What better way to kick off the 2010 BET Awards than with a pre-show that will get everyone hyped up for the main event. “BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW: LIVE! RED! READY!” will be hosted by “106 & Park’s” own Terrence, Rocsi and DJ Prostyle, and feature a star-studded lineup of talent. Opening things up, N*E*R*D is going to hit the main stage and mark their return to the game with a performance like never before. Later in the show, Soulja Boy will make his presence felt with his usual energetic performance.
Other confirmed performances for this exciting pre-show before the show include So So Def’s Dondria performing with CEO Jermaine Dupri, Roscoe Dash, Cali Swag District, and Grand Hustle’s newest sensation B.o.B. BET host Alesha Renee will be handling the correspondent duties at the 360 Cover Cam, while the always entertaining Nick Cannon will be at the top of the Red Carpet interviewing the night’s stars. The performances will be live, the carpet will be red, and the audience will be ready when “BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW: LIVE! RED! READY!” gets the party started right. Don’t miss it on Sunday, June 27 at 6PM/5C. Thanks to WhyPR.
“Rappers, man, too many rappers. I should know.” Pharrell Williams can see the irony. Here he is, the hip-hopper who is so hip it hurts, discussing how his favorite cars, the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, have become too popular — with rappers. “In the early days, the cars were rarities,” he says. Williams bought one of the first Phantoms and stuck it center stage in his “Drop It Like It’s Hot” video. But turn on MTV now and every rapper and his Snoop Dogg, he says, has one. “They’re kind of ubiquitous.” But he’s not giving up. “The saving grace is: It’s still a Rolls. It’s still got those details that no one else does.”
Detail matters to Williams. The Virginia-born mogul has spent the past decade composing “just so” avant-garde beats, bespoke bass lines, and 24-carat melodies for Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, and Nelly. He has released a solo album of his trademark staccato beats and crisp raps, and he records and performs with his own band, N*E*R*D. He designs his own fashion labels — Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream – and fashions bespoke jewelry for Louis Vuitton in a joint venture with LV’s chief designer Marc Jacobs. When he is not “wearing himself,” he dresses in Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren Purple Label Couture.
N*E*R*D sent fans into a frenzy on Wednesday night (Jun 16th) when they brought surprise guest Lupe Fiasco onstage with them at a free show in New York. The hitmakers, fronted by Pharrell, performed at the fabled Brooklyn Bowl and treated devotees to a slew of hits, including She Wants To Move, Spaz, Lapdance, Sooner Or Later and their new track Hot & Fun. But the audience went into overdrive when they introduced Fiasco for a performance of Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom) (Remix). The Superstar rapper hung out on stage with Williams, Shay and Chad Hugo as they jammed with their band, before returning for an encore with Rock Star.
Here is some new material by Rhea, so its true she’s gone solo and i guess she’ll stay on Star Trak, anyways check out her new single produced by The Neptunes called My Motorcycle live at the E3 Event, pretty nice tune and it looks like it’ll be on the new True Crime game.
Rhea – My Motorcycle (The Neptunes)
Live at the E3 Event.
Updated: June 14th
According to jeuxvideo.com, Activision has revealed that Pharrell will compose all the songs of the video game True Crime 3: Hong Kong and that Rhea will be part of that. The game is scheduled for September 21st published by Activision,developed by United Front Games exclusively only for Xbox 360 *sadface*. Inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers, True Crime follows the story of detective Wei Shen as he infiltrates one of Hong Kong’s notorious Triad crime syndicates. As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment.
In order to ascend the ranks of the underworld, gamers will engage in visceral, fast-paced martial arts combat and explosive gunfights, along with high-octane driving sequences and acrobatic free-running chases as they go deeper and deeper undercover. Set in Hong Kong, True Crime takes gamers through diverse neighborhoods, ranging from the high class Central HK to the bustling fish markets of Aberdeen and beyond in a wide variety of story missions and sandbox activities. The game also introduces handfuls of intriguing characters for gamers to interact with as they navigate through a truly unique and dangerous city, thanks to poleta77.
True Crime 3: Hong Kong (Trailer)
True Crime 3: Hong Kong (Gameplay)
Star Trak Records contacted Fro Rojas to do several videos to tease the upcoming release of their latest single ‘Hot & Fun’ . The idea was to capture some everyday moments of what ‘Hot & Fun’ can be to different people. These are all meant as teasers for the new single, thanks to MartianSky. Director: Fro Rojas, DP: Sherman Johnson, Production: Ricky Cassvan.
N*E*R*D – Hot & Fun (Shopping Version)
Shot at Mina Boutique in Miami Beach, Models: Monica Minagorri, Mich Minagorri and Mary Minagorri.
N*E*R*D – Hot & Fun (Dancer Version)
Dancer: Amanda De La Nuez.
N*E*R*D – Hot & Fun (Party Version)
Shot at Melvins/Jesp house with a cast of classy peeps.
N*E*R*D – Hot & Fun (Skate Version)
Check out this hilarious commercial lol, thanks to nerdnigga.
Rhapsody x Vizio: The Art of Dance
CNN education contributor Steve Perry talks to Pharrell about how to help america’s youth. Pharrell is a global icon. He has sold more than 1 million albums, performed on every corner of the globe and earlier this year he called to ask how he can help kids. You’re going to see how this American music phenomenon is the epitome of Perry’s Principles. He proves the first of Perry’s Principles – everyone should care about public education because everybody can do something to improve it. Pharrell is intelligent and engaging. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I was by the depth of his thoughts. I left the interview inspired.
Get Him To The Greek With P. Diddy & Pharrell
Director Nicholas Stoller Talking About The Pharrell Cameo In ‘Get Him To The Greek’
Collider.com: I’m curious obviously everyone’s going to ask you, but I’m going to ask you again about Sean Combs. Now that I’ve seen his work and I see how funny he was, were you ever nervous that maybe this isn’t going to play out?
Stoller: No, because…well when I was writing the script I thought he is this guy. I really hoped…I kept imagining him as that guy. And then he came in to audition and I was really nervous because I really wanted him to do Greek, you know? And he…I didn’t know who else I could cast. And he was amazing in the audition. Really funny. And then at the table read he killed. He was just hilarious in the table read. And I kept expanding his part because of that. And so then when we were shooting on-set, he was really…he was quite…he was just awesome. I mean he came to set really prepared and then we would have to kind of shake him out of just doing the script.
Like he was focused on the script and it took him a little bit of time to realize that we do a lot of improv and we throw the script out. We tell him we throw out jokes and Jonah would actually like say weird stuff to try to get him to react in weird ways and he was just a genius. I mean he was really, really funny at improv and really just quick and came up with just the weirdest funniest stuff. And I remember like that scene with Pharrell where they’re at the music video shoot, we have this on camera actually, Pharrell’s confused because we weren’t doing the script. We were doing all this improv and then Diddy says to him… Pharrell’s like I don’t understand what’s going on and Diddy goes, “We do a lot of improv”. (laughter) I remember being we just made him into a comedy nerd. We somehow turned Sean Combs into a comedy nerd, so.
Updated: May 21st
It looks like Pharrell will have a little cameo appearance in the new Nicholas Stoller movie (Loved Yes Man & Forgetting Sarah Marshall) called ‘Get Him To The Greek’ featuring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Aziz Ansari, Christina Aguilera and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. The Plot: Aaron Greenberg (Hill) gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. British rocker Aldous Snow (Brand) is both a brilliant musician and walking sex. Weary of yes men and piles of money, the former front man is searching for the meaning of life.
But that doesnt mean he cant have a few orgies while he finds it. When he learns his true love is in California, Aldous makes it his quest to win her backright before kick-starting his world domination. As the countdown to the concert begins, one intern must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek, thanks to MartianSky.
Pharrell & Diddy On The Set Of Get Him To The Greek
Get Him To The Greek (2010) (Trailer)
Release Dates For Get Him To The Greek (2010)
USA – 4 June
Australia – 17 June
Iceland – 18 June
UK – 25 June
Estonia – 30 July
Turkey – 6 August
Netherlands – 12 August
France – 18 August
Germany – 26 August
Spain – 27 August
Sweden – 27 August
Denmark – 1 September
Finland – 3 September
Argentina – 9 September
Pharrell and Asher Roth put on the finishing touches of some of the songs off of Asher’s upcoming album, “The Spaghetti Tree“. We went to University of Miami’s campus to find the worlds greatest adlibers (to give the song the obvious sounds it was missing), and it was pretty cool/funny to see the music genius Pharrell produce this session. If it wasn’t for the Cuban food and the humidity, I would have thought it was 2 years ago, and Pharrell and Ash were in the West Chester basement where we recorded this video. Thanks to DruBerkley & BOYDERCAM.
Asher Roth – Mr. Me Too (Freestyle)
N*E*R*D’s newest video Hot & Fun will be premiered On Thursday June 17th on 106 & Park, apparently the video supposed to premier yesterday unfortunately the date has been pushed back, Star Trak even push back Videos *muhfakka we dem star trak riders* lmao.
Y’all wondering what happened to the N*E*R*D collaboration, well, who knows, its prolly been just a hype thing to get The Decadence Mixtape *sadface*.
Christian Rich – The Decadence (2010)
01 – P’s Intro feat. Pharrell
02 – Hello Virgin
03 – Famous Girl
04 – Nothing Like Trouble
05 – Stacks
06 – Malicious feat. Shanell
07 – Break Ups feat. Pusha T. & Cheyenne
08 – Private Secret feat. Ashlie Luckett
09 – Breakfast At Tiffany’s feat. Cheyenne
10 – My First Model feat. GLC
11 – Lady Of The Night feat. Y-O
12 – No Victory
13 – Famous Girl (Peter Bjorn Remix)
14 – Famous Girl (DJ DStar & DJ Benzi Remix)
15 – Famous Girl (Clinton Sparks & DJ Snake Remix)
Total Size: 162,76MB
Pharrell Endorsement Of Christian Rich – The Decadence
Here is another Alyssa Bernal Youtube video covering the Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars’ tune called Billionaire.
CEO of Billionaries Boys Club Pharrell recently commented on Erykah Badu’s controversial video, “Window Seat.” If you haven’t seen the music video yet, Ms. Badu reveals her artistic side by stripping off her clothes down to bare-nude for the cameras while she struts her stuff down the street. The talented producer Pharrell recently sat-down with 93.9 WKYS to discuss Erykah Badu’s assets stating: “I have been telling dudes for years what she looked like. But no one believed me. When the video dropped, [men] were calling me Noah, because I told them that there was a mothership of love in that woman.”
N*E*R*D On The EZstreet Show On Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu – Window Seat
Chester French went to Chicago last week to meet with Pharrell and Chad about the new album and to see the N.E.R.D. / Janelle Monae / Erykah Badu show.
Bun B. is about to release his long anticipated album Trill O.G. (a play on the word “trilogy”) on August 3rd. This is the third solo studio album by UGK member Bun B., and will be the third album in his Trill series. The album is set to be released under Universal Motown after leaving Asylum Records with The Neptunes produced track called ‘All A Dream’ featuring LeToya Luckett.
Bun B. – Trill O.G. (2010) (August 3rd)
– All A Dream feat. LeToya Luckett (The Neptunes)
Early Days With Clipse
If you didn’t see Pharrell in Chicago last week, you might be one of the few. The N.E.R.D. singer and Grammy-winning producer was spotted just about everywhere while in town opening for Erykah Badu at the Chicago Theatre. Williams had dinner with nine people, one of whom was celebrating a birthday, at Japonais on Monday and was back again with the same group Tuesday. On Wednesday, Williams, who makes a cameo in the new comedy “Get Him To The Greek” and co-wrote the score to the upcoming animated film “Despicable Me,” shopped at the Prada store and had dinner at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. After his band’s Chicago Theatre performance, he was spotted at Jbar at The James Hotel, The Shrine, Crescendo and Y Bar. The “Frontin” singer returned to Joe’s Seafood less than 24 hours later for lunch Thursday and performed again at the Chicago Theatre that night.
Here is a new tune of Natasha Ramos called DJ Make Me Move, produced by Troy Oliver, thanks to Goobersnattch.
Shae Haley’s latest signee Chicago-raised Twin brothers Taiwo “Christian” Hassan and Kehinde “Rich” Hassan aka Christian Rich have been interviewed by Dr. Jays where they talked about producing Clipse’s ‘I’m Serious’ and hooking up with Chester French.
Dr. Jays: The name Christian Rich is derived from Christian Dior, the clothing company. Describe your personal fashion style?
Christian Rich: Christian and Rich are our nicknames. Our style is like the cool cats back in the day, like Frank Sinatra or James Dean. We love brands like Operations, Gant, Comme De Garcons, Burberry, Rocksmith, 10.Deep, etc. We like classy looks with a modern twist. But sometimes you might catch us rocking some BBC or Ice Cream going to the movies, etc.
Dr. J: You guys have worked with artists including Diddy, N.E.R.D., Clinton Sparks and Lil’ Kim. Can you please give us some of your production credits?
Lil’ Kim – Get In Touch With Us feat. Styles P.
Clipse – I’m Serious
Raekwon – Big Spender
Foxy Brown – Jumpin’ feat. Fox 5
Young Gunz – Problems
Kardinal Offishall – Hey U
Willy Northpole – Get Up, Get Down
Clinton Sparks – Don’t Look Back
Dr. J: What instruments do you guys play?
CR: We play drums and keyboards. We’re trying to learn the guitar and violin now.
Dr. J: When did you guys start to DJ?
CR: We started deejaying in college, but officially added it to our resume in 2008 in New York. We felt the need to test our records, while keeping our brand alive when we didn’t do performance shows.
Dr. J: Let’s go back a few years. Where did you both attend college? What did you study? Did you think music would be your occupation?
CR: We attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. We both studied advertising/marketing, hence our knowledge in branding. But we were doing music back then; we actually made our first platinum record in college. So we were always drawn to music as a career early on.
Dr. J: You’ve been working with Nipsey Hu$$le out in LA. Are there any other LA-based artists you’re working with?
CR: Nipsey’s a very smart, cool guy. We got a lot of homies in LA. Our favorites are U-N-I. We did a record for our tape called ‘Lady Of The Night’ with them. That record is insane. We’re also going back and forth with Pac Div’s team.
Dr. J: You formerly resided in Atlanta. Which artists have you been working with down there?
CR: We had a production situation down there, so we worked with a few people. I won’t mention many names, but the most fruitful one has been with Shanell of Young Money.
Dr. J: Your last single, “Famous Girl” was originally for Shanell. Can we anticipate more Young Money collaborations in the near future?
CR: I’m shocked you even knew that detail about it. The record was for Shanell, but we just rocked with it for us. But Shanell is on [their upcoming mixtape] The Decadence with this record called ‘Malicious.’ It has this Kelis ‘Milkshake’ feel. Shanell did a great job with that track. We hope to create more with her for our future works.
Dr. J: Christian Rich reminds me of Chester French (one of my favorites). How about forming a super group with DA and Max? Or at least a collaboration?
CR: I see a super group with the boys but no time soon. We actually have talked on the phone a few times about working on some songs. We might do something for our official album, but it’s all in due time really.
Dr. J: Are you guys still rocking Air Jordan’s Number 8s? Name your top three favorite pairs of kicks in your closet.
CR: Oh yeah, love them Mike’s as we say in Chicago! Jordan’s in Chicago are so serious. When we wear our number 6 Jordan’s in Chicago it becomes a show. That name and brand is a treasure to us. But the top three sneakers for us would be Jordan 6’s, the David Robinson Nike’s from 1993 which I designed for Nike when I was nine (I know; it’s a very long story), and the Ken Griffey’s.
Dr. J: Explain how you got involved with the David Robinson Nike’s from 1993?
CR: I designed some shoes and sent it to Nike and they sent me letters and forms and made them. The story is longer but in a nutshell that’s the fun part of it!
Christian Rich will be releasing their mixtape The Decadence this June with Clinton Sparks and Mick Boogie. The mixtape has features from Pharrell Williams, Pusha T. of the Clipse, Rhea (formally of N.E.R.D.), Diplo, DJ Benzi, Peter, Bjorn and John and more.
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