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On ‘RapFix Live,’ Swizz recounted the epic meeting of the super-producer minds. It was a picture worth a thousand tweets: multi-platinum producers Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Swizz Beatz all working together in one studio. The image was snapped by Clinton Sparks and posted on his Twitter earlier this month. During MTV News‘ “RapFix Live” on Thursday (August 26), Swizz explained that the trio were booked in the same studio — Swizz to work with N*E*R*D and Kanye to work on Swizzy‘s forthcoming solo effort. By the end of the night, though, they all converged and had a “real down-to-earth conversation; I think hip-hop needs more of that,” Swizz recalled. “It’s really confidential, I’m not even gonna front,”
Swizz said about what went down that night. “I don’t want to be the person to let all the news out. I got to save some stories in case ‘Ye or P wanna elaborate on that. But just know that it was epic, and it was amazing to see such forces in the room, humbled but honest at the same time, comparing notes, comparing music.” The Ruff Ryders alum said the three producers are very “serious” when they discuss and critique each other’s work. But the respect level is so high that no one takes the suggestions personally, Swizz said. And he hopes that the “positive, competitive energy” they have together results in the best possible music. “If someone is saying ‘no’ to something or ‘It’s not right,’ the reason why is gonna come, and then the debate,” Swizz said of the process. “And you make the decision after that.”
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Nelly Furtado has confirmed that she’s recruited The Neptunes to produce tracks for her next English record ‘Lifestyle’, who, as you know, recently enlisted Nelly to feature on the new N*E*R*D record “Hot-N-Fun”. Besides The Neptunes, Nelly has teamed up with the lead singer of awesome electro band Passion Pit, to record what she describes as “a pretty ballad”. Nelly has also taken some interesting musical inspiration for Lifestyle, revealing to Flare Magazine that she’s penned a new song called “The Edge” that was inspired by the Tiger Woods cheating scandal.
In addition to the producers already mentioned, Nelly has also recorded several songs with dance DJ Tiesto, as well as Ryan Tedder and Salaam Remi. She’s even clocked in more than twenty tracks with Timbaland, but it’s currently unclear whether he’ll make the final cut of her album, after she announced back in March that Timbo probably wouldn’t appear on Lifestyle. Lifestyle is currently due this Fall, meaning that it’s on track for a fourth quarter release.
This is the alternate version of The Neptunes produced tune Don’t Look Back by Papa Roach which shoulda been on their platinum album Getting Away With Murder from 2004 but it just had a B-Side release on the lead single Getting Away With Murder. The version that features N*E*R*D on the track has been released on The Biker Boyz OST from 2003 which shoulda been also a single according to Pharrell, you can get both version below for your iPod, thanks to Aaron.
Pharrell Williams is battling an Italian fashion firm over his Ice Cream clothing line. He’s suing the Gilmar Group for blocking a trademark application on his brand name on grounds that it’s too similar to Gilmar’s Ice and Iceberg labels. The acclaimed music producer claims that adding the word “cream” — street slang for money — “creates a vastly different sound, appearance, meaning and overall commercial impression.” Iceberg is a company that was founded in Italy in 1962 and opened its first showroom in New York in 1991. Pharrell launched his Ice Cream collection in 2004, along with his other brand, Billionaire Boys Club.