Shay Haley reckons that his bandmates Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams could come up with something interesting with psychedelic rockers Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. “A collaboration with N*E*R*D and MGMT would be pretty sick,” Shay said. N*E*R*D – who are playing an exclusive show at London’s Troxy on November 27 for the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project - are working on a track with Damon Albarn, after supporting Gorillaz on tour. “We’re working on a song with him. He is a genius, a cool guy,” Pharrell admitted. But he declined to reveal any further details, saying:
“I can’t do that. He’s like us – we like to keep everything veiled until it’s time.” N*E*R*D, who are celebrating 10 years of music-making with the release of their greatest hits compilation The Best Of N*E*R*D on January 10, promise more “incredible music” for the next decade. “Music is changing and it’s becoming even more exciting. The invigorating, ground-breaking stuff is on its way back, and I think rock ‘n’ roll is going to come back in a huge way,” said Pharrell. “Kanye’s [West] new album is dope, we’re happy that Lil’ Wayne is home. We’re excited to see what Chris Martin does next, the joint Jay-Z and Kanye record should be interesting, and Nicki Minaj is arriving.”
Here is the second neptunes track off T. I.’s seventh studio album No Mercy which is due December 7th, the tune sounds something The Neptunes would do for Fam-Lay or this coudla be a Juvenile/Gucci Mane leftover from their Mixtape studio sessions, pretty dope beat, check it out.
When multi-platinum artist and producer Pharrell Williams is so anxious to get in touch with someone that he contacts their high school to try and track them down, you know that there is something special happening. Which is exactly what happened to singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Alyssa Bernal. TeenSpot recently had the opportunity to chat with Alyssa about the Smoke & Mirrors tour as well as the only thing that really sucks about life on the road. Find out what she had to say in part one of our interview…
TeenSpot: You’ve been traveling with Lifehouse and Kris Allen on the “Smoke and Mirrors” tour. What has that experience been like?
Alyssa: I love the tour. Yeah, I didn’t think I would be having as much fun as I am. I’m having a blast (chuckles). I thought I would be deathly tired by now but I’m not at all. We actually get plenty of sleep on tour.
TS: So during the day, while you’re traveling, you have plenty of time to catch up on your rest and whatever else you need to do?
Here is a new Video by Natasha Ramos covering Amy Winehouse’s Rehab for Glee Auditions, thanks to goobersnattch.
Natasha Ramos – Rehab (Amy Winehouse Glee Auditions Cover)
Hard Knock TV’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with N*E*R*D to explain the latest with the Star Trak movement. Pharrell talks about Alyssa Bernal, Chester French, Robin Thicke (calling him our R&B Sinatra), Kenna with his new style and Christian Rich. Pharrell said that if there was a fourth member of N*E*R*D it would be Lupe Fiasco and that people should not be surprised if they do an album together but it wouldn’t be on the next album because N*E*R*D has already started working on album and its going to be Nature based.
Updated: November 17th
N*E*R*D x Hard Knock TV Interview 1
Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with N*E*R*D to talk about their new album “Nothing“. Pharrell says that he is most proud of the fact that Neil Young, Quentin Tarantino and RZA would all appreciate this album. Shay says that its a blend of a lot of things that he thinks this generation will appreciate. Chad, well Chad didn’t say much during the whole interview but he did get in a couple classic lines if you listen closely…specially the one about knee pads at the end. In this segment of the interview, the band share their favorite songs on the album, Pharrell: Inside Of Clouds, Shay: Victory and Perfect Defect, Chad: Perfect Defect and Party People. Shay states that what keeps it fresh after all this time is that they are forever pushing the envelope and that they have creative battles which keeps it healthy. This segment ends with a couple crazy stories of being on the road including getting into a brawl.
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