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.
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.
They were trying to change the pitch of the sax for a new NERD record Chad was playing on.
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.
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.
NERD 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.
NERD will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon On Friday, March 27th. I hope they’ll perform Popcorn.
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.
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)
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