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August 2008

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

Pharrell At #6 On 2008 Forbes Richest Hip Hop Artists

 1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
 2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
 3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
 4. Kanye West: $30 million
 5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
 6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
 7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
 8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
 9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
*forbes.com

Missy Elliott’s “Block Party” Pushed Back Again

missy-elliott.jpgThe release date of Missy Elliott’s seventh studio album, Block Party, has been pushed back. According to Rap-Up, the album’s was pushed back because the rapper is still recording. “Block Party”, which was scheduled for release in September release, is now slated for a November release.
Missy Elliott – Block Party (2008) (November)
Producers & Guests:
Souldiggaz, Danjahandz, The Neptunes, T-Pain, Pointguard, Timbaland…
– Untitled
*sixshot.com

Mike Skinner Shows Pharrell How To Keep The Fans Entertained

in-search-of.jpgIn 2002, two astonishing debut albums were released on opposite sides of the Atlantic which, in similar ways, exquisitely captured the existential angst of a young male growing up in the suburban hinterland. One was N¤E¤R¤D’s In Search Of…, whose protagonist dreams of a better existence against the backdrop of Virginia Beach, VA. The other was The Streets’ Original Pirate Material, the location switched to Sutton Coldfield. What made both records so refreshing was that we’d heard the gangster narrative countless times. What we’d barely heard was the voice of the millions of other guys, quietly keeping their heads down and staying out of trouble. original-pirate-material.jpgThe comparison isn’t a perfect one, but the similarities in spirit – the tug of war between here-and-now hedonism and yearning for a different life – are striking. And so, in many ways, is what happened next. Both acts fulfilled their own prophecies. Pharrell Williams did become the “Rock Star” he sang about; Mike Skinner did hear his “bangers” blasting out of car windows and council blocks. And in many ways, they’ve both been defined by their reaction to fame.

neptunes-one-world-2.jpgPharrell became the bling-bling playboy who needed to step into a brand new pair of box-fresh Ice Creams even to walk to the fridge. Skinner lost himself in a celebrity-and-cocaine whirlpool. And they both pitch up on Brighton Beach at the same T4-broadcast event to pimp their latest albums. Skinner’s in the mood to return to the spirit of Original Pirate Material, and its opening track, “Turn The Page“, is the first he plays on a blustery day beside the sea, and it’s one of many OPM cuts, including “Don’t Mug Yourself“, “Has It Come To This” and the sublime “Weak Become Heroes“. “Have you ever seen a band before midday?” Skinner asks, taking the party-unfriendly hour (it’s 11.50am) as a challenge. He’s an effortless crowd manipulator, armed with ready wit, interactive stunts and the odd dreadful visual pun: in “Dry Your Eyes“, he points at the English Channel for the words “plenty more fish in the sea”, looks apologetic for a second, points gun-fingers to his temple, and pulls the trigger to the sound of a snare. “This is a new song,” he announces midway through, “so just ignore it.” The truth is that “Heaven for the Weather”, one of the standout tracks from the imminent Everything Is Borrowed, is so infectious that ignoring it won’t be an option.

skinner.jpgFor “Fit But You Know It“, he parts the crowd Red Sea-like, runs down to the back, and is carried aloft back to the stage just in time to segue into Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll“. Follow that, Pharrell. Camouflaged in a red cap, Ray-Bans, a cricket cardie and a thick scarf, he looks like someone who isn’t used to the British weather. Pharrell fusses about the wind ruining the sound, does a strange dance when things are going well, and sits on the drum riser in a sulk when they aren’t. To be fair, he’s clearly unwell. “My voice is messed up”, he explains (hence the scarf), and his angelic falsetto stays locked away throughout. Eventually, N¤E¤R¤D do drop the hits, including “Everyone Nose” and a neck-snapping “Lapdance“, which is accompanied by a stage invasion which is open only to attractive young women. And Pharrell, like Skinner, tries the “go low” stunt. But we’ve already seen it once today, and it falls flat. If he’d turned up a couple of hours earlier and watched the little English guy with the Brummie accent, he might have learned quite a bit.
*independent.co.uk

Natasha Ramos – Say Uh

Check out another Tasha tune on her myspace fansite called Say Uh.

Revenge Of The N¤E¤R¤D

pharrellwilliams200.jpgOn a muggy summer’s morning, Pharrell Williams is stifling a yawn. It’s 7am on America’s east coast and the N¤E¤R¤D frontman sounds like he could do with a strong coffee or 10 minutes alone with a hot shower. His voice is low and bleary — as if echoing from the bottom of a deep well. We’re guessing Pharrell isn’t a morning person. “No, no… ‘s cool,” he murmurs. “I’m okay.”

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NME U.S. Reviews Chester French @ Spaceland

Hotly tipped newcomers Chester French played a sold-out show at Spaceland in Los Angeles last night (August 14), covering Smashing Pumpkins for an adoring crowd.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts quintet who recently signed to Pharrell Williams’ label to record their full-length debut, gave a brief, high-energy set that got the packed house dancing.

Sporting a blue blazer and red trousers, frontman D.A. Wallach did his best to get a rise out of the crowd despite his muffled vocals. “Get your asses shaking, it’s loose booty evening here at Spaceland!” he shouted. The crowd cheered back in response.

The band concluded the night with a surprise encore of Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Zero’.

Chester French played:

‘The Jimmy Choos’
‘She Loves Everybody’
‘C’Mon’
‘Bebe Buell’
‘Not Over You’
‘Beneath the Veil’
‘Remember’
‘Neal’
‘Zero’

The band head to the UK to support N¤E¤R¤D next week (August 18), and are set to return to LA’s Spaceland for a second performance on August 28 before playing a handful of US festivals.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

NME/MSN

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