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February 2011

Keri Hilson – Black Cloud (Full) (08′)


Here is finally the full version of ‘Black Cloud’ which apparently is a leftover now off Keri Hilson’ second studio album No Boys Allowed (2010), thanks to Neptunian. This is actually a demo recorded for Alesha Dixon, Ex-member of UK Garage girl group Mis-Teeq produced by Chad Hugo, for her 2nd Studio album The Alesha Show which came out in 2008. It was also supposed to be a single.

The Sun actually wrote about Alesha being in studio with Chad Hugo three years ago but afterwards the article got deleted or has been untraceable at that time, so I thought that’s just another spoof of The Sun but I was wrong. “Alesha has also recorded a new single, Black Cloud, due out in October (2008). The song was written by Chad Hugo who also produced the track as half of The Neptunes.”

Keri Hilson – Black Cloud (08′)
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Keri Hilson – Black Cloud (Alternate Version) (08′)
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Jennifer Lopez – Love? (2011)


Jennifer Lopez’s seventh studio album ‘Love?’ just leaked and surprise surprise, The Neptunes track that wasn’t supposed to be on her album will be on it, I guess that was her only single that really charted. ‘Fresh Out The Oven feat. Pharrell & Pitbull (#1 US Dance) (Single) (October 7, 2009)’

Jennifer Lopez – Fresh Out The Oven feat. Pitbull

Jennifer Lopez – Love? (2011) (March 29)
01 – Good Hit
02 – Hooked On You
03 – On The Floor (The Lambada Song) feat. Pitbull
04 – Villian
05 – Story Of My Life
06 – Louboutins
07 – Everybody’s Girl
08 – Starting Over
09 – One Love
10 – Fresh Out The Oven feat. Pitbull (The Neptunes)
11 – Greatest Part Of Me
12 – Run The World feat. The-Dream & Rick Ross
13 What Is Love
14 – Until It Beats No More

Natasha Ramos – Dysfunctional

Natasha is singin her song Dysfunctional in the car, pretty good, thanks to goobersnatch.

Alyssa Bernal & Jared Evan In The Studio (Updated)

Updated: February, 16th (2011)

According to Alyssa’s Twitter, she’s about to collaborate with Jared Evan probably for Jared’s Debut album and since The Neptunes have 3 tracks on his album it’s save to say that she’ll be on one of Neptunes tracks.

*twitter.com/alyssabernal

Jared Evan – Fourth Chapter
* Show Me Some Love (Former N*E*R*D Track)
* Black Clouds
* + 1 Track

Malice Speaks On Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked

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Pharrell Williams x The New Age Article

Pharrell Williams: a one-man heatwave. Pharrell Williams pouts. Like a girl. But it’s so darn sexy when he does it that he gets away with it. It’s Saturday night, the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg is packed and beads of sweat are trickling down people’s foreheads.

If the golden circle wasn’t like a furnace we’d blame the sweat on Skateboard P’s hotness. N*E*R*D are setting up when a subtle “uh huh” comes through the booming arena speakers. He’s only testing if the mic is on but the screams in the building threaten to pierce the cochlea. It’s almost time. When Hansa Pilsener announced they would be embarking on a Legends In The Making tour featuring some of Mzansi’s musos, many were intrigued. When they announced that Pharrell Williams would be the headline act for the last show of the tour, every girl in the land went mad.

You see, the frontman of hip-hop rock band N*E*R*D is a hit-making producer, singer and designer whose face is, as Gabrielle Solis would say, “proof of God’s existence.” OK, perhaps that is a bit far-fetched but Pharrell is so fine that I swear a few journos” hearts stopped for a few seconds when he sauntered into the press conference with N*E*R*D singer Shae Haley close behind him. The third member of N*E*R*D, Chad Hugo, had chosen to stay in Virginia with his family instead of being here, we are told. Pharrell’s look seems effortless with a white tee, blue jeans and a fresh pair of Nike Jordan III with the classic cement grey colourway.

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The Tens: 10 Delayed Hip Hop Albums And If They Were Worth The Wait


8.) Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
Scheduled Release Date: 2004

Clipse‘s debut, Lord Willin’ earned a gold plaque from the hit single “Grindin,” but their follow-up Hell Hath No Fury suffered from a series of delays. Once the group’s home of Arista Records dissolved into Jive Records—a successful pop and R&B spot, but a label infamous for mishandling of rap acts like Mystikal and Mobb Deep—then Clipse was S.O.L. for the next couple of years. While Clipse’s We Got It 4 Cheap mixtape series with Re-Up Gang helped hold fans over, Hell Hath No Fury took so long that the duo sued Jive for the numerous delays. On HHNF’s single “Mr. Me Too,” Pusha T famously says, “These are the days of our lives, and I’m sorry to the fans, but them crackas wasn’t playin’ fair at Jive.”

Official Release Date: November 28, 2006
As far as sales and Billboard success go, Hell Hath No Fury didn’t reinvent the wheel: it topped out at 14 in the US Billboard 200, 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and it didn’t meet any RIAA gold or platinum certifications. But the combo of The Neptunes‘ minimalistic backdrops and Pusha T and Malice‘s sharp, cold-hearted rhymes fueled the album to receive their most critical acclaim to date, garnering a classic rating in XXL magazine and not much lower scores in other publications.

*2dopeboyz.com

Highlights From BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ (2011)


A panel discussion spiked with performances, BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” was moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, thanks to U!

Previously:
BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ With Chad Hugo On Feb 12

Travis Barker – Come N’ Get It feat. Clipse (Behind The Scenes)

Here is a Behind The Scene of the video shot to Travis Braker’s second single ‘Come N’ Get It‘ featuring Clipse produced by The Neptunes, thanks to fael.

Previously:
Travis Barker – Come N’ Get It feat. Clipse (Snippet) (11′)

Puma Clyde Exhibition With N*E*R*D


Last night Puma and Undefeated celebrated their Game Time: The Next Chapter Of Clyde Event at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Next to a N*E*R*D performance and DJ Jus Ske spinning the decks, a full Puma Clyde exhibition was set up, showcasing some of the most exciting collaborations on this iconic silhouette over the years. Furthermore the new Undefeated collaboration Clydes were of course also on display, as you can see here above in the hands of Eddie Cruz. The LA based stores kept it simple, offering the low top in two premium leather versions with embossed Undefeated Strike logo tag on the tongue, thanks to MartianSky. More Pics after the jump.

*highsnobiety.com

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Lupe Fiasco – L.A.S.E.R.S. (2011) Tracklist Revealed


Here is Lupe Fiasco’s official tracklist of his third studio album. There is no word about whats the second Neptunes track on the album is besides ‘I’m Beaming (Bonus)’ , but there are rumours that say that ‘All Black Everything’ is produced by The Neptunes, L.A.S.E.R.S. is due March 7th.

Lupe Fiasco – L.A.S.E.R.S. (2011) (March 7th)
01 – Letting Go feat. Sarah Green
02 – Words I Never Said feat. Skylar Grey
03 – Till I Get There
04 – I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now feat. MDMA
05 – Out Of My Head feat. Trey Songz
06 – The Show Goes On
07 – Beautiful Lasers (Two Ways) feat. MDMA
08 – Coming Up feat. MDMA
09 – State Run Radio feat. Matt Mahaffey
10 – Break The Chain feat. Eric Turner & Sway
11 – All Black Everything
12 – Never Forget You feat. John Legend
13 – I’m Beamin’ (Bonus) (The Neptunes)
14 – Shining Down (Bonus)

You can Preorder the album Here !

Land 2 Air Chronicles 1 – Chaos & The Darkness Due March 8th

Kenna is finally releasing his installment of the Land 2 Air Chronicles with the first part called Chaos & The Darkness and with a preview which sounds like the tune we’ve heard from Kenna on January 3rd with Chad Hugo & Lupe Fiasco in the studio, this could also be the first single called Chains that Kenna already shot the video for it, we’ll see. Kenna also revealed that Land 2 Air Chronicles is an 3 EP Series. 3 Songs per. 3 Times this year and then we will get Songs For Flight.

*kenna.com


Land 2 Air Chronicles 1 – Chaos & The Darkness Project
- Kenna – February 14th (Snippet)
– Kenna – January 3rd feat. Lupe Fiasco (Snippet)

N*E*R*D x Timeslive Article


The weekend that music lovers (and groupies) have been waiting for has finally arrived. N*E*R*D (commonly known as Pharrell Williams’ band) is playing tonight and U2 will be rocking tommorrow. It seems that every genre and generation is catered for. We scored an invite to a an exclusive press confrence at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton where a jet lagged Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley tried their best to answer questions. Topics ranged from what legacy N*E*R*D wanted to leave behind, how they make their music; to Pharrell’s style and beauty tips. The forever young looking (38 year old), Pharrell greeted by saying “Good morning” even though it was already 2pm. He also struggled to answer some questions “I can’t answer that” was his response to a journalist who asked a lengthy 5 part question.

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Maxine’s Valentines Day Mash Up

N*E*R*D & Mike Posner In Dubai



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