Update: July 31st
„A blogger friend of mine contacted RT’s management to get the facts on the song. I’m not sure if it was Neil or not but he was told that the song was old and would not be on the album. He later removed the song from his site. He put up the explanation on his website and twitter site but I doubt any of the other sites care enough to correct it. They are not embarrassed by the song, they just don’t like anyone thinking it’s the first single or a new recording. They also think Scott Storch was the one to leak it. Some of the links have been removed but once something hits the net, you can never get it back.“ Thanks To Cynic27.
Update: July 27th
Robin Thicke is currently working on his 4th Studio Album which is due end of the year and a new Thicke track just leaked called “Dirty It Up” produced by Scott Storch, pretty nice tune sounds unfinished though and its good to see Storch back producing.
Robin Thicke – Dirty It Up (Scott Storch)
Robin Thicke – 4th Studio Album (2009)
Producers & Guests: Jeffrey Bahsker, The Surf Club, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz…
Virginia duo The Clipse are known just as well for their cocaine affiliation as they are for their clever rhymes about the street life and what to do with all that money. However I just got word this morning that the two may be checking into Detox or already have. Of course I’m talking about the long awaited mythical Detox album from Dr. Dre. The album is said to be near completion after a decade and the finishing touches are now being put on it.
The Clipse I’m hearing were called in last weekend and instantly agreed to be a part of the project, writing for Dre. Other people known to be working on Detox are of course Eminem, 50 Cent, and others such as Jay-Z, and even Kanye West. I’m not sure I even care about this album anymore. I’m just waiting for it to drop, if it ever will and that’s it. in any case though this is definitely a good look for The Clipse. These two deserve any kind of shine they get so congrats to them.
You know that Avery Storm’s first solo album is going to be interesting when, prior to its September release, some of his recent efforts include one of the few remixes of Jay-Z’s “Death of Autotune” off the Jiggaman’s soon-to-be-heard, Blueprint 3. Avery is among a handful of producers who somehow got his hands on the instrumental, then overlaid vocals. His remixing talent is just a taste of what’s to come, though. Avery recently played me a batch of new material off his new album, Shotgun Love, at Quad Studios in New York. The songs are filled with the kind of beats ideal for summertime blasting from cars and clubs both. The songs are hot, and Nelly seems to think so too. After all, Shotgun Love is being released on the rapper’s Derrty Entertainment label with a slew of guest producers and artists. Pharrell backs him too—not so bad to have two heavyweights already in your corner.
Avery is still figuring out the album’s sequence; he has a mere 300 tracks to choose from. “The way I’m going to narrow it down is what is most accurate to me at the moment and most true. But I’m pretty much already there and know what it’s going to be—about 13 songs in total.” Avery played me the album’s single, “Not Like My Girl,” featuring rapper Rick Ross with The Runners producing, plus “Terrified” featuring Jadakiss, “My Life”, “Mistakes”, and the album’s namesake intro “Shotgun Love.” “Terrified” is my personal favorite; it’s heavy, and hearing it for the first time in a soundproof studio at highest possible volume with Avery singing along was certainly an experience.
Avery Storm & Pharrell
60 Rappers In 60 Days
The VA boys are making the album you’ve been dreaming about. The Clipse are ready to get what they deserve. After years of being acknowledged as hip hop’s most lyrical duo, the brothers Thornton want more. Til The Casket Drops (Re-Up Gang/Columbia), their third album (on their third record label), drops this summer and they’re taking calculated steps to make sure they win big critically—and commercially. VIBE caught up with Terrence “Pusha T” Thornton, 32, and Gene “Malice” Thornton, 36, to talk about how they’ll sneak in those slick rhymes, when the rap game got real, and why your favorite song isn’t on their radar.
VIBE: The Neptunes handled most of the production on your last two albums—what’s changed?
Pusha T: I think that this album was just about growth and catering to the fans. I think that a lot of people wanted to hear us on other production. I think that was the biggest thing. I think people love the Clipse but [we’d] always hear, “Yo, we wanna hear y’all on such and such and so and so.” And it’s a growing point for the Clipse. It was like, Damn, let’s venture out and make every part of this album an event. There’s a couple features on the album that aren’t just family-oriented. We worked with different producers. Everything just needs to be different and eventful.
V:It sounds like you’re tight-lipped about who you’re working with. Can you let a couple secrets out of the bag on the production end?
P: On the production end you got Sean C & LV…DJ Khalil…Swizz Beatz. You got The Neptunes. You got Nottz. On the feature tip, we got Cam’Ron. We got Kanye West. That’s what’s etched in stone as of right now.
Nas and his estranged wife, Kelis, have welcomed a baby boy named Knight to the hip-hop world, according to the Queens rapper. In a video recorded by Video Music Box and posted online, Nas revealed the name of his newborn. “My son is born today, so shout-out to my son, Knight,” the rapper says in a clip, which is stamped with Tuesday’s date. Kelis went into labor on Tuesday, but a representative for the singer had not confirmed details of her delivery as of press time. The couple publicly announced the pregnancy in January after being married for four years. The pair appeared to be in good spirits months after the announcement as they solicited names for their child from MTVNews.com readers. However, just two weeks after the solicitations, Kelis unexpectedly filed for divorce from her husband. Congrats from the whole theneptunes.org team.
Three years ago, back in 2006, I did an update on grindin.free.fr about Queen Latifah workin on her 6th album ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ (2007) with The Neptunes but it didn’t make the final cut. Queen Latifah is finally releasing her 7th Studio album „Persona“ which is due August 25th. Queen Latifah’s 9th studio album was executive produced by Cool & Dre and apparently by Pharrell according to rap-up.com, with appearances from hip-hop and R&B royalty including Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, and Boyz II Men. Thanks To Skateboard.
Oh boy. So yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity to get a advance listening to one of my favorite groups out there, Clipse. If you don’t know, in my humble opinion, they are one of the hottest groups out there. Not to mention, Til The Casket Drops is one of the albums I’ve been looking forward to this year. But back to manuscript. My man @StevenVictor came through the other day and gave us a listen to about 10 of the 14 tracks set to be on Til The Casket Drops. Let me tell you though. Not one track disappointed in my mind. And The Neptunes, who produced 8 of the tracks, came through with some heat! Sean C & LV provided some production as well as “Kinda Like A Big Deal” beatsmith, DJ Khalil. All three producers provided the perfect backdrop for Malice & Pusha T. to lay down there impetuous verses.
Standout tracks like “Back By Popular Demand aka Popeye“, with a witty verse from Harlemite Cam’Ron, “Champions” and “Show Off” have been running through my head all day. The leaked “Eyes On Me” featuring Keri Hilson, sounds much different from the one circulating around the internet lately. I’m not going to go into too much more detail, but I was impressed by what The Brother Thornton have been cooking up all these months. Some of the features tentatively lined up for the album included, Rick Ross, Ab-Liva, Pharrell, Keri Hilson, Kenna and Drake. The album is set to be out on October 20th so keep your eyes open for new Clipse singles coming out soon. Oh yeah, and the “I’m Good” video is on its way!
Clipse – Til The Casket Drops (2009) (October 20th)
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)
- Show Off feat. Drake (Neptunes)
- I’m Good feat. Rick Ross (Remix) (Neptunes)
- Maybach Music feat. Fabolous, Drake & Rick Ross (Remix)
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