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August 2008

Beyoncé Teams Up With The Neptunes On New Album

On top of the hint that was placed by her group mate Kelly Rowland about next year’s possible reunion of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has been working on her upcoming third solo effort. She is reportedly working with rapper Kanye West in the album, which is allegedly scheduled to drop with title “Virtuoso Intellect“. Beyoncé has also reportedly included producers Rodney Jerkins, The Neptunes, and The-Dream in a list of her possible collaborators for the album.

Furthermore, her upcoming album is believed to include her song entitled “Beautiful Nightmare” as one of the U.S. Bonus Tracks. The single is supposedly scheduled for release on iTunes on September 12 but has been leaked months before. Beyoncé’s next album is reportedly scheduled for an international full release on November 11 while the domestic edition is set to drop a week later on November 18. Elsewhere, Beyoncé has another project of recording an anthem called “Just Stand Up“. She is going to team up with a dozen of the world’s most accomplished female recording artists, such as Rihanna and Mariah Carey to support a cancer campaign. The single will be available for digital download on September 2.
*bluri.com

N¤E¤R¤D’s Fall Tour Dates

N¤E¤R¤D’s Fall Tour Dates Incl. Seeing The Invincible Sounds Of Summer Tour

August

August 27th – Pepsi 500 Event – Los Angeles, CA
 

September

September 9th – Verizon Wireless – Houston TX
September 10th – H.O.B. Dallas, TX
September 12th – Fete de l’Humanite – Paris, France
September 13th – Marquee – Phoenix, AZ
September 14th – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
September 15th – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
September 16th – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
September 18th – Showbox – Seattle, WA
September 20th – Berkley Comm College – Berkley, CA
September 21st – H.O.B. – Las Vegas, NV
September 23rd – Filmore – Denver, CO
September 25th – Rave Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
September 26th – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
September 27th – Foundation – Chicago, IL
September 28th – Filmore – Detroit, MI
September 29th – Kool Haus, The Sound Academy – Toronto
September 30th – Montreal

October

October 1st – Orpheum – Boston, MA
October 2nd – Factory – Philadelphia, PA
October 3rd – NC State University – Raleigh, NC
October 4th – Roseland – New York, NY
October 5th – Roseland – New York, NY
October 6th – Rams Head – Baltimore, MD
October 9th – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
October 10th – Filmore – Miami, FL

The Fader Fam-Lay Article

Each Tuesday, FADER editor Matthew Schnipper highlights an underappreciated recent release he thinks we need to know about. This week it’s Fam-Lay “Da Beeper Record” 12-inch. I saw the cutest baby on the subway today. She was in a stroller and she was so little. She was sleeping but would half wake up intermittently, mostly with her eyes still closed, and paw around at her face and tiny blanket. Then she yawned and her mouth moved in a circle. The palms of her hands were pink. She had a lot of hair. She could not have been more than a few weeks old. She was chilling. A while ago, my friend Jessica asked me why everything makes me bummed. It’s a good question. That baby was one hundred percent cool though.

I bet Fam-Lay gets bummed out by everything all the time. Like especially the fact that no one cares about his music even though it’s good. There used to be dozens of copies of the “Rock N Roll” 12-inch at this one store, all a dime apiece. I bought three or four and gave them away. But “Da Beeper Record,” I never saw that until I went to Amoeba in San Francisco a few years ago and they had piles of them for three dollars each. “Catch me on the night shift like the Commodores/ If you about to bullshit what you’d call me for?” My grama is like that, she hates the phone. She is like Fam-Lay, they both work hard and don’t get a lot of recognition, except from their close family (me and Pharrell, respectively).

Sinden made a song out of “Beeper” and then Kid Sister rapped over it. I wonder if he heard that. My grama tutors young immigrant kids. I wonder if she sees them when they get old. I wonder if they ever look at cute babies. My grama has a really small dog named Yasmine. Does Fam-Lay have a cute baby? Or did he keep a copy of the note Pharrell wrote when he promised to make him famous? My grama has a cool Turkish accent. Fam-Lay sounds southern. Fam-Lay sounds like family, my grama is my family. This is bumming me out. Do you think cute babies like rap music? If I was a baby would I be cute? Was I a cute baby? Was Fam-Lay? Was my grama? This is bumming me out. Thanks to Alkashi.
*thefader.com

Solange – Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams (2008)

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Solange – Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams (2008)
01 – God Given Name (Soulshock & Karlin)
02 – T.O.N.Y. (Jack Splash)
03 – Dancing In The Dark (Mr. Familiar)
04 – Would’ve Been The One (Jack Splash)
05 – Sandcastle Disco (Soulshock & Karlin)
06 – I Decided (Neptunes)
07 – Valentine’s Day (Bama Boyz)
08 – 6 O’ Clock Blues (Mark Ronson)
09 – Ode To Marvin (Jack Splash)
10 – I Told You So (Shea Taylor)
11 – Cosmic Journey feat. Bilal (Soulshock & Karlin)
12 – This Bird (S. Knowles)
13 – I Decided Part II (Freemasons)
14 – ChampagneChronikNight (Bama Boyz) (UK Bonus)

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Pharrell Loves Duffy, Common And Wombats

plain-backdrop-1.jpgPharrell spoke exclusively to MTV News… When we asked the pop lothario if he was listening to any UK artists during his European tour we got a surprising response “I really like what Duffy does she’s dope…(and) the group called The Wombats? Yeah crazy, their single is crazy. Sick. It’s called Moving To New York.” P also told us that Common’s forthcoming album Invincible Summer is ‘dumb’ which means ‘sick’ which means really good “man his album is dumb, I did a bunch of records for it, I did like nine records.” Pharrell, pictured above our very own VJ Rickie, told us “with Announcement I wanted to make some kind of 1994, 95 feeling, but we’re going to see”.
*mtv.com

Vishal & Shekhar Working With The Neptunes?

vishal-shekhar.jpgBollywood’s super producer duo Vishal & Shekhar have mass produced soundtracks for blockbusters such as Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Hasseno and Salaam Namaste. While in NYC for the Unforgettable Tour they sat down with The Corner’s Jay Gatzby to chop it up. When asked if any US mainstream collaborations were in the near future, they responded with names of Timbaland and Pharrell. Both Timbaland and Pharrell have a history of using South Asian riffs, samples and hooks to mix into their well known hits.  Will one of Bollywood’s most powerful producing duo change the face and sound of Bollywood Music as we know it?  Keep it locked to find out and stay tuned for an exclusive video interview with Vishal & Shekhar with The Corner Radio Show’s Jay Gatzby.
*desihits.com

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