matthew Barney apparently does Matthew Barney things next door—and now it’s the studio of visual artist and scenic designer Daniel Arsham, Bokaer’s friend and frequent collaborator. Late-afternoon sun pours through a string of skylights. A small documentary crew huddles over a shot. And at another table, taking a break and eating a quick fast-food lunch, sits Bokaer’s and Arsham’s co-conspirator: Pharrell Williams.
At first glance, they seem an unlikely team: Bokaer, the eccentric dance visionary with Guggenheim and Ford Foundation grants; Arsham, the imaginative Miami-raised artist stretching boundaries of sculpture and design; and Williams, the Grammy-winning producer and singer perhaps best known for his ebullient anthem “Happy” and his role as a talent judge on NBC’s music reality show The Voice. But Williams, 43, and Arsham, 36, have known each other for a decade—not long ago, for an exhibition, Arsham made an astonishing replica of Williams’ childhood Casio keyboard from volcanic ash—and Arsham and Bokaer, 34, have been friends for nearly the same amount of time, having met as wunderkinds in the company of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham.
As a coach on The Voice, Pharrell Williams is always on the lookout for the latest hot talent. But, at Monday’s taping of the singing competition, he couldn’t help but gush about music’s biggest headline: Beyonce’s new album, Lemonade. “She’s an artist and she’s expressed herself and I think it’s a beautiful piece of work,” Williams told ET’s Sophie Schillaci. “I think the theme, the overarching theme of forgiveness is just such a beautiful message and we need that in the world right now. We need it.”
The dramatic album, which debuted alongside an accompanying short film on HBO over the weekend, features intense themes of race, feminism, adultery and self-discovery. For Williams, Beyonce’s bravery in exploring such deeply personal topics is what makes the album as a whole so compelling. “I think what she’s done that is rare to mainstream media is [that] she took a singer-songwriter approach to her lyrics,” he explained. “There’s no fluff…
Pharrell Williams will take the stage at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30th to present his longtime friend and The Voice co-star with the “Hero” award, ET has exclusively learned. Pharrell will share personal stories and anecdotes about Gwen as she’s recognized for the positive impact she’s had on fans, serving as a role model and inspiring others to do good.
The Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 30, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Flo Rida and DNCE among the acts slated to perform. The show will air on Disney Channel on Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Past recipients of the Hero Award have included Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
“He’s literally like an angel,” Gwen previously told ET, gushing about Pharrell during an interview last summer. “He’ll, like, sit here [pointing to her shoulder] and I’ll be like, ‘Really? You just said that right now?’ It’s so incredible to be around him. I love him.” The feeling is certainly mutual! Pharrell — who worked with Gwen on her 2005 hit “Hollaback Girl,” among many other collaborations over the years — couldn’t help gushing over Gwen while speaking with ET in November. “Gwen is in the most free place that I feel like she’s ever been since I’ve known her as a human being,” he dished. “Not just creatively, but as a human being. She’s floating right now.”
The Voice coaches know talent when they hear it, and all four superstars on the season 10 panel — Pharrell, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — were huge fans of pop icon Prince, who was found dead Thursday (April 21) at his Minnesota home. Also on Thursday, the Voice coaches gathered in Hollywood for a karaoke charity event benefiting Children’s Hospital L.A. When Billboard caught up with the quartet on the red carpet outside Hyde Sunset, we had to ask about the day’s tragic news.
“His death represents a big hole in the ether right now, especially the musical ether,” Pharrell said. “But his music, his message, his movement — it was just super powerful. His physical presence will definitely be missed. The essence of him survives along with the body of his work, the memories we all have of him, and the incredible impact and impression that he’s made with his songs.” Levine has been a vocal Prince fan for years, even getting to spend time with the often-elusive superstar and covering his “Purple Rain” at Howard Stern’s birthday concert last year.
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