Pharrell Williams angrily defended Snoop Dogg at Monday’s (25Feb08’) Hip Hop Summit Action Awards, blasting critics of his marijuana use. Snoop Dogg was caught in possession of the drug in New York last week (20Feb08′) and was only recently allowed back into the U.K. after a ban from entering the country because of his drug use. But at the ceremony to honour the star, Pharrell asked Snoop’s detractors to consider the charity work he does, particularly helping kids from underprivileged backgrounds.
“People criticise Snoop. Why on earth would we condemn him for that? The next time they start attacking a legend, even if it’s because he smokes, I say, ‘So what? Willie Nelson smokes a lot of pot, and people only talk about the good he does.’ “When they come down on Snoop, remind everyone about all the positive things he does.” Said Pharrell. Snoop himself torpedoing Pharrell’s good intentions by making a rolling papers joke before claiming to be mentoring 2,500 kids by proxy in his after-school football program, because the pimp-turned-televised family man is for the children.
Here are the official dates on the Chester French SXSW Showcase at Volume. Those of you who sprang for a SXSW badge or wristband get in for FREE. There will also be a limited number of tickets available for sale to everyone else. For how much? We don’t know yet, but prolly between $5 and $10. We also want to set up a show outside of this one Perez Hilton & Facebook, but no info on that just yet.
Chester French are playing at the Facebook Party On March 10th, continuing at the Volume Show on the 12th and at the Perez Hilton Party on the 15th including 1 or 2 other Surprise Shows at the festival as well.
Chester French Showcase “March 12th”
@ Volume (614 E. 6th Street)
10:00 PM, 21+
01 – Google Me (Main) (3:16)
02 – Google Me (Instrumental) (3:16)
03 – Google Me (Acapella) (2:59)
04 – Traffic Stop (Main) (3:05)
05 – Traffic Stop (Instrumental) (3:04)
06 – Traffic Stop (Acapella) (2:47)
Madonna’s upcoming album, Hard Candy, is hitting shelves on April 29 and will “kick your ass,” according to a statement from Madge through her rep, Entertainment Weekly reports. The album, is “about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness, or as Madonna so eloquently expressed, ‘I’m gonna kick your ass, but it’s going to make you feel good,”.
The hotly anticipated release, which features production by Timbaland, Nate “Danja” Hills and The Neptunes who produced several tracks including ‘Give It To Me’. “Hard Candy” is Madonna’s eleventh studio album, and is the follow-up to 2005’s “Confessions On A Dance Floor.”
Madonna – Hard Candy (2008)
– Let Me Do It feat. Pharrell
– Still Doin’ It
– The Beat Goes On feat. Kanye West
– The Beat Goes On feat. Pharrell (1st Version)
– Give It To Me
According To ITunes Ego Trippin’s Tracklist, the second Neptunes track “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now feat. Nelly & Charlie Wilson” got cut of the album. However, the other Neptunes track “Sets Up” remains on the album . Thanks To Blahh ! Pre Order “Ego Trippin” on iTunes Now !
Zune has teamed with the artist Kenna to produce a black 4GB custom Zune Media Player featuring an original piece of art designed by Kenna and Jeff McMillan called “The Translator.” The artwork is engraved on the back of the player and the devices are numbered and limited to 200 pieces. The custom player is also loaded with the “Say Goodbye To Love” video (directed by Hype Williams), and Kenna’s full album “Make Sure They See My Face.” The Zune vision incorporates community and relationships allowing us to share the things we love.
Music is one of the things we love. The promotion marks the beginning of several exciting initiatives that Kenna and Zune are building together to roll out during the coming months. Participating stations are KUBE Seattle, KXJM Portland, KPTY Houston, KYLD San Francisco, KBMB Sacramento, KBDS Bakersfield, KZON Phoenix, XHTZ San Diego, KSEQ Fresno, and KCAQ Oxnard. For more on Kenna, visit the Zune Social !
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