The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

Month

September 2008

N¤E¤R¤D At Austin City Limits

Pound for pound, minute for minute, note for note, the best two hours of this festival for me were the ones I spent watching N.E.R.D followed up by the Swell Season on Friday.  It was like a perfect Friday night shoved into two hours.  You start out at a club, with ALL your friends, get a little silly– or a lot silly, if that’s your game.  When the club plays “Closing Time” and tells you, “You don’t gotta go home, but you gotta get the fu** outta here,” you take off to your friend’s place for a chill afterparty.  Someone picks up a guitar and the sing-a-long jamfest follows until you head home.  Perfect night.  That’s what those two acts were for me.  Perfect.

N¤E¤R¤D started 10 minutes late, because they couldn’t find their drummer.  I see how this can happen in a crowd of 80,000+, most of them shirtless and in bikinis, partying their heads off.  No worries, though– they found him, and proceeded to more than make up for lost time.  They destroyed a set that contained all of my favorites: “Lapdance,” “She Wants To Move,” “Rockstar,” “Spaz,” and my new favorite, “Everyone Knows.”  I decided I wanted to get silly and tried to get up into the rafters over the stage to watch, but was turned away at the stairwell backstage.

Then my castmate Aimee Teegarden decided to get more than silly, as she jumped up on the opposite side of the stage.  She danced with Pharrell, did the RUNNING MAN (Aimee, and out of nowhere, felt Pharrell’s abs when he pulled up his shirt with his teeth.*  It was the icing on the cake to an already bonkers show.  They were so much better in this element than they were when I saw them earlier this year on [Kanye West's] Glow In The Dark Tour. N¤E¤R¤D was in tune with the crowd, made them forget about the heat, had them dancing, moving, jumping.  The energy of that show and their control of the crowd was unmatched for the rest of the weekend for me… with the possible exception of Gnarls Barkley late Sunday.
*popwatch.ew.com

European Festival Awards

Go & Vote Now For N¤E¤R¤D In The Best Urban Act category For The European Festival Awards
Click Here To Vote!

Diddy’s Employee Steals Pharrell’s Details

Rap mogul Sean Combs reportedly disciplined a member of his staff after they stole Pharrell Williams’ personal details and began to harass the hip-hop star. The N¤E¤R¤D hitmaker was baffled to suddenly field emails from a wannabe musician desperate to work with him – so he traced them back to Diddy’s Sean John fashion label. A source tells the New York Post, “A Sean John employee got his hands on Pharrell Williams’ e-mail address somehow. He e-mailed Pharrell so many times asking if they could work together, but Pharrell had no idea who the person writing to him was.” A representative for Combs confirms the story to the Post – but insists the star wasn’t involved: “Diddy was not made aware of this incident. A staff member was contacted, and they handled it internally.”
*contactmusic.com

Pharrell & Nigo On The “Common & Sense” Magazine


Pharrell
& Nigo have been featured on the Japanese fashion magazine “Common & Sense” which will be available with 2 covers, 1 with Pharrell and the other with Nigo.
*bbcicecream.com

Robin Thicke Source Interview

With his third album, “Something Else,” out in stores, and his single “Magic” bubbling up the charts, Star Trak artist and soul singer Robin Thicke takes “The Source” on a musical journey behind the glitz and glamour all in a day. It may have seemed like Robin Thicke came out of nowhere a couple of years ago, but the truth is he’s put in years of work. The Source spent the day with the “Lost Without You” crooner who talked about losing friends because of money drama, being on his own at 17 and all the work he had to put in to get his wife.
(more…)

Rosco P. Coldchain TV Episode 5

Chester French Interview With TIMF


Thanks To Tylr

Lindsay Lohan Nabs Hitmakers For Third Album

Surely an album that will be met with Tha Carter III-like anticipation, Lindsay Lohan’s third studio record, currently titled Spirit In The Dark, will actually feature some big-name producers. The LP includes tracks by the Neptunes’ Pharrell, Akon, RS-proclaimed “Best HitmakersStargate and Bloodshy & Avant (the pair responsible for Britney Spears’ hit “Toxic”). Maybe it’s payback for Lohan appearing in N¤E¤R¤D’s “Everybody Nose” video, but Pharrell will also provide guest vocals on Spirit’s first single “Playground.” The song is due to hit radio in September, which will be followed by the album’s release in November. Thanks To Bigmac
*
rollingstone.com

Robin Thicke – Something Else *Credits* (2008)


As we all know already, Thicke’s album leaked today, make sure to support and buy that album.

Robin Thicke – Something Else (2008)
01 – You’re My Baby
02 – Sidestep
03 – Magic
04 – Ms. Harmony
05 – Dreamworld
06 – Loverman
07 – Hard On My Love
08 – The Sweetest Love
09 – Something Else
10 – Shadow Of Doubt
11 – Cry No More
12 – Tie My Hands feat. Lil’ Wayne

Robin Thicke – Something Else (Deluxe Edition) (2008)
13 – Everybody’s A Star (Bonus)
14 – Ebb & Flow (Bonus)
15 – I’m Coming Home (Bonus)
16 – Magic Touch feat. Mary J. Blige (Moto Blanco Remix) (Bonus)

Get It Right Now !

All Songs Produced By Robin Thicke & Pro J

1. You’re My Baby
Written by: Robin Thicke, James Gass, Max
Rhodes by: Robin Thicke
Organ by: Larry Cox II
Bass by: Greg Malone
Drums, Percussion, Guitar, by: Pro J
Background vocals by: Robin Thicke
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Recorded at: Blue Jay Studios, Conway
Mixed by: Rich Travali and Legacy Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
James Gass: Da Gass Co. (ASCAP)
Max, Haddington Music (ASCAP)

2. Sidestep
Written by: Robin Thicke, Larry Cox, Greg Malone, “LB” Breaux
Drums and Percussion by: Pro J
Bass by: Greg Malone
Lead Guitar by: Bobby Keyes
Organ, Rhodes by: Larry Cox II
FX Guitar by: Andrew McKay
Horns arranged by: Robin Thicke
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Brian Warfield
Saxaphone – Jerahm Orozco
Trombone – Isaac C. Smith
Trumpet – Josef Leimberg
Flute – Alfredo Rivera
Horns recorded at: Hansen Studios
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Mixed by: Bill Malina at Sears Studios NY
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Larry Cox II, Larry Cox II (BMI)
Greg Malone, Hognasty (ASCAP)
Lawrence ‘LB” Breaux, By Law Music (ASCAP)

3. Magic
Written by: Robin Thicke, James Gass, Max
Drums, Bongos, Lead Guitar, Piano by: Pro J
Shakers and Tambourine: Robin Thicke
Bass: Sean Hurley
Pick and FX Guitar: Andrew McKay
Organ: Larry Cox II
Background vocals by: Robin Thicke
Horns and Strings arranged by: Robin Thicke and Pro J
Strings conducted by: Suzy Katayama
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Brian Warfield,
Saxaphone – Kamasi Washington
Trombone – Isaac C. Smith
Trumpet – Josef Leimberg
Horn fills by: Trumpet – Gary Grant
Trumpet: – Chuck Findley
Trombone – Charlie Morillas
Sax – Dan Higgins
Horns and Strings recorded at: Ocean Way and Hensen Studios
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Mixed by: Rich Travali at Chalice Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
James Gass: Da Gass Co. (ASCAP)
Max, Haddington Music (ASCAP)

4. Ms. Harmony
Written by: Robin Thicke, Bobby Keyes, Max, R. Daniels
Drums, Congas by: Pro J
Sleigh Bells by: Robin Thicke
Lead and Acoustic Guitar by: Bobby Keyes
F/X Guitar by: Andrew McKay
Bass by: Sean Hurley
Rhodes by: Larry Cox II
Background vocals by: Robin Thicke
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Recorded at: Conway Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Bobby Keyes, Songs of Mosaic/Thrillionare Music (ASCAP)
Max, Haddington Music (ASCAP)
Robert Daniels, Big Kidd Music/EMI Publishing (BMI)

5. Dreamworld
Written by: Robin Thicke, Pro J, Max
All music by: Pro J
Background Vocals by: Robin Thicke
Recorded and Engineered by: Pro J and Bill Malina
Recorded at: Blue Jay Studios
Piano recorded at: The Electric Lady Studios
Drums and Vibes recorded at: Chalice Studios
Vocals recorded at: Blue Jay Studios, Ocean Way Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
James Gass: Da Gass Co. (ASCAP)
Max, Haddington Music (ASCAP)

6. Loverman
Written by: Robin Thicke, Bobby Keyes, Max
Drums, Percussion by: Pro J
Bass by: Sean Hurley
Sitar, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar by: Bobby Keyes
F/X Guitar by: Andrew McKay
Organ by: Larry Cox II
Background Vocals by: Robin Thicke
Chain Gang Background Vocals by: Robin Thicke, L. Cox II, R. Daniels
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Recorded at: Conway Studios
Vocals recorded at: Blue Jay Studios, Conway
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Bobby Keyes, Songs of Mosaic/Thrillionare Music (ASCAP)
Max, Haddington Music (ASCAP)

7. Hard On My Love
Written by: Robin Thicke, Andrew McKay, Andre Harrell
Congas, Drums, Tambourine by: Pro J
Lead Guitar by: Andrew McKay
Solo Guitar by: Bobby Keyes
Bass by: Greg Malone
Organ, Wulitzer, Synth Keys, Background Vocals by: Larry Cox II
Additional Background Vocals by: Robin Thicke
Horns arranged by: Robin Thicke
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Brian Warfield
Saxaphone – Jerahm Orozco
Trombone – Isaac C. Smith
Trumpet – Josef Leimberg
Flute – Alfredo Rivera
Horns recorded at: Hensen Studios
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Recorded at: Sears Sound Studios NY
Mixed by: Bill Malina at Hensen Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Andrew McKay, Messenger of Sound admin. by South Hudson Music (BMI)
Andre Harrell, Gianni Boo Boo Music (BMI)

8. The Sweetest Love
Written by: Robin Thicke
Piano, Percussion by: Robin Thicke
Drums, Bass by: Pro J
Organ by: Larry Cox
Horns and Strings arranged by: Robin Thicke, Pro J, and Larry Cox
Strings conducted by: Suzy Katayama
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Brian Warfield
Saxaphone – Jerahm Orozco
Trombone – Isaac C. Smith
Trumpet – Josef Leimberg
Flute – Alfredo Rivera
Trumpet – Gary Grant
Trumpet: – Chuck Findley
Trombone – Charlie Morillas
Sax – Dan Higgins
Horns and Strings recorded at: Ocean Way and Hensen Studios
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)

9. Something Else
Written by: Robin Thicke and Bobby Keyes
Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Glockenspiel by: Robin Thicke
Keyboards, Drums by: Pro J
Percussion by: Robin Thicke
Bass by: Greg Malone
Guitars by: Bobby Keyes
Horns and Strings arranged by: Robin Thicke
Strings conducted by: Suzy Katayama
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Gary Grant
Trumpet: – Chuck Findley
Trombone – Charlie Morillas
Sax – Dan Higgins
Horns and Strings recorded at: Ocean Way
Background vocals by: Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Bobby Keyes, Songs of Mosaic/Thrillionare Music (ASCAP)

10. Shadow Of Doubt
Written by: Robin Thicke and Pro J
Piano, Drums, Percussion, Guitar by: Pro J
Bass by: Sean Hurley
Organ by: Larry Cox II
Horns arranged by: Robin Thicke
Horns performed by: Trumpet – Gary Grant
Trumpet: – Chuck Findley
Trombone – Charlie Morillas
Sax – Dan Higgins
Horns recorded at: Ocean Way Studios
Background Singers: Sharon Bennett, Sherdale Smith, Candace Wakefield, Tavia Ivey
La-Niece Williams, Robin Thicke
Background Vocals recorded at: Ocean Way Studios
Mixed by: Rich Travali at Chalice Studios
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
James Gass: Da Gass Co. (ASCAP)

11. Cry No More
Written by: Robin Thicke
Acoustic Guitar, Synth Keys, Percussion by: Robin Thicke
Drums, Percussion, Piano by: Pro J
Electric Guitar by: Andrew McKay
Bass by: Greg Malone
Rhodes by: Larry Cox II
Recorded and Engineered by: Bill Malina
Recorded at: Blue Jay Studios
Mixed by: Rich Travali at Legacy Studios
Strings arranged by: Pro J and Robin Thicke
Strings recorded by: Bill Malina at Hensen Studios
Strings conducted by: Dwight Mikkelsen
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)

12. Tie My Hands feat. Lil’ Wayne
Written by: Robin Thicke, Dwayne Carter, James Gass
Recorded by: Darius “Deezle” Harrison @ CMR Miami, FL &
Bill Malina @ Blue Jay Studios
Recording assistant: Miguel Bermudez and Edward Lido
Mixed by: Faban Marasciullo @ Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL
Mix assistant: Miguel Bermudez and Edward Lido
All instruments by: Pro J and Robin Thicke
Digital editing: Joshua Beckman
Publishers: Robin Thicke, I Like ‘Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Dwayne Carter: Young Money Publishing, Inc./Warner-Chappell Music (BMI)
James Gass: Da Gass Co. (ASCAP)
Lil’ Wayne appears courtesy of Cash money/Universal Records
Thanks To 30th Century Man

Rosco P. Coldchain TV Episode 4

Fall Out Boy – I Don’t Care (Cameo Of Pharrell)

Here is Fall Out Boys I Don’t Care” Official video with a guest appearance of Pharrell.

Chester French Fall 08 Tour Diary Episode 3: Street Scene

When we last left off, we had just done two shows opening for N¤E¤R¤D and Common in Southern California. The “Seeing The Invincible Sounds Of Summer” tour is far from over, but it’s time to make a few detours. First up? The famous (and infamous) San Diego Music festival Street Scene. Famous because tons of great bands perform there every year (other than us, Beck, MGMT, Antibalas and loads more awesome bands performed). Infamous because it was at the San Diego Street Scene where Fergie from BEP peed her pants. But we won’t dwell. Anyways, we high tail it to San Diego from LA for a 4:45 set time, decompress a bit in our trailer and, thankfully, discover some premium portopotties. Check this out.

Chester French Fall 08 Tour Diary: Street Scene!

After the show, we catch MGMT’s set, meet a few fans and then jump in the van and head up towards San Francisco, for the Treasure Island Music Festival. Of course we don’t make it the whole way, so we have to stop over and spend the night in some weirdo motel that has a windmill.

*myspace.com/chesterfrench

Rosco P. Coldchain TV Episode 3

New N¤E¤R¤D Tour Date


Tuesday, November 11th in London At The Roundhouse

Click here to buy tickets !

Solange – I Decided (King Britt & Phillip Charles Classic Mix)

http://theneptunes.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/solange-i-decided-king-britt-phillip-charles-classic-08.mp3

Chester French – C’mon On My Own & The Jimmy Choo’s (Live)

Chester French – C’mon On My Own (Live At Studio B)

Chester French – The Jimmy Choo’s (Live At The Cutting Room)


Thanks To Tylr

Rosco P. Coldchain TV Episode 2

Robin Thicke – Something Else (UK) (2008)

According to hmv.com Thicke’s UK ‘tracklist to “Something Else” is way different then the regular tracklist that includes “Lay Down featuring T. I.“, “Round Two” and “Stranger
Thanks To ThickeMusic For The Info.


Robin Thicke – Something Else (UK) (2008)
01 – You’re My Baby
02 – Side Step
03 – Magic
04 – Ms. Harmony
05 – Dreamworld
06 – Lay Down feat. T. I.
07 – Loverman
08 – Hard On My Love
09 – Sweetest Love
10 – Round Two
11 – Something Else
12 – Shadown Of Doubt
13 – Stranger
14 – Cry No More
*hmv.com

Beyoncé Holds Back New Singles

Similar to Britney Spears, Beyoncé reportedly decides to push back new songs from her upcoming album. “If I Were A Boy” and “Single Ladies” were planned to hit the airplay on October 7 but it will not come out until October 14. While Britney reportedly resets her “Womanizer” release schedule due to unfinished material, Beyoncé is rumored to decide the delay because her former band mate Michelle Williams is reportedly unhappy to drop her “Unexpected” LP closer to the release date of the two Beyoncé’s tunes. No statement is available from the two singers concerning the gossip. Furthermore, Beyoncé will launch her third effort, tentatively called “Virtuoso Sasha“, on November 18 and has already filmed music videos for the advance singles from the album.
*bluri.com

Robin Thicke – Magic (Acoustic Version)

UK Rapper Sway Is Working With The Neptunes

R&B hitmaker Akon has added UK rap star Sway to his Kon Live label roster. Akon told BBC News that he decided to sign the UK artist after hearing him spit over one of his songs. Sway is well known overseas for beating out 50 Cent and The Game in 2005 for the hip-hop category at the Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Awards. He was also recognized as the best UK hip hop act at the 2006 BET Awards. “[He’s] a true legend in his own creation” the singer told the BBC of Sway’s talents, adding “I’ve never seen an artist attack every issue and make it so relevant to his surroundings the way that Sway does. He will truly be an icon for all UK rappers some day.”

Along with Akon, Sway will also be working with super producer Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes. “They really like what I’m doing,” Sway said. “What they’ve offered me is a platform to blow up in America.” As of press time there is no word on when Sway’s upcoming Kon Live debut, Signature, will drop in the U.S. but it is set to drop on October 6th in the UK. It will feature Sway’s collabo track with Akon titled “Silver & Gold.”
*sohh.com

Rosco P. Coldchain TV Episode 1

Robin Thicke, Crooner Producer

It’s never a dull moment for bedroom crooner Robin Thicke. When he’s not producing or popping up on tracks by the likes of Ashanti or Lil Wayne (he sings on Wayne’s New Orleans ode “Tie My Hands“), Thicke is working on his own stuff and doing the diva tour thing with Beyoncé (2007) and now Mary J. Blige. He plays with her Sunday at DTE Energy Music Theatre in support of “Something Else,” which will be in stores Sept. 30. It’s been a slow climb for Thicke. He finally measured big U.S. chart success with “The Evolution Of Robin Thicke,” the 2006 album that went platinum partially on the strength of urban radio hit “Lost Without U.” When it’s pointed out to him that he has scored opening spots with the two biggest female names in R&B and hip-hop today, he laughs and notes,”That’s the princess and the queen, you know?” Thicke caused a stir recently when comments he made to Billboard Magazine made it sound as if he thought Vibe Magazine was racist for not putting him on the cover. It turns out that wasn’t exactly his intention. But Thicke is, no doubt, right in the thick of it — and that’s fine with him.
(more…)

Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson (2008)


It seems that The Neptunes didn’t make the cut on Jennifer Hudson’s new album, although the Robin Thicke produced track “Giving Miself” made it.

Jennifer Hudson – Giving Myself (Robin Thicke)
http://theneptunes.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/jennifer-hudson-giving-myself-robin-thicke.mp3

Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson (2008)
01 – Spotlight (Ne-Yo)
02 – If This Isn’t Love
03 – Pocketbook feat. Ludacris (Jim Beanz)
04 – Giving Myself (Robin Thicke)
05 – What’s Wrong (Go Away) feat. (T-Pain)
06 – My Heart (Polo)
07 – You Pulled Me Through
08 – I’m His Only Woman feat. Fantasia Barrino
09 – Can’t Stop The Rain
10 – We Gon’ Fight
11 – Invisible
12 – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going
13 – Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There

Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson (2008)

Make Sure To Cop It Right Now!

© 2002 - 2014 The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — Powered by WordPress