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March 2009

The Saturdays Want A Neptunes Collabo

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The Saturdays have revealed that they “desperately” want to collaborate with Pharrell Williams. The girlband admitted that they are hopeful the NERD singer will work with them when they travel to the US later in the year. “We hope to finish our second album over there and Pharrell is the only person we desperately want to work with,” Vanessa White told the Daily Star. “His production is insane and would help us in America.” The group added that they hope their success in Britain will help them break the American market. “America is somewhere we’re definitely aiming at. Our songs have already been played on shows like Ugly Betty and Perez Hilton is a big fan and always bigging us up,” Rochelle Wiseman said. “We’ve already had such good feedback. No-one has put us down.” The Saturdays kick off their first headlining tour in Oxford on June 5.

*digitalspy.co.uk

Pharrell Gets Angry


I think we all seen this video yet where Pharrell curses in front of fans , well i woulda do the same thing though, he just wanted everyone to be save. Check out this letter of a fan who was at the cocert that night.

I am an Emory Student and I was present at the NERD concert where Pharrell spazzed out. In his defense he had all the right to spaz out! He ordered barricades to be moved so the audience can get closer to the stage. Right as the barricades were being moved the crowd stormed towards the stage putting everyone as risk of being injured. Pharrell simply wanted to give the people removing the barricades a chance to remove them safely. The students in the crowd did not listen to Pharrell’s orders of stepping back and giving the faculty a chance to remove the barricades. He pleaded with the students several times before spazzing out on them. He later apologized to the students for his language and gave an amazing show. I have been at Emory for 4 years and this by far has been the best concert. There was a lot of energy, crowd surfing, and an overall great performance by NERD!!!!! Imad A.

*allhiphop.com

Fam-Lay & Pharrell’s Shark City Clique

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If y’all wondering  why Fam-Lay goes by the name Shark City Clique (Fast & Furious OST), well thats Fam-Lay & Pharrell’s Group. „I got a project called SCC coming out called Shark City Clique , me and Pharrell putting it together, something unique so ya’ll stay tuned for it“

*theneptunes.org/the-fam-lay-kaycee-interview

Jadakiss’ The Last Kiss Review, 2 Neptunes Tracks

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Reported live from the house Russell and Rick built:
Jadakiss’ The Last Kiss Review
1. “Pain & Torture”
When it comes to producers, Buckwild’s a name you can trust. And on this booming track, Jada talks greasier than a can of WD-40.

2. “Can’t Stop Me” Featuring Ayannna Irish
Not even the Ashford and Simpson-penned sample (Ross!) could get this track high enough on the charts.

3. “Who’s Real” Featuring Swizz Beatz and OJ Da Juiceman
Putting Jada and OJ on the same track is like mixing vodka and milk. Yuck.

4. “Grind Hard” Featuring Mary J Blige
It’s a 914 thing. The track has an electro bounce to it and meshes well with Mary’s vocals.

5. “Something Else” Featuring Young Jeezy
Dark and moody guitar strings back Jason and Jay. But honestly, it’s better suited for the Snowman with lines like: “See these blood diamonds, my chain African.” Yep, ignorance is bliss and I’m cheesing from ear to ear.

6. “One More Step” Featuring Styles P
Off the first listen, it’s not as good as their previous back-n-forths.

7. “Stress Ya” Featuring Pharrell (Neptunes)
Average at best. Skateboard P croons on the chorus and at the 2:48 mark, blings the track with the Neptune sound.

8. “What If” Featuring Nas
Jada and Nas question the game of life, with lines like “What if Jordan went to Portland” and “What if a brick was a misdemeanor.” Dope record, even if 50 already beat them to the punch.

9. “Things I Been Through”
Here is a true gem. With a Luther Vandross sample on the hook, Jada gets introspective. When addressing his deal with Roc-A-Fella, he says “I’m just another employee that’s on line.” Job security is a muthafucka these days.

10. “I Tried” Featuring Avery Storm
Heavy cymbals + drum machine + Avery Storm= Filler Fail

11. “Rockin’ With The Best” Featuring Pharrell
This is another cut that caught my ear. Expect to hear this on a radio station near you.

12. “Smoking Gun” Featuring Jazmine Sullivan
A conceptual record featuring the window breaker on the hook. At the end each verse, Jada references using a burner to get his point across.

13. “Cartel Gathering” Featuring Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
Can’t trust those pesky tagged internet leaks. Pretty Tone spits his game, on the version I heard.

14. “Come & Get Me” Featuring S.I. & Sheek
Jada, Sheek and newcomer S.I. go in on this sinister cut. S.I. sings “…You can get a fresh buck 50/ We got guns, money, liquor, drugs/ Right here ’til they come get me .”

15. “By My Side” Featuring Ne-Yo
This track is still wavy.

16. “Letter To B.I.G.” Featuring Faith Evans
After Jada’s kite, the whole game ran to the mailbox.

17. “Something Else (Remix)” Featuring Young Jeezy, Snyp Life, Bully, AP, Boo Rossini & Blood Raw
Too many niggas. *presses button pointing to the right*

18. “Death Wish” Featuring Lil Wayne
Jada comes through, but Wayne’s Marvin the Martian flow is less than desired.
Thanks To LeonM

*rapradar.com

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Jadakiss – The Last Kiss (2009)
01 – Pain & Torture
02 – Can’t Stop Me feat. Ayannna Irish
03 – Who’s Real feat. Swizz Beatz & OJ Da Juiceman
04 – Grind Hard feat. Mary J. Blige
05 – Something Else feat. Young Jeezy
06 – One More Step feat. Styles P.
07 – Stress Ya feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
08 – What If feat. Nas
09 – Things I Been Through
10 – I Tried feat. Avery Storm
11 – Rockin’ With The Best feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
12 – Smoking Gun” feat. Jazmine Sullivan
13 – Cartel Gathering feat. Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
14 – Come & Get Me feat. S.I. & Sheek
15 – By My Side feat. Ne-Yo
16 – Letter To B.I.G. feat. Faith Evans
17 – Something Else feat. Young Jeezy, Snyp Life, Bully, AP (Remix)
18 – Death Wish feat. Lil’ Wayne

NERD – Soldier feat. Santigold & Lil’ Wayne (Live At Jimmy Fallon)

Download The MP3 Here !

NERD ~ Emorywheel.com Article

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Rain has officially plagued every concert this year, perhaps a sign that SPC needs to start sending the event schedule to Mother Nature ahead of time. Yesterday’s nasty weather made students a little nervous about the fate of the Spring Band Party featuring energetic trio NERD Luckily, the clouds closed up just in time for the most interactive, entertaining performance of the year. NERD, composed of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, have become known for creating a genre of their own — a mix of digital sounds and funk rock. The group upheld its reputation with its energetic, non-stop performance. Students were anxious as the show began later than promised, but it only succeeded in building up the anticipation as the crowd finally exploded when NERD took the stage. After less than a minute, Pharrell called everything to a halt, teasing the audience, explaining, “Hold on a second. I’m in Atlanta right now. Let’s get it right.”

Encouraging students to get completely into it, the group managed to take the concert to an outrageously rowdy level never seen before on Emory’s campus. The crowd was eager to follow Pharrell’s set of rules including, “If someone is crowd surfing, you will hold them up.” NERD exploded with energy as they prodded the crowd to reach a level of hype satisfactory to them. Finally, a couple songs in, the entire audience let loose as girls in the audience were hoisted up to crowd surf. It was an on-stage party as the group raged with funky songs like “BrainNERD momentarily paused, insisting everyone stand completely still then jump all together “as high as you can.” Songs from its newest album, Seeing Sounds, prevailed in the show, giving the audience a taste of its most recent creations. In an online interview, Pharrell explained the title of the album: “We just wanted people to see the music the same way we did.” Living up to this goal, the group was animated and full of life on the McDonough stage.

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NERD Spring Break 2009 Performances

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Spaz“, „Soldier feat. Santigold“ & „Everyone Nose“.
NERD – Soldier feat. Santigold (Live In Panama City, Florida) (Spring Break) (MP3)

Clipse Upcoming Shows

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April

April 19th – Indio, California – Cochella Music Festival – 12:00PM

May

May 6th – Connecticut – Wesleyan University Middletown – 12:00PM

Santigold Recorded More Than „Soldier“ With NERD/The Neptunes

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The rapper/singer/songwriter now known as Santigold isn’t letting a little ol’ “o” get in her way. Despite being forced to change her moniker, Santigold has been busy in the studio, making guest appearances on new albums from the Beastie Boys and David Byrne while recently recording new tracks with Pharrell, according to Billboard’s sources.  She’s also getting ready for a spring headlining tour, her first with a full band. In February, she announced the change of her longtime nom de plume from Santogold with an ambiguous announcement: “Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end list… She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that.”

Unacknowledged in the statement was the pending lawsuit from a certain Santo Gold, a jeweller, part-time film director and 1980s infomercial staple. The Baltimore-based Santo Gold recently announced plans for his own record, entitled “I Am The Real Santo Gold.” No matter, the newly dubbed Santigold is busier than ever.  She recently played a free gig at the US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vermont and helped kick off Jimmy Fallon’s new gig on “Late Night.” For the spring tour, she’s bringing Downtown Records label mate Amanda Blank and Trouble Andrew, who can be heard on the Santigold track “I’m A Lady,” as openers. Santigold will appear at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington, the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee and the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.

*billboard.com

D. A. Sells 65 CDs After A Show (NEW RECORD)


Chester French’s Mixtape „Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance Shortly“ Due April

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Chester French
& Clinton Sparks came up with a title for Chester French Mixtape Project which will be called “Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance Shortly” featuring Diddy, Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell, Janelle Monae, Bun B, Talib Kweli, Solange, Cassie, & more. Clinton Sparks is at it again but this time with one of the hottest new pop bands, Chester French aka D. A. & Max! Clinton has been taking the mixtape game to another level with his latest projects from Fall Out Boy and most recently Strong Arm Steady and Tyga. Chester French teamed up with Clinton Sparks to create an audio movie with a score of all original music written, produced and performed by Chester French. The Mixtape is due April.

Pharrell Talks About ARTST.com

The NERD ~ Sunburst Music Festival Article

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The Sunburst Festival in Kuala Lumpur pulled a massive crowd once again in its second edition — but unfortunate permit problems for certain acts left behind a sour taste. No Chris Martin, no problem. Last Saturday, the Sunburst fest had to sink or swim with international acts like KoRn & NERD leading the main stage attractions. It was up to the nu metal fans and the trendy hip hop crowd to swell up the outdoor grounds. Agrikulture was just the perfect warm-up to NERD, although there was a slight delay. The wait was worth it as the combination of Pharrell Williams, and Shay Haley (without Chad Hugo) gave an unforgettable performance, making sure the crowd was “bouncing” for more than hour. Williams made clear six ground rules – crowd surfing and mosh pits were mandatory among others. But the sixth rule was the most important (like break more rules!). NERD were hired to rock the crowd and that is what the band did. All the heavy-duty numbers were brought out to move the masses, notably Time For Some Action, Kill Joy and Spaz.

The band did it all – hip hop, rock and funk.“It’s about the people,” declared Williams at one point when he saw that the security was preventing people from getting on the stage. The security personnel did not adhere to his pleas and he stopped midway through another song. “If people are getting pushed around, we will leave the stage,” Williams warned again. From that point on, there were no interruptions. NERD made the festival rules. The band further endeared themselves to the crowd by getting people to dance on the stage. First it was the guys, about 30 of them dancing to Popcorn. Then it was time for the fairer sex and this time about 50 of them were on stage to shake their booty to Everybody Nose (All The Girls Standing In Line For The Bathroom) and She Wants To Move. By the end of their performance, it was obvious that NERD had captured everyone’s imagination with a set built on showbiz and groove.

*star-ecentral.com

Chad & The Chipmunks

They were trying to change the pitch of the sax for a new NERD record Chad was playing on.

Pharrell VS. McDonald’s

On a connecting flight home from Malaysia, they stopped in Paris. At 6am, Pharrell tries anything to get McDonald’s to open up early. Maybe a little song and dance might do the trick. or maybe not.

Updated: NERD Not Held In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

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Here’s an official statement from Pineapple Concerts: Pineapple Concerts Sdn Bhd is pleased that Sunburst KL International Music Festival 2009 held on 21st March 2009 at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club & Country Resort, was a tremendous success. Contrary to media reports, we wish to emphasise that NO ARTISTS WERE DETAINED NOR THEIR PASSPORTS HELD by any agency or government body during their stay in Malaysia. Though discussions were held with relevant agencies, all matter were amicably resolved. However, Pineapple Concerts hereby confirms that Milenda Events, the agency appointed by the company to manage all permits & licensing applications and submissions relating to Sunburst KL 2009, is now no longer contracted to, or in any way associated with all present and future Pineapple Concerts events, with immediate effect. Razman Razali, Managing Director. Thanks To Ebb.

March 23rd
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have been held in custody in Malaysia because the group did not receive permission from the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry to perform at the Sunburst Festival. NERD were forced to cancel concerts in Indonesia this weekend (21-22March) after they were detained by Malaysian authorities for failing to gain the correct performance permits. The Everybody Nose hitmakers – comprising of Williams, Shay Haley and Chad Hugo – performed at the Sunburst KL International Festival in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (21March), before heading to the city’s airport to fly to neighbouring Indonesia. But they ran into trouble with immigration officials and were detained for several hours after Malaysian authorities discovered they had not obtained the permission needed to perform in the conservative Muslim country.

According to local reports, the band’s Malaysian promoter had requested the permits twice before they were due to play at the music festival, but their attempts had been rejected on both occasions, with officials citing the group members’ “obscene” dress sense for the denials. However, NERD pressed ahead and performed without the proper credentials – resulting in their detainment at Kuala Lumpur airport. Immigration Director-General Datuk Mahmood Adam says, “Following investigations, we found that the group did not receive permission from the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry to perform at the concert. “After their statements were recorded, they were released with assurance from the concert organiser.” After learning of NERD’s immigration delay, the promoters of their Indonesian gig, Java Festival Production and Urbanite-Sinjitos, called off their scheduled show in Jakarta on Sunday (22Mar09) and the band subsequently flew back to their native U.S. Ticket holders have been offered refunds for the cancelled concert.

*klue.com
*contactmusic.com

NERD To Perform On Jimmy Fallon, March 27th

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will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon On Friday, March 27th. I hope they’ll perform Popcorn.

Pitbull’s Blanco Goes Online Tuesday March 24th, Video This Week


In advance of the film’s release, the original motion picture soundtrack album for Fast & Furious (on Interscope/Star Trak) will arrive in the physical and digital marketplace March 31, it was announced today. The first eSingle release – “Blanco” by Pitbull, featuring Pharrell goes online on Tuesday (March 24th) and the video will premiere the week of the album’s release.

*prnewswire.com

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Fast & Furious 4 OST (2009) (Final Tracklist)

01 – Rye Rye – Bang feat. M.I.A.
02 – Busta Rhymes – G-Stro feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
03 – Kenna – Loose Wires (Neptunes)
04 – Pitbull – Blanco feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
05 – Pitbull – Krazy feat. (Lil’ Jon)
06 – Tego Calderon – You Slip, She Grip feat. Pitbull (Neptunes)
07 – Shark City Click – Head Bust feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
08 – Pitbull – Bad Girls feat. Pharrell & Robin Thicke (Neptunes) (Snippet)
09 – Don Omar – Virtual Diva
10 – Tasha – La Isla Bonita (Snippet)
11 – Pitbull – Blanco feat. Pharrell (The Strictly Spanish Mix) (Bonus Track)

Robin Thicke Ready To Take On Acting

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Robin Thicke the actor? Singer Robin Thicke is ready to branch out into acting but fears his first role might not be a good one. “You’ll (probably) see me doing a horror movie with Paris Hilton,” Thicke said in a recent interview. The R&B singer, son of actor Alan Thicke, admits having actress Paula Patton as his wife is like “living with an acting coach”. “It’s in the blood. I wasn’t very good at it when I was a kid because it didn’t come naturally to me.” Thicke adds, “I wouldn’t do anything just for the celebrity of it, but I would love to be involved with some great project.”

*examiner.com

Chester French In-Stores & After Parties Contests Dates

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March

March 24th – Chicago, 923 Rush Street – 4pm
March 30th – Boston, 339 Newbury Street – 4pm

April

April 1st – Philadelphia, 1507 Walnut Street – 4pm
April 2nd – DC, 1249 Wisconsin Avenue NW – 4pm
April 3rd – Tampa, International Plaza, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd – 4pm
April 4th – Atlanta, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road – 4pm

After Party At Barrio’s in Minneapolis
Address: 925 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

After Party At El Bar In Atlanta
Address: 939 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

*chesterfrench.com

New NERD Song Soldier, Features Santogold & Lil’ Wayne

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I wasn’t home yesterday, so i just updated the full Popcorn performance without checking it even out, so according to that performance, you can hear Lil’ Wayne at 4:00.

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NERD – Popcorn feat. Santogold (Florida, Panama City)

The Neptunes Have 7 Tracks On Fast & Furious 4 OST, Preview

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Who would’ve thought of this. The Neptunes get not 3 tracks as we thought nope, they have at least 7 Neptunes tracks on the official Fast & Furious 4 OST which probably will be released through Startrak/Interscope, the other tracks have to be confirmed yet if they are produced by The Neptunes, although they ain’t sounding Neptunish such as the Tasha tune. What suprises me the most is, that Busta’sG-Stro“ made it on the OST… that means that we will be able to hear at least one other Neptunes Busta collabo on his upcoming album “B.O.M.B. (May 19th)” either „Kill Dem feat. Tosh“ or „Back On My Bullshit“. We also know now what tune Fam-Lay has on the movie where he has been talking about at the Fast & Furious 4 premier, it’s „Head Bust“ with quite lil’ differences then the old snippet that leaked 3 years ago but the track goes by the name Shark City Click and not Fam-Lay. It’s also nice to see Thicke on a official Neptunes collabo since 2005’sWanna Love You Girl“. Check out the Fast & Furious 4 OST Preview. Thanks To Bigmac For The Info.

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Fast & Furious 4 OST (2009) (March 30th (Preview)
01 – Rye Rye – Bang feat. M.I.A. (Blaqstarr)
02 – Busta Rhymes – G-Stro feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
03 – Kenna – Loose Wires (Neptunes)
04 – Pitbull – Blanco feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
05 – Pitbull – Krazy feat. Lil’ Jon
06 – Tego Calderon – You Slip, She Grip feat. Pitbull (Neptunes)
07 – Shark City Click – Head Bust feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
08 – Pitbull – Bad Girls feat. Pharrell & Robin Thicke (Neptunes)
09 – Don Omar – Virtual Diva
10 – Tasha – La Isla Bonita
11 – Pitbull – Blanco feat. Pharrell (Spanish Version) (Neptunes)

P. Diddy Previews Cassie’s Neptunes Track „High“ Live On Ptwitty TV

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P. Diddy
had one of his famous live shows last night live on his Tweety Site ptwitty from the studio where he has played some exclusive tracks off Cassie’s upcoming album “Connecticut Fever” such as The Neptunes track “High” and ofcourse you know it we were there to rip that tune so here’s the 1 min snippet.

Cassie – High (Neptunes) (Snippet) (Live From PTwitty)

Diddy: „Pharrell & Co… I’m Pushing Them To A Certain Level Of Greatness“

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Beyond bashing DJ’s, Diddy talks about his new “sound” for his upcoming “Last Train To Paris” LP (Due September 22nd) which he calls “electro-hip hop soul-funk: the new black!.” Diddy says “on this album, I’m using names that you know – Pharrell, Tricky, Rodney Jerkins and T-Pain – and I’m pushing them to a certain level of greatness. I’m motherfuckin’ Rick James on this album. I’m talking about love – sex-pain – heartache and some other stuff I can’t mention yet. It’s the dark and the light side.”

*rapbasement.com

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