We already discussed this on the Forum but I wanted to share this with y’all. Michael Jackson had endeavored to return to the studio for several years. In 2001 he was offered a bundle of songs from The Neptunes. MJ’s management rejected them and they found their way to Justin Timberlake – creating the breakthrough album Justified. Turning those songs down was perhaps the biggest mistake of his musical career. “Some of the songs he made were offered to Michael Jackson first. But Jackson’s manager said the songs were not good enough so they were given to Justin Timberlake instead” said Pharrell.
So everyone have been asking how The Neptunes gave Justin Timberlake the MJ tracks when you cleary see them actually crafting some tracks on the Justified Session DVD’s such as “Let’s Take A Ride” (the bridge became “What’s A Guy Gotta Do” which then went to Usher). You see Pharrell & Justin writing the lyrics but not the beat right, so they obviously only used the actual Neptunes MJ Demo Instrumentals, added Live drums and wrote lyrics for JT. “It would’ve been great with Michael but Justin is my boy, I’m so glad that it turned out the way it did, because that was a wonderful experience for us to do that kinda work and for those songs to be brought to life” said Pharrell. Nonethenless, Usher has also songs that were meant to be for Michael, produced by The Neptunes. In the book “Michael Jackson – For The Record” (published 2007) and “MJ – The Solo Years” (Published 2003)
it’s stated that these tracks were written for Michael Jackson.
Usher – 8721 (2001)
- U Don’t Have To Call
– I Don’t Know
Justin Timberlake – Justified (2002)
– Take It From Here
– Let’s Take A Ride
– Last Night
– Nothin’ Else
Justin Timberlake – Justified (Studio Session) (2002)
Usher – What’s A Guy Gotta Do
Justin Timberlake & The Neptunes – Senorita (Improvised Jam Session) (MP3)
This is one of the tunes from the JT DVD that i’ve been working on the JUSTIFIED STUDIO SESSION Project since almost 4 years now. I’m making a Justified Studio Session album complete off the DVD Session of every track you see there. I never got the time to finish it up but i’m still working on it and I’m almost done. Y’all remember the Like I Love You Demo with Pharrell I edited 4 years ago, well thats from that project. Can’t wait to show y’all the whole thing I worked on. Thanks to Bruce Wayne, Aaron and Ilovenerd for the Info.
The Clipse are about to release a Til’ The Casket Drops Sampler for free at your local Play Cloths store, according to the playcloths blog. The Sampler will include 2 songs “Kinda Like A Big Deal & I’m Good” 2 videos of both songs, 2 posters and a sticker. Thanks to SLRS.
Clipse – Till The Casket Drops (2009) (September 29th)
Producers & Guests: The Runners, Swizz Beatz, Rick Rubin, Sean & LV, Justice League, Dame Grease, The Neptunes, Danjahands, DJ Khalil, Reefa, Boi 1-Da, Keri Hilson, Kenna, Cam’Ron, Timbaland, Scott Storch…
– Kinda Like A Big Deal feat. Kanye West (DJ Khalil)
– Popeye feat. Pharrell & Cam’Ron (Neptunes)
– Wretched Pitiful Poor Blind & Naked feat. Pharrell & Kenna (Neptunes)
– I’m Good feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
– Eyes On Me feat. Pharrell & Keri Hilson (Neptunes)
– Never Will It Stop feat. Ab Liva (Added New)
– Money On The Roof (Added New)
Pop star Michael Jackson dies after suffering cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at the age of 50.
Well this would be one smokin’ hot (and stylish) couple! After stopping by her agent’s office yesterday afternoon, Rihanna ditched her blazer and got her flirt on with legendary record producer Pharrell Williams! The two were snapped exchanging a hug in Beverly Hills, but not before chatting it up and looking pretty enamored with one another! I mean, who could resist Rihanna?
Thanks To Bruce Wayne.
Another Chris Brown ~ Neptunes collabo just leaked onto the net called “Not My Fault” off his 3rd Studio Album “Graffiti” (Due this Fall). I’m sure the song is referring to Rihanna, dope tune.
Update: June 25th
The publicist for The Neptunes said the music was a demo recorded three years ago.
Update: June 24th
New Chris Brown Songs Are Actually Old Demos Label Says. Songs including ‘Not My Fault’ are being falsely promoted as new material from Chris,’ rep says. Late last month, Chris Brown posted a video online in which he said he’s working on a new album called Graffiti and planned to release a new single this summer — however, music is popping up sooner than he intended. Over the past few weeks, several Brown songs have been circulating on the Internet and late Tuesday night, his record company released a statement saying that the songs are not legitimate releases. “Countering misleading reports of ‘new’ Chris Brown music: there are no ‘new’ songs from Chris Brown currently being promoted by Chris or his record label,” a representative for Jive Records said in a statement. “There are several old demos circulating that are being falsely promoted as new material from Chris.”
Two of the songs in question — “Not My Fault” and “Smash” — have been tagged with unfortunate titles, given Brown’s recent legal issues stemming from his alleged altercation with Rihanna. On Monday, Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community service and five years’ probation. “Not My Fault” is an uptempo number produced by The Neptunes. The record is about a young lady who falls to pieces after Brown shuns her. The woman in the song is so hurt that Brown sings about her mother calling him and saying her daughter won’t eat or sleep. “Shorty is caught up, from a long night,” Brown sings. “She’s ready to fall, but see, it’s all right … That’s not my fault, right?”
Chris Brown – Not My Fault feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
Chris Brown – Graffiti (2009) (Fall)
– I Need You feat. Pharrell
– Not My Fault feat. Pharrell
Here is the “Kill Dem” Remix featuring Mavado & Bounty Killer, Off “Kill Dem CDM”
Drake talked to DC’s WPGC 95.5 about his upcoming Young Money tour, his future signing, the Rihanna rumors and working with The Neptunes. Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian actor and recording artist. He is best known for playing Jimmy Brooks, the basketball star that became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate on Degrassi: The Next Generation. As a rapper, he performs under the mononym Drake, and is often billed as the new version of The Fresh Prince. His first studio album, Thank Me Later is expected to be released later this year on a yet to be determined record label.
There is a charity auction at buyoncegivetwice.co.uk with some t-shirts with the artwork donated by celebrities to help raise money for charity including a design from the Pharrell, Check it out. Thanks To hanban11.
Pharrell Williams T-Shirt
T-shirt featuring artwork generously donated by Pharrell from The Neptunes, size Medium. This t-shirt is exclusive in the UK to BuyOnceGiveTwice.
A £4.99 post and packaging charge applies.
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Do Y’all remember the Moby Remix featuring Kelis and Pharrell on the beatbox from 1999, well we all thought it’s a Neptunes Remix since Pharrell was on beatbox although it didn’t really sound like a Neptunes Remix since its from that 1999/2000 neptunes era with the typical neptunes kick. So according to Discogs.com, the Honey Remix is remixed by the Fafu and not The Neptunes. Thanks to Tha_G for the info.
It has just been confirmed that “Giving Myself” will serve as the official third single from Jennifer Hudsons self-titled debut album. The Robin Thicke produced and penned ballad has recently been sent to Urban AC radio formats, but there’s currently no news on a music video. The news comes as a surprise since the Timbaland produced “Pocketbook” was previously announced as the third single, with reports even emerging that a video had been shot. “Giving Myself” follows the successful “If This Isn’t Love“, which peaked at #5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart and #63 on the Hot 100, as well as performing extremely well on BET’s 106 & Park and topping the urban adult airplay charts. Thanks to Lestina.
Not too long ago, Pharrell told billboard.com that he was working with Incubus in the past days, so we thought we might see The Neptunes on the Greatest Hits & Rarrities album “Monuments & Melodies“of Incubus, but The Neptunes arent on there. it seems like they’ll be on Incubus’ 8th studio album next year (hope so). I don’t know how many times i mentioned this already but Incubus made the best Alter/Rock album ever in 1997 called “S.C.I.E.N.C.E.” I still got that album in my MP3 player since the last 7 years, so it woulda been pretty awesome to hear a Incubus ~ The Neptunes collabo.
Check that album out, It’s Awesome !!!
Santigold has started work on the follow-up to her 2008 self-titled debut album with producer Pharrell Williams. The singer told NYLON that she had enlisted Williams as well as Diplo and Switch, who worked on her debut, and rap/dance outfit Spank Rock on production duties on the album. She explained that she plans to begin the proper recording process of the album in August, although she had already laid down a few “bucket”-related ideas with Williams. “We went in the studio and he [Williams] was like, ‘I’ll just play the buckets’,” she said. “It was like, ‘Boom, ah, buh-doom, ah!’.” Santigold listed Otis Redding and ’80s rapper Egyptian Lover as influences for the forthcoming album.
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