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August 2009

The Neptunes To Remix Kings Of Leon Songs

Kings Of Leon
Epic Southern indie rock giants Kings Of Leon have given their permission for a new remix album based on their material. Kings Of Leon have entered a new echelon of fame with their latest album ‘Only By The Night’. A vast, stadium filling affair it may well be the band’s most accomplished effort yet, following on the heels of three acclaimed long players. However fans could be set to hear the material in a very unfamiliar light. In a new interview with Billboard drummer Nathan Followill revealed that the band’s material is set to be remixed by a host of familiar faces. The forthcoming remix album will see Kings Of Leon pulled apart and pieced back together again. In the new interview Followill reveals that the record came about after he heard that Justin Timberlake and Pharrell had remixed some Kings Of Leon songs unofficially.

“It’s neat to have these people who we would’ve jumped at the chance to work with ourselves…coming to us before we even get a chance to ask them,” Followill explained. “It’s amazing to hear your song played by these people who are so creative. Most of the time it takes me two or three listens to even wrap my head around, ‘Oh man, that’s our song’.” Among the names mooted for the new project are Lykke Li and Kenna. The drummer added that Kings Of Leon are set to immortalise their O2 Arena gigs back in July with a new concert film. “We figured what better place to make a live DVD than where the fans have been the craziest for the longest?” he reasoned. Fans hankering for new material may not have long to wait. Nathan Followill told the American entertainment magazine that Kings Of Leon want to be more adventurous. “There’s stuff that sounds like Radiohead. There’s stuff that sounds like Thin Lizzy. There’s stuff that sounds like The Band,” he said. “We’re pretty much to the point now where…we can be experimental and try stuff we would’ve been scared to death to try on the first couple of records.”

*clashmusic.com

Kings Of Leon – The Remix Album (2009)
- My Party (Chad Hugo & Kenna Remix)
- Untitled

Kings Of Leon – My Party (Kenna & Chad Hugo Remix)

Artst.com & Rock The Vote Contest

Rock The Vote
Rock The Vote and ARTST have partnered together to generate submissions for Rock The Vote’s Health Care design contest. Submit your best design that highlights their campaign for health care reform by August 28th. NERD, Andrew W.K., DJ Skee & Chester French will be the celebrity judge panel and pick their top five entries. Once the five entries are narrowed down it’ll be up to online voting for the winner at www.rockthevote.com. Voting will begin on September 1st. The design with the most votes on September 8th will be added to their online storefront and the winner will win a Rock The Vote prize pack.

*artst.com

Clipse Shopping At Family Affair (Denver)

The Neptunes On Timbaland’s Shock Value 2

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Timbaland
was on Ustream yesterday where he previewed some beats of Shock Value 2 and talked about some of the people he’s been working with for Shock Value 2 including  The Neptunes. Sweet, another Big White Spaceship ~ Vurneable collabo. Here is the complete list  with the people Timbaland is working with for Shock Value 2.

Timbaland – Shock Value 2 (2009) (December 22nd)
Producers & Guests:
Estelle, Danjahandz, Keri Hilson, The Jonas Brothers, Daughtry, Hollywood Undead, Jim Beanz, Amar, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Usher, Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, Drake, The Neptunes, Sebastian…

*thetimbalandbuzz.com

Styleweekly.com ~ Clipse Interview

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Now signed to Columbia Records, after a number of tumultuous years with previous label Jive, the brothers are prepping the Oct. 20 release of their third LP, “Till The Casket Drops,” by touring the country with rap newbies The Cool Kids. Before the headlining trek brings them to the National on Aug. 31, Style spoke with Pusha T. by phone while he relaxed during an off day in San Diego.

Style: Do you view performing Virginia shows any differently from shows in other markets?
Pusha T: I always look at Virginia as a homecoming. You know, we spend a lot of time touring and going overseas. … but at the end of the day, when we’re coming home it’s always a big deal.

S:Do you feel any special responsibility to rep Virginia as artists from here?
P:Yeah, I think so. I think being from Virginia and being one of the ambassadors as far as lyricists go within the hip-hop game. … we gotta hold it down. That’s where we’re from and that’s what we are about. Being from Virginia is part of the aesthetic that has made people gravitate towards the Clipse.

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Robin Thicke Has A Cameo In Queen Latifah Video ‘Fast Car’, Working With Danjahandz

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According to  Ms Lago, Robin has been in the studio with Danjahandz to work on his new album. „ PoetED@Lukefieldin yea working with both Danja & Ms. Lago is amazing. learning so much.“ Over the years, Queen Latifah has rubbed shoulders with countless people in music and film industry. So it’s no surprise that on Sunday, on the set of the video for her new single, “Fast Car,” Missy Elliott (also featured on the record), Common, Robin Thicke and his wife, actress Paula Patton, shot their cameos for the video. “I just asked them,” Latifah said, “and I really appreciate all of them showing up, because they all have really busy schedules. They got to drive these Mustangs around this track a little, put the pedal to the metal, which is always fun.”

The video was shot at Wall Township Speedway in South Belmar, New Jersey. Latifah, Common and Thicke all got a chance to drive around the racetrack in their own individual Ford Mustangs before the rain came down. Latifah stars along side both Common and Paula Patton in the upcoming romantic comedy, “Just Wright.”Latifah stars as a physical therapist Lesile Wright who falls for a pro basketball player played by Mehcad Brooks. She said they’ve built a rapport, while on set. Robin Thicke said he and Latifah had been friends for 10 years, so he jumped at the opportunity when asked. However, he did seem most excited to drive around the racetrack. “I was getting my Ricky Bobby on!” he said. “If you’re not first you’re last.” Thanks To Lukehaze.

*mtv.com

Robin Thicke – 4th Studio Album (2009) (Fall)
Producers & Guests: Jeffrey Bahsker, The Surf Club, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Danjahandz, Ms. Lago…

J-Menace Working With Chad Hugo

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J-Menace
is in the studio adding the final touches to his world debut album “CoExist” in Virginia with his manager Kendall R. Davies and Chad Hugo. Thanks to Dre.

*myspace.com/jmenacetv

Chad Hugo & J-Menace In The Studio

Gwen Stefani – Wind It Up feat. Pharrell (1st Version With Sample) (05′)

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This is the Early version of Wind It Up from 2005 where they used the serbian sample “The Wedding” from Goran Bregovic. They later removed the sample as we all know. Here are both versions.

Gwen Stefani – Wind It Up feat. Pharrell (1st Version With Sample) (Live & Studio) (05′)

Queen Latifah – If He Wanna feat. Serani (Neptunes)

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Here is the three years old tune off Queen Latifah’s new album “Persona” that was actually planed for her 2006 album but it didn’t fit the concept that day anyways it’s featuring Serano and not Pharrell and it’s called “If He Wanna” and  not “If You Want To“. Thanks To bigmac2098.

Queen Latifah – If He Wanna feat. Serani (Neptunes)

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One Neptunes Track On Jigga’s Blueprint 3, Full Credits

It seems like the official tracklist of Blueprint 3 is out and The Neptunes got one tune on there but it ain’t Brooklyn Girl,  its called „So Ambitious feat. Pharrell“.

*jay-z.com
blueprint-3

Jay-Z – Blueprint 3 (2009) (September 11th)
01 – What We Talkin’ About feat. Luke Steele (Kanye West, No I.D.)
02 – Thank You (Kanye West, No I.D.)
03 – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) (No I.D.)
04 – Run This Town feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Kanye West, No I.D.)
05 – Empire State Of Mind feat. Alicia Keys (Al Shux)
06 – Real As It Gets feat. Young Jeezy (The Incredibles)
07 – On To The Next One feat. (Swizz Beatz)
08 – Off That feat. Drake (Timbaland)
09 – A Star Is Born feat. J. Cole (Kanye West, No I.D.)
10 – Venus VS. Mars (Timbaland)
11 – Already Home feat. Kid Cudi (Kanye West)
12 – Hate feat. Kanye West (Kanye West)
13 – Reminder (Timbaland)
14 – So Ambitious feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes)
15 – Young Forever feat. Mr. Hudson (Kanye West)

Leftovers
- Brooklyn Girl feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes)

Pharrell To Be Featured On Memphis Bleek’s New Album

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After Memphis Bleek left Jay-Z’s label situation for the first time in nearly 15 years, many wondered what would become of the other Marcy Projects emcee. Today it was announced that Bleek’s return, while not through Roc Nation Records, will come courtesy of Jay-Z’s involvement as an executive producer. The Process is due November 24, on Mass Appeal Entertainment. The Universal-distributed label will release an album boasting production from Just Blaze, No I.D. and others, while featuring Pharrell, Rick Ross and Jay-Z.

“The Process has been exactly that a process.aking what I’ve learned from a teacher and creating my own school. It’s time for me to handle my own business as a man and Mass Appeal supports the vision. I’m ready to share The Process and Get Low Records with the world and along with Mass Appeal, I’m excited to take the next steps in my career independently,” said Bleek in a statement. Pharrell probably is also producing for Bleek but hiphopdx.com is saying he is only featured on the album, we’ll see.

*hiphopdx.com

Memphis Bleek – Untitled (2009) (November 24th)
- Untitled feat. Pharrell

A Day In The Life of Clinton Sparks At The Chester French Tour

Christina Aguilera To Work With The Neptunes

christina-aguileraM.I.A, Santigold and Goldfrapp are among trendy artists lined up for XTina. Christina Aguilera has confirmed some of music’s coolest artists will feature on her next album. Santigold (formerly Santogold), M.I.A, Lady Tron, Goldfrapp and singer Sia will all appear on the star’s next disc. In an interview with A.P.E Radio she said: “I think I’m most proud of this work than I’ve ever been, just because I worked with so many amazing and incredibly talented people.”

The Neptunes and Major Lazer are also rumoured to be contributing beats to the album. Christina continued: “I really like to step outside of my own box. The result was just crazy magic. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy on the record. Lots of good stuff in store!”

*mtv.co.uk

Alesha Dixon Is Working With Chad Hugo

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Ex-member of UK Garage girl group Mis-Teeq, Alesha Dixon is workin on her 3rd Studio album which is due this year. The Strictly champ is working with Gary Barlow on new material. “It makes a change from climbing a mountain for Comic Relief. He is so talented – hopefully the songs will be better than the ones we sang round the campfire on Kilimanjaro.” Alesha has also recorded a new single, Black Cloud, due out in October. The song was written by Chad Hugo who also produced the track as half of The Neptunes.

*http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2590885/Alesha-Dixon-is-working-with-Gary-Barlow-on-new-material-in-Los-Angeles.html

Pharrell’s Plane Talk

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Pharrell Williams
nearly missed playing a headline slot at a Copenhagen festival after nattering with Playlist. In a strange twist of musical madness, our Natalie bumped into the NERD frontman at the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, left. So keen was the down-to-earth star, 36, to carry on the chinwag, he had to skip the duty-free shopping and make a mad dash through the airport before his gate closed. The rapper said: “I love playing in the UK but was disappointed about the sound problems we had at Glastonbury. “It’s dope that Playlist came down and checked us out.” Pharrell added that Alesha Dixon was among his top British acts and labelled his star fan Just Jack “cool”.

*dailystar.co.uk

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