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December 2007

Happy new year!

Hello there,

I wish to every Neptunes Fan a very happy 2008 new year, year of N3RD… Let’s hope it will come out on time.

Teyana Taylor

‘Sup everyone? I Finally got my account working. This is just a short/quick post to test. i apologise in advance if there’s any mistakes 

Teyana Taylor

The new single from Teyana Taylor has finally leaked in full. Produced by & featuring Jazze Pha. Teyana has also recently been in Atlanta recording a new single with songwriter/producers The Clutch (Balewa Muhammad, Keri Hilson, Ezekiel Lewis, J. Que & Candice Nelson)

-> Teyana Taylor -Google Me Baby feat. (JazzePha)

Merry Christmas Everyone !

What’s Up People ! Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year To Everyone !
Here Is A Lil’ Present From Me To Y’all. I Hope Y’all Like It !
-> Vanessa Marquez – If You Keep On Askin’ (02’) (Neptunes) (MP3)

Allright, since i leaked the Vanessa Marquez record, Vanessa has put it on her myspace site saying it’s a “TO BE ANNOUNCED” record coming 2008 and it’s produced by J.R., well.. i was getting that record from the studio back in 2003 and they said it’s produced by Chad Hugo with J.R. on the vocals, It’s not even the final version but I don’t know why Vanessa Marquez gives credits to J.R.

Happy Holidays By Pharrell !
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Kenna Confrontmagazine Interview !

Speaking Of Music !

kenna.jpg“…I never took lessons; you know what I did is I just, I really…I tell this to people who ask, you know, if they want to sing but they don’t feel like they have a great voice—because I really even now have a pretty mediocre voice. I’m learning how to sing even now. But I studied everyone. I listened to every Sam Cooke record I could, every Marvin Gaye record, Stevie Wonder, and I listened to every Police album and every U2 record, every Talking Heads. Joshua Tree’ was the first album I ever really listened to, from front to back and it’s an album that represents a journey; you know? And it’s the journey of the search for truth. I’m a big ‘Op Art’ type of fan. I’m really into Basquiat and Warhol and the irony of that kind of art. First album ever purchased was U2’s the Joshua Tree and the last one was Kings Of Leon…”
(more…)

Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – What’s That Sound (VLS) (2000)

lord-tariq-peter-gunz.jpgWe finally got our hands on the Rare Vinyl of What’s That Sound by Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz thanks to DJ Ovadose aka O.D. for the Rip, but we still need that What’s That Sound (Remix) feat. Angie Martinez.

->What’s That Sound (VLS) (2000)

01 – What’s That Sound (Original Clean Mix)
02 – What’s That Sound (Original Xtra Clean Mix)
03 – What’s That Sound (Original Street Mix)
04 – What’s That Sound (N.Y.C. Clean Mix)
05 – What’s That Sound (N.Y.C. Street Mix)
06 – What’s That Sound (Instrumental)

*What’s That Sound feat. Angie Martinez (Remix)

Natasha Ramos & Ab Liva have been featured on the new Tangled Thoughts album called Philly 2 Cali !

-> Tangled Thoughts – Chedda Chasin’ feat. Ab Liva (MP3)

-> Tangled Thoughts – Take U Home feat. Natasha Ramos (MP3)

Here Is Sergio Veneno’s Neptunes collaboration ripped from the XBAR in NY for his upcoming album and his Mixtape “I Can Get It For You

Sergio Veneno @ XBAR
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-> Sergio Veneno – I Can Get It 4 U feat. Pharrell (Live @ XBAR) (MP3)

-> Sergio Veneno – I Can Get It For You Mixtape Vol 1 (2007)
(There Are No Neptunes Tracks On The Mixtape)

01 – Todo Latinos
02 – Q Lo Q
03 – Traffico feat. Noreaga
04 – Noche De Guerra
05 – Meneate
06 – Soy Un Gangsta feat. Noreaga
07 – Criminal
08 – La Hara
09 – Honry
10 – Te Johdiste
11 – The Movement
12 – Hablame De Ti
13 – Tranaslation
14 – D.R. 2 P.R.
15 – That’s It That’s Right Ma
16 – Hop On My Dirty feat. Fabolous
17 – Toma

9th Wonder Is Talking About Pharrell ! patrick-douthit.jpg

“…I’ve always been a fan of Pharrell, and I like Danjahandz a lot too. I like a lot of producers, because they don’t do what I do. I like them to do them. And I’ve found out through the grapevine and what DJ Toomp has said about me, and what other producers have said about me is that they like me to be me. If I listen to 9th I want 9th to do 9th, that’s why I listen to 9th. Right? “I don’t want 9th to do me, and I’m not going to do 9th.” Know what I’m saying?…”

“…I met Pharrell one time in Miami, and it was my first time ever meeting him. He didn’t know who I was, then I told him and he was like: “Man I love your stuff” “Like; I love it!” “I love your stuff!” And that meant a lot to me because I don’t have to appease anybody else, know what I’m saying. Especially a producer like Pharrell, he me loves me for me, and likewise. I wanna hear those electronic sounds, and him singing. I wanna hear that from Pharrell. I wanna hear him grow, because every producer has to grow, but I still want to hear him in that lane, know what I’m saying. That’s what I like…”
*sixshot.com

Lupe Talks About CRS On SOHH !

child-rebel-soldiers.jpg“…We had the one record, The US Placers record with Tom Yorke. We’re about, like, no songs deep. One song deep, a lot of ideas, a lot of conversations about how we want to roll out

and what we want it to look like, what we want it to feel like. So we’re in discussion right now but hopefully end of 08, we’ll have something proper…”

*sohh.com

According To hiphop.de, Clipse are already planning to drop their Re-Up Gang Album in march 2008.

*hiphop.de

Mary J. Blige’s Growning Pains azcentral.com Review !
“…most tracks find her looking to the distant past – not last week’s charts – for inspiration, from the ’80s keyboard hook that fuels first single Just Fine to the slinky Chic guitar and matching bass of the Pharrell-produced Till The Morning, easily the album’s most infectious track…”

*azcentral.com

Sean Garrett Plans Solo Debut !

sean-garrett.jpgSinger/Songwriter/Producer Sean “The Pen” Garrett will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut later next year via a deal with Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine’s Bet I Penned It Music. Akon, The Neptunes & Timbaland are among the big names confirmed to lend their productions.

“…The album is a combination of love songs, true-to-life songs and great radio hits. I’m giving people something they can party to as well as songs that makes them think about something they are going through. It’s going to be 11 or 12 songs people can completely relate to…”

Garrett, who’s written and produced for the likes of Beyonce, Nelly, Fergie, Gwen Stefani and R. Kelly, will be the first artist to release an album on Iovine’s new label.

Vanessa Marquez laist.com Interview !

“…I started recording when I was 13, I was just doing demos because I was too young to know what kind of sound I wanted. I did a lot of demos. Years later, I went out to New York and met an A&R guy who really liked one of my demos. It just so happened that he knew Pharrell Williams. He played Pharrell the demo and he loved it. The thing that really got me though was, Pharrell listened to my demo while working with Justin Timberlake who is one of my favorite artists ever. In high school I always told people, one day I am going to sing a song with him and it happened. After hearing my demo, Justin told Pharrell he wanted to have me on one of his songs. Not long after that I got signed to Arista as a joint venture with Star Trak which is Pharrell and Chad Hugo, The Neptunes’ label…”

“…Then I underwent my album, I did backup vocals with Bow Wow, Brian McKnight, Kanye West, Nelly, Omarion, Robin Thicke, Usher and of course Justin. I sang on “Rock Your Body” and “I’m Lovin’ It” (the McDonald’s campaign). I was with Star Trak for about four years. In my last year, Pharrell had this big idea to start a Latin Girl Group singing R&B and crossing over in Spanish Language. I thought it was a great idea but it just didn’t work out. When my contract was up, I had the option of staying on with Star Trak but I chose to leave. And now I am here. I get to do whatever I want. I’ve got some songs lining up here and I’m doing me. I’m writing everything, producing myself as well…”

“…Getting signed by two great and well known producers like The Neptunes that I think are amazing felt really good. I can still call them up, I can say I need a beat. But right now, I don’t think I am at that stage where I need that. Right now, I am just still trying to find out who I am as an artist on my own. Chad and I still talk a lot. Chad’s my homie! I want to work with a label who gets my vision, who sees my talent and sees what I can bring to the world with my music. That’s the ideal place for me, someone who sees what I am looking to do and gives me that release date for my album. I have been signed so I know how it works. I was signed and they thought they knew what they wanted to do with me but years went by and it didn’t happen. Music changes quickly so does the business…”

*Full Interview

Child Rebel Soldiers – Us Placers (Video) By Vashtie
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Please Note this is not a Official Video

Pharrell is in the XXL Magazine for #2 most hated collabo for Twista’s “Give It Up

Robin Thicke Show’s Up on 2007’s top songs listed by Billboard.
Top R&B/Hiphop Song “Billboard 200 & Hot 100
1. Beyonce 11 charted titles
2. Robin Thicke 3 charted titles
3. Jay Z 12 charted titles

Eve’s rwdmag.com Interview !

“…I honestly feel like this is the best album I have ever done. I got the chance to take a long break away from doing music and coming back into it excites me. If my album was a man, I’d marry it. It’s perfect (laughs). I have Sean Paul and Sizzla on the album to mix in a little bit of reggae because I’ve been influenced by reggae since I was 11. Producer-wise I have Timbaland, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz, who’s my brother. The album also features T. I., Robin Thicke and Mary J. Blige…”

Talking About Robin Thicke !

“…I’ve actually known Robin for a long time. The track that he’s on is called Fantasy. It’s a very sexy track. The guy that did the track, Rich Skillz, is one of Robin’s best friends. When we went in the studio, I told him I needed a male singer on the record. He suggested Robin and I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’ It’s a very grown-up record…”
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-> Eve – Fantasy feat. Robin Thicke (Live @ MTV) (Video)

Fam-Lay AllHipHop.com & Sixshot.com Interviews !

Talking About “Dat Missle” !

“…There were songs that people were still asking about, so I kept a few from the old album. Some of them we couldn’t get rid of. Like “No Time 4 No’s“, was on the first album. I run into a lot of people on the streets like yo whatever happened to “Ambulance?” There were certain records like that that I just couldn’t get rid of. And if I felt like that about them then I kept them for this album to really make it complete. For production I got The Neptunes of course. DJ Toomp. We got Shorty Red. One of the features I’m most excited about is the one with Jadakiss, “Mr. Treat Your Nose.” I got B.G. on a song and David Banner on a song called “Ten Toes Down” and Three Six Mafia…”

Talking About Meeting Pharrell & Star Trak Camp !

“…Pharrell’s brother and I used to stay in the same neighborhood. So it wasn’t like someone introduced me to him. Pharrell used to come out there to see his family, me and him used to hang out. He was talking about music back then. He was the only one who really talked about music. Like I said if you told people you want to rap they’d be like ‘Are you crazy man?’ You can spend the money on the keyboard; I’m going to get the Jordans. But now trying to rap makes a lot more sense…”

Talking About “Da Beeper Record” !

“…I was flying to L.A. to record with Three Six Mafia and my album was done. That was the last record we recorded. And nobody heard the finished version but me. Pharrell hadn’t heard it. So Pharrell’s assistant played it in the studio while I was gone and everybody went crazy. And you gotta go with what the bosses want. But I like the record I didn’t think of it as the first single but I like the record. Hype Williams did it. It came out great. The first one we shot in Virginia and it didn’t really come out right. It just didn’t feel right. It’s wild how things work out because we worked with Hype on the second joint in Miami. Three full days of shooting and the last day Hype was like let’s get some shots in Virginia so we came back home and got the last ones. So I got Hype Williams to do the video and we got to film back home in Virginia…”
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allhiphop.com

*sixshot.com

Pharrell Williams & Pharrell Rohff In The Studio (2003) !

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-> Pharrell Rohff – Where’s Yours At feat. Pharrell (03′) (MP3)

We Rule The World (T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S) New Single !

The Hives have announced details of their next single We Rule The World (T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S) (Produced By Pharrell) which comes out February 25 2008. The track will come backed by remixes by Matt Helder from Arctic Monkeys and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Swedish rockers The Hives are also inviting fans to get involved and have a go at designing the single’s artwork. Entries must be submitted by 21st January. Keep it (mostly) Black and White. Submissions Should Work To A Square Format, Be Delivered At 300DPI, To thehivescoverart@googlemail.com

-> The Hives – We Rule The World (T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.) (MP3)

Here is some Info about the new Star Trak Artist Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor (17), was born and raised in Harlem NYC. At the age 4, was the 1st time she picked up a microphone in front of a crowd and performed. Due to the crowd’s reaction she realized she wanted to be a singer/entertainer. Soon Teyana was enrolled in many different talent competitions such as the world famous Apollo Theater, National All-Stars Talent Search. This musical seed was planted by strong influences such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill. As years go pass Teyana has learned to cultivate her talents to form her own original style. Her focus is to be the next young lady since Lauryn Hill to shift the game in a whole new direction for others to follow.

With The Movement that she has created with her Skater Crew “Team Nerd”, they have broadened the horizons of young teens in Harlem USA. They made it cool to skateboard in the ‘hood’, to be an outcast, to be different, and to be confident in being yourself. Within this past summer Teyana has innovated the “Chicken Noodle Soup” dance, assisted with the choreography for Beyonce’s Ring The Alarm Video and VMA 2006 performance, appeared on BET’s Black Carpet. She then performed for Pharell Williams, Doug Morris (president of Universal Music Group), and Jimmy Iovine (Interscope) where she landed a recording deal with Star Trak/Interscope.
*myspace.com/teyanataylorfansite
*myspace.com/rockstarteyana

-> Teyana Taylor – Google Me (JazzePha) (MP3)

-> Teyana Taylor – Traffic Stop (MP3)

Old Timbaland/Neptunes Interview From 2004 !

“…In the early 90’s, Williams and Hugo started a hip-hop group with Magoo & DJ Timmy Tim, later known as Timbaland, but they disbanded before recording anything. Tim was sick back then, He was doing Anita Baker and Michael Jackson loops…”

“…The Neptunes were a band then, have you seen that movie ‘School of Rock’? That was us, except we played jazz standards like Herbie Hancock’s ‘Watermelon Man. Chad was the DJ, the keyboard player and the saxophone player all at once. It was like R&B meets Techno/New Wave/Hip-Hop. It sounds the way they sound now. Pharrell went in Studio with Riley and freestyled for him for like an hour, and then he wrote Teddy’s verse on ‘Rump Shaker…”

“…They tried their hand at making ”Spacey, Psychedelic R&B” but soon gravitated to Hip-Hop, where there was more popular interest. We were trying to blend Hip-Hop with Rock, but we didn’t know how to play guitars, so we made that sound on the keyboard, I want my live records to sound like they’re programmed and my programmed records to sound like they’re live…”

“…The Neptunes & Timbaland are not the answer to everything at all. Some people treat us like that, and that’s wrong. They’re just going off of the charts, not the music. We’re not Michael Jordan, and we don’t think we are. We still look at ourselves as rookies trying to get drafted. I love everything Pharrell does. Timbaland’s Philosophy. “…My thing is Who sold the most records? That’s my friendly competition…” “No way” Says Pharrell “That’s cancerous to my spirit. Knowing how many times a song got played on the radio? No. I’d much rather be in the studio, listening to a Burt Bacharach record, listening to chord progressions, studying them and teaching myself to go somewhere else…”

“…I want to pull energy from other worlds into my music. Life, love, science, religion, history, that’s what I want to pull into my music. I don’t know how Tim thinks about sales and then goes and makes a beat. That ain’t my world. Tim’s a genius, though. Pharrell and Tim were talking about these people in the Top 10. Pharrell would say, ‘No, that record is whack,’ and Tim would say: ‘Yeah, but it’s selling. They did it…”
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Full Interview !

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