Joblo.com just posted some new information about the new Voltron Movie which Pharrell will initially compose. Check out the cool new image of the Blue Lion below, which gives us a sense of the robot’s massive scale created by the Swedish up-and-comer and Oblivion artist Andree Wallin. For those anxiously awaiting an heir apparent to breathe fresh life into the massive-metal-monster genre, it looks like the oft-rumored Voltron movie may finally be gaining some traction.
It appears that Atlas Entertainment has taken the reins on the project and is gearing up a pretty impressive pitch. Apparently, they’ve hired the currently hot screenwriting tag-team of Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. The names may not sound familiar to you, but they might soon. The duo wrote the upcoming Conan flick, and are currently scribing the Dr. Strange and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune adaptations. Looks definitely awesome, thanks to crezendo.
N*E*R*D talk about their Favourite producers, thanks to KingKahn.
Oh, what a difference a summer makes. When VIBE caught up with Pusha T. back in May, he was at somewhat of a crossroads in his career. The Clipse—the duo comprised of himself and his brother Malice—had just announced that they were preparing to release solo albums, but neither had a solo deal at the time and there were no concrete plans in place for their immediate future. Fast forward to Sunday night (Sept. 12) and Pusha on stage with Kanye West at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards performing “Runaway,” the latest single from ‘Ye’s forthcoming album, reportedly titled Dark Twisted Fantasy. Just how did he push his way into this position? We caught up with Mr. Push-A-Ton to discuss the VMAs, the Kanye/Taylor Swift controversy, the making of ‘Ye’s new single and his role as the newest member of G.O.O.D. Music. Yeah, he’s good.
VIBE: Congrats on the big look Sunday. We were surprised to see you take the stage. No one had heard anything about you joining Kanye that night. When did ‘Ye get the idea to perform “Runaway” at the show and when did you find out you were joining him?
Pusha T: [Laughs] I have no idea when Kanye first got the idea to perform the song at the Video Music Awards, but the show was on, what…?
Pharrell & Co. had a Private Vieving in Versailles Castle without the thousands of visitors who visit the castle everyday. Versailles is closed to the public on Mondays so it was the perfect opportunity for Takashi Murakami to show Pharrell & Co. his exhibit.
According to Ryan Leslie’s facobook page, he is about to work with Chad Hugo: “Told the talented Chad Hugo of The Neptunes that we should collaborate. Here we are backstage at G-Star yesterday. He said: “There’s not much to be excited about in music right now.” I said: “Let’s make something exciting.” Thanks to John Parsons.
16th – 8:00 PM – Boston, MA, United States Orpheum Theatre
17th – 8:00 PM – New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
20th – 8:00 PM – Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
23rd – 8:00 PM – Atlantic City, NJ, United States Tropicana Casino
24th – 8:00 PM – Washington, DC, US DAR Constitution Hall
26th – 8:00 PM – Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
29th – 8:00 PM – Springfield, MO, NUS O’reilly Family Event Center
30th – 8:00 PM – Grant, OK Choctaw Event Center
31th – 8:00 PM – Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
2nd – 8:00 PM – Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
4th – 8:00 PM – Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
5th – 8:00 PM – Chicago, IL, United States Chicago Theatre
8th – 8:00 PM – Detroit, MI Fillmore- Detroit
9th – 8:00 PM – St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11th – 8:00 PM – Milwaukee, WI, United States Eagles Ballroom
12th – 8:00 PM – West Des Moines, IA, US Val Air Ballroom
14th – 8:00 PM – Denver, CO, United States Ogden Theatre
15th – 8:00 PM – Salt Lake City, UT, United States In The Venue
16th – 8:00 PM – Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
18th – 8:00 PM – Universal City (LA), CA Gibson Amphitheatre
20th – 8:00 PM – Temecula, CA, US Pechanga Resort & Casino
21st – 8:00 PM – San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
23rd – 8:00 PM – Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
24th – 8:00 PM – Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Tickets on sale Friday; 877-711-2946,
A good friend of mine WhyPR was also at the BBC/Ice Cream Fashion’s Night Out Event where she interviewed N*E*R*D about the new album and where Shay confirmed that Nothing will be out on October 19th, WhyPR also spoke to Christian Rich where they revealed that they won’t be featured on the track Victory but on the Hot-N-Fun remix? Check out the Interview, big props to WhyPR.
N*E*R*D – Nothing To Be Released On October 19th ?
Updated: September 11th
One of our forum member legend_killer116 has been at the BBC Fashion Night Out With N*E*R*D where they played ‘Nothing’ in the store and where legend_killer116 had afterwards the opportunity to talk with Shay. Mr. Haley told him that ‘Nothing’ will be relealsed due October 19th, check out what legend_killer116 said. “Hey guys I attended fashions night out and got one of the BBC tees they released, also got to meet N.E.R.D later after the performance they held outside and guess what? I spoke with Shay and he told me October 19th is the release date for Nothing, We should believe it lol cause I heard the album while in the store, which sounds great from the few I got a good listen too.” I hope this will be their last pushback :/.
N*E*R*D – Nothing
* Hot-N-Fun feat. Nelly Furtado (Single)
* Party People
* Help Me
* Make You Feel Good
* You’re So Perfect
* I’ve Seen The Light
* You’re The One
* For Sure
* The Man
* God Blessed Us All
* Perfect Defect
* Nothin’ On You
* The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
* In The Air
N*E*R*D – Nothing (Studio Session)
* Show Me Some Love
(+ 25 Tracks)
As one half of the legendary production tandem, The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams has experienced numerous triumphs in his career. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry today, but his work outside of the musical arena is where his legacy will be forever defined.
His other non-musical ventures include the Billionaire Boys Club clothing line and a partnership with Bionic Yarn, a textile firm that develops environmentally sustainable fabrics using recycled plastic bottles. But perhaps his latest undertaking will leave an indelible mark on the minds of the next generation.
Alongside his longtime friend, Mimi Valdes, he has co-founded a new venture, called Kidult. Mimi Valdes is the former editor-in-chief of VIBE and Latina magazines respectively. She has been in the entertainment industry for close to 20 years and has worked with some of the all-time greats in the business. In 2007, Williams reached out to Valdes to express his strong desire to build something geared toward his young fan base. In 2009, both Williams and Valdes went to work on constructing a blueprint for success and in January of this year they officially launched Kidult.com, a news and entertainment website for teens, created by Pharrell Williams.
“This is something I wish I had when I was growing up as a kid,” says Williams. “Most of the other kids I went to school with didn’t understand me as an individual and it was always more fun to have conversations with adults.” Kidult was created with that premise in mind; a place where kids who were misunderstood by their peers would have a place to voice their opinions and ideas with like-minded individuals with a desire to change the world they live in. This weekend, Soulculture.com had the esteemed pleasure to speak with Kidult Co-Founder, Mimi Valdes to learn more about the partnership she has embarked on with Williams and the vision they have for the venture as a whole.
The Fug Girls caught up with Mr. West at today’s Rodarte show to ask him why he hadn’t been on his Twitter game as of late. In which Kanye responded, saying he’s been working on his Runaway film. A 40-minute noir piece based on his new album. I’m color-correcting this film I shot in Prague a couple weeks ago. I want to edit the film on a boat. Where are the good editing boats? It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world. I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person, thanks to gio.
After performing with Kanye at the VMAs, Pusha T confirms to MTV’s RapFix that he’s officially signed with West’s label. There have been a few murmurings and rumors around about whether or not Pusha T, one-half of hip-hop duo the Clipse, has in fact signed with Kanye West. And if folks weren’t caught up in trying to figure out all the nuances in West’s tongue-in-cheek, seemingly self-deprecating Video Music Awards performance, hip-hop blogs might have gone haywire when Pusha T came out and dropped a verse on the debut of West’s single at Sunday night’s show.
After his performance, Pusha T did confirm to MTV News in the RapFix post-show that he has officially signed with West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music. “I’m definitely signed with G.O.O.D. Music. I’m definitely doing my solo project through G.O.O.D. Music,” the Virginia MC confirmed to MTV News‘ Sway. “The Clipse is definitely coming with a new Clipse project. We’re definitely coming with the Re-Up Game project. The family is still here, man. It’s just all about G.O.O.D. Music, straight up.” The confirmation puts an end to a bit of flirty back-and-forth the MC has had with the media with regard to whether or not he was officially linked up with West.
Several weeks ago, he danced around the subject, saying, “I mean, you know, I been to Hawaii. Hawaii is a nice place. ‘Good music’ is made down there, ya know? So, yeah, I was there. I can’t say too much about that. I think everybody’s gonna be in for a big surprise. A very big surprise.” On Friday, West dropped the latest offering from his G.O.O.D. Friday movement, also called “G.O.O.D Friday.” The song features Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Common, Charlie Wilson and Pusha T., thanks to Neonep.
Kanye West – Runaway feat. Pusha T. (Live At The MTV VMA’s)
Lloyd Polite, Jr., (24) who performs under the mononym Lloyd sat down with Chuy Gomez backstage at the 2010 MTV VMA’s where he revealed that he’s working with The Neptunes for his fourth studio album titled King Of Hearts (2010).
Along other producers who will contribute on the album are Polow Da Don & Timbaland, thanks to Thelonius 7.
Chuy Gomez & Lloyd Backstage At The 2010 MTV VMA’s
New York’s Fashion’s Night Out celebrations Friday night promised a city-wide extravaganza of major style and star power. Judging by N*E*R*D’s outdoor performance, the evening did not disappoint. A crowd of the band’s fans and fashion revelers swarmed the West Broadway flagship of the Billionaire Boys Club brand. A video taken at the event shows the pair flanked by a live band and a few amped-up dancers, the crew ripped through high-energy jams to a sea of New Yorkers wielding camera phones.
Sporting an army green Billionaire Boys Club jacket and green cap, Williams rocked their single “Party People,” as Chris Brown, also sporting a green shirt and shorts with a military vibe, busted out some impromptu pop-locking. The band also tore through their saucy debut single “Lapdance,” which was also captured on video. Singer and producer Ryan Leslie and Japanese designer and Williams cohort Nigo also stopped by the event. Earlier this year in a sit-down with MTV News, Williams broke down the energy fans can expect at their live shows.
“Get your stretches in — the EMTs are always on the side, because people pull muscles and stuff. And not bragging at all, I’m just telling you, dude — fat, black, white, skinny, gay, straight, I don’t know how they treat you elsewhere at their shows, I don’t know how they treat you in streets, [but] I know how you feel when you’re going to leave that N*E*R*D show,” Williams said. “And trust me, when they ask you what it was like, and could you describe it, could you ever put it into words — you’re going to say, ‘Nothing.’ “
N*E*R*D – Party People feat. Chris Brown (Live At NYC Fashion Night Out)
Kenna revealed this morning on his Facebook page what takes him so long to release new Music and what is up with his 3rd studio album Songs For Flight. He said that he just found out what sound he wants to use for the 3rd studio album. ‘I have only just found the sounds I want to use, This album has to be a pop music Stradivarius. An instrument designed to evoke emotion. Forgive the time it will take, because it will take time. Just know that it has to happen this way for it to be great. And great is what you deserve. >I|I<’
Pusha T. has decided to keep fans waiting longer for his first official release since aligning himself with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music by delaying his Fear Of God mixtape. Writing on Twitter, Pusha said the project would no longer drop next Tuesday. In the meantime, Kanye released another tune this Friday “G.O.O.D. Fridays” with no other than the newest G.O.O.D Music signee Pusha T. on the tune ‘Good Friday feat. Common, Pusha T., Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson’, dope tune right there, check it out.
As you know, Summit On The Summit and I believe that access to clean water sits at the center of preventing and solving many of the issues affecting humanity today, such as life threatening disease, poverty, and hunger. We also know there are many ways to provide water, and that water wells are a very prominent solution in Africa, home to Mount Kilimanjaro and the many friends we made on our mission to raise awareness for the cause.
Join us in supporting the work of organizations like charity: water, whose September birthday campaign rallies all those born in September to ask for donations instead of gifts so we can in turn give the gift of life.
Charity: water was born in September of 2007 with a simple and ambitious idea – everyone on the planet should have clean water to drink. Since then, the organization has helped more than one million people in 17 countries.
Things to look out for during the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night include: Established hit makers performing their latest chart-topping tunes, upstart artists challenging them for the big prizes, old-timers staging comebacks — and commercials for the Chevy Cruze. At least that’s how the car maker hopes viewers will plan their evenings. As part of its strategy to glow brightly on the radar screens of young car shoppers, especially young women, Chevrolet worked with singer-producer Pharrell Williams and his musical group N*E*R*D, and the singer Ciara to produce a “customized version” of N*E*R*D’s “Hot-N-Fun” video to be aired during the awards show.
In the video, which was shot on a Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, the scene is a 1950s drive-in with old and new Chevy vehicles. The car maker says the segment, which amounts to an extended-play advertising spot, is part of its media buy but will be “seamlessly integrated into the show.” Chevrolet is one of several old motor-vehicle brands trying to cultivate young customers after years of relying mostly on baby boomers for sales. Rival Ford has pitched its new Fiesta subcompact mainly on youth-oriented social media and motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson has been displaying its bikes and marketing them heavily at music festivals this summer. The awards show from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles starts at 9 p.m Sunday.
Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name) feat. Pharrell & Pitbull (Remix) (10′)
N*E*R*D – Hot-N-Fun (Live At ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ In New York)
The Show finally came together last night with over 170 looks paraded outside of Lincoln Center in Manhattan, marking the largest public runway show in NYC history. Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss and a handful of other supermodels arrived at the show atop a red, double-decker tour bus wearing FNO t-shirts and a variety of elaborate skirts designed by the likes of Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta. While the “Opening Act” gals disappeared to get dressed for the finale, about 150 other models briskly showed off the different trends of the fall season, including Fifties Flair, Tartan Twist, Pure At Heart, Weekend Wrap-Up, Rock Chic, Go Global and Jazz-Age Cool.
Each outfit was reportedly okayed by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who oversaw the entire show. After what seemed like only several minutes, Gisele and company came back out in designer gowns, just as musician Pharrell with N*E*R*D took to the top of the fountain in the center to serenade the spectators. And as quickly as they’d appeared, the models returned to their magic style bus, dancing with their arms up as the driver pulled away, Pharrell in tow imploring New Yorkers to go shopping.
N*E*R*D and Models Gisele Bundchen, Sasha Privovarova, Lily Donaldson, Coco Rocha, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Trentini, Naomi Campbell, Chanel Iman and Alessandra Ambrosio pose on a bus during Fashion’s Night Out.
Despite the diss she did to Pharrell 5 years ago over a 2Pac tune because she wasn’t featured in the official video of Let’s Get Blown by Snoop Dogg, The Neptunes decided to give her some beats for her fourth studio album titled Keyshia (2010) which is due December. “All I want to know is where my real ladies at?” she writes. “We’re gonna have some fun when this album comes out”
Is Keyshia Cole about to deliver us an album full of female anthems? Is she doing a Keri Hilson? Only time will tell. However, the 28-year-old has a confirmed collaboration with popular rapper Nicki Minaj and it is even rumoured that their duet is set to become the lead single from Keyshia’s new album. Keyshia also confirmed that her new album will drop in December so we should expect a new single sometime this month or early October indefinetely.
The twenty year old Texas girl knows how to cover all her bases. She sings about wanting to move to California, but says she still loves San Antonio. She built her early fanbase by posting cover versions of popular songs on YouTube, and now she’s in the studio collaborating with the same kind of famous artists she once covered. And while she’s got music industry heavyweight Pharrell Williams in her corner,
she’s kept her own mother and brother involved in her career as well. Welcome to the world of Alyssa Bernal, whose current single “Cali Cali Cali” merely scratches the surface of her upcoming debut album. So just why is she singing about the west coast? “Because it’s three digit degree weather here in the summer in San Antonio,” she jokes. “The song’s about reminiscing and relaxing and there’s beautiful weather. Laying back, being someone you’re not.”
The slick, breezy, radio friendly song comes a long way from her YouTube roots, which saw her posting covers of songs from artists like Rihanna and Sara Bareilles which were sufficiently low-fi recordings that they made it clear that her flawless singing voice was in fact hers and not some studio creation. It was those recordings that got the attention of Pharrell Williams – who was intent on reaching her via whatever method necessary. “About a year ago, the music director from my old high school called me,” she says, “and he was like ‘Someone’s trying to get ahold of you, I guess some label, I don’t know, I wouldn’t trust these people.’” When that didn’t work, Williams resorted to sending Alyssa a message via MySpace, which she had fallen behind on due to the overwhelming amount of feedback she’d been receiving as a result of her cover songs.
Do y’all remember those pictures with Game and The Smith Family in the studio with The Neptunes? We all wondered why the hell would they be in the studio with The Neptunes, well, their youngest daughter Willow 9 years old just blew up the internet with her tune Whip My Hair, so listenin to this dope tune right there makes me think that The Nepunes maybe or probably have worked with Willow for her debut album and word on the street is that Jay-Z signed her on his label Roc Nation, nonethenless The Smith Family is full of talents, regadless dope tune right there, check it out.
Willow Smith – Whip My Hair (10′)
Sara Bareilles sat down with The Associated Press to talk about her new album and why The Neptunes tracks didn’t make it on her new album ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’. The idea of Sara Bareilles and Pharrell working on music sounds odd enough — but it’s not nearly as awkward as the actual event. The piano-playing songstress was exploring a new sound for her sophomore CD when she decided to try and work with the hitmaker for Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and more. When she walked in for her recording session, Pharrell was getting a haircut. It went downhill from there.
“I’m not a very good collaborator and I didn’t really know how to do it. … I felt really uncomfortable with just the process and so I think that’s why we didn’t really get anything out of it,” Bareilles said. Though the 30-year-old earned Grammy nods for her breakthrough hit, “Love Song,” Bareilles said she struggled to come up with new material for the follow-up to her platinum-selling 2007 debut, “Little Voice.” “I hadn’t really prepared for what would come after that,” she said.
AP: Those songs you recorded with Pharrell — where will they end up?
Bareilles: I would love to probably re-approach it instead of using what we ended up with. I’d love to do it again now that it’s not such a new experience. I think I have that tendency where my knee-jerk reaction is to sort of clam up and close myself off from doing something I’ve never done before. And it’s totally something I’m trying to let go of. I don’t know why I get so, I don’t know, nervous? I think I was star-struck, honestly.
Updated: September 6th
With less than 24 hours to go before JoJo’s mixtape Can’t Take That Away From Me premieres exclusively on Rap-Up.com, they serving up a teaser with the tracklisting and production credits. The Boston songstress explores new territory on the 11 tracks, including the sensual single “In The Dark.” Chad Hugo & Kenna on ‘Pretty Please’, Travis Garland, Neff-U, Oak, Beau Dozier, and Jordan Gatsby are among the contributors.The other two Chad Hugo/Kena tunes didn’t make in on the mixtape but they probably gonna be on her third studio album ‘All I Want Is Everything’ which is due early 2011, thanks to Borsboom.
JoJo – Can’t Take That Away From Me (2010)
01 – Can’t Take That Away From Me (Neff-U)
02 – Running On Empty (Neff-U)
03 – Pretty Please (Chad Hugo, Kenna) Writers (JoJo, Jim Beanz, Kenna)
04 – Why Didn’t You Call (State Of Emergency)
05 – Just A Dream (Jeremiah McConico)
06 – When Does It Go Away feat. Travis Garland (Beau Dozier)
07 – My Time Is Money (Oak)
08 – What You Like feat. (Jordan Gatsby)
09 – In The Dark (Jordan Gatsby)
10 – Boy Without A Heart (The Messengers)
11 – All I Want Is Everything (Jordan Gatsby)
JoJo – All I Want Is Everything (2011)
- Kiss & Tell (Chad Hugo, Kenna)
- Shades (Chad Hugo, Kenna)
Here is a very old and funny Interview with Kelis and the fabulous Charlotte Roche. They talk about how they came up with the ‘Caught Out There‘ video and about Chad & Co., thanks to Aaron.
Kelis Interview At Fast Forward (1999)
Kelis Interview At Fast Forward (1999) 2
Now you wonder what the hell is this right, Give It To Me produced by Timbaland? Well yeah, this is actually the very first version of Give It 2 Me for Hard Candy called Infinity produced by Timbaland, Danjahandz & Justin Timberlake who is also on the adlibs on the tune. I remember when Madonna worked on Hard Candy back in 2008 there was an article about how Madonna did some tunes with Timbaland & Co. in the studio where they also mentioned Give It 2 Me as produced by Timbaland, so this is the Timbaland version from then which now leaked, check it out, thanks to MadonnasFans .
Madonna – Infinity (Give it 2 Me) (Timbaland) (08′)
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