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March 2011

Pusha T. & Kanye West Begin Work On Album


Rapper Pusha T. has recorded for a variety of labels throughout his career, which started with Elektra Records in 1997 with the release of Clipse’s first album Exclusive Audio Footage and the underground hit, “The Funeral.” After years of label turmoil, Pusha T. said he finally feels at home with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. “The dope part about G.O.O.D. Music is that everybody has a lane. Like ever-y-body has a lane,” Pusha T. told AllHipHop.com.

Throughout the years, Pusha, along with his brother Malice, dropped albums for the Arista distributed label, Star Trak, which was helmed by their longtime friend, Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes. In 2003, the group was moved to Jive as part of a merger, while Star Trak went over to Interscope. The Clipse suffered at Jive, just as sales across the music industry began to lag. To complicate matters, Clipse’s longtime, respected business manager Anthony “Geezy” Gonzales was sentenced to 32 years for heading $20 million dollar cocaine distribution ring, that stretched throughout Virginia and several other southern states.

Pusha T.’s new union with Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music has him excited and ready to make a full fledged return to the Hip-Hop scene. Pusha recently dropped his new mixtape Fear Of God, which is a glimpse of what fans can expect from Pusha’s highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music debut. In addition to Kanye West and Pusha T., the G.O.O.D. Music roster features Common, Mos Def, Big Sean, CyHI Da Prince, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Mr. Hudson and others. “When we attack a project, you know, there’s just a general idea that happens, and everybody just gives their own perspective,” Pusha T told AllHipHop.com.

As for his solo effort, the project has no title, or release date, although he and Kanye West have starting working on the album. “Me and Kanye have been in [the studio] and we’ve done a good five or six records, and we’ve left them alone,” Pusha T. told AllHipHop.com. “Then we’re gonna revisit it. We’re about to go to Chile, actually this week sometime, and we’ll probably do a show and just revisit some of the records.”

*allhiphop.com

Alyssa Bernal – E.T. (Katy Perry Cover)

Tim William – Clouds feat. D.A. Wallach


D.A.: “Tim has been a friend since we met while both touring with Travie McCoy. Here’s a song we did together for his new record. Check it out and spread the word on Tim, who is an awesome artist and an even more awesome dude!”

Tim William – Clouds feat. D.A. Wallach (11′)

More Tyler, The Creator & The Neptunes Pictures

Here are more pictures of Tyler’s studio session with The Neptunes.




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Previously:
Tyler, The Creator aka Baby Milo/Forum Member Is Blowing Up, Working With The Neptunes/Kenna

Natasha Ramos – Feelin’ Myself (2011) Mixtape, Dope Boy feat. Pharrell


Natasha Ramos just released her debut Mixtape called ‘Feelin’ Myself (2011)’ which is freaking good ! Among the producers that are contributed to the mixtape are Hit-Boy, Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis, Chris & Drop, The Platinum Bros among others. I was very suprised to hear Rich Harrison on there, when was the last time we’ve heard something of Rich Harrison, that tune right there is straight up banger, even Darkchild worked with Natasha on the track ‘Canceled’ and of course we got a new old Neptunes track titled ‘Dope Boy’ featuring Pharrell’ on it, probably a leftover of Natasha’s debut album ‘Show & Prove’ that got shelved in 2007, reminds me of the In My Mind era back in 2006/07, thanks to goober !

Natasha Ramos – Feelin’ Myself (2011)
01 – Intro
02 – Feelin’ Myself (Hit-Boy)
03 – One Way (Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis)
04 – Who Needs You (Freestyle)
05 – Here I Am (Rich Harrison)
06 – Cancelled (Darkchild)
07 – Strawberries (Mr. Deyo)
08 – Dysfunctional (Chase N’ Chase)
09 – Last Night (Chris & Drop)
10 – Midnight Hour (The Neptunes)
11 – The Jam (Atlanta Based Producer)
12 – Deeper feat. Robin Thicke (The Neptunes)
13 – Screwed (The Neptunes)
14 – Dope Boy feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes)
15 – That Moment (Bryan Michael Cox & Adonis)
16 – Running Out Of Love (The Platinum Bros)
17 – This Love (Interlude) (Chris & Drop)
18 – Pack Up (The Neptunes)
19 – Outro

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Natasha Ramos – Dope Boy feat. Pharrell (11’)
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Natasha Ramos – Feelin’ Myself (Live At Tamarind Gril)

Natasha Ramos – Dysfunctional (Live At Tamarind Grill)

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Maxine – Man Down (Rihanna Cover)

HipHop Discussion With Chad Hugo, Malice & DJ Bee

A HipHop Discussion featuring Malice (Of The Clipse), DJ Bee and Chad Hugo (Of The Neptunes). DJ Cornbread asks the panel what happened that make them decide to take HipHop seriously. Check out what they say.

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Preview Of Asher Roth’s ‘Gotta Get Up’ Featuring D.A. Wallach


Asher Roth released a 30 second teaser of his upcoming Video to ‘Gotta Get Up’ featuring D.A. Wallach. Click Here to watch it.

*dawallach.com

Kenna: ‘I’m Close To Re-Finished With Land 2 Air I’


Kenna: ‘So, I’m close to re-finished with Land 2 Air I. Mix and Master left. I hope you all will be there for me April 5th. >I|I<’

*twitter.com/okkenna

Maxine Ashley Behind The Scenes Of Will Smooth’s ‘Make It Rain Remix’

Will Smooth & Shawn Morris – Make It Rain Remix (Official Video)

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Pusha T. & Tyler, The Creator At ‘My God’ Video Shoot, ‘Fear Of God’ Signing At Cream Boutique.


Although he took a tap at us and tweetd that he wasn’t exactly feeling Fear Of God, Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator managed to make it out to Pusha T.’s video shoot for “My God” which is currently being shot in L.A. by video director Nabil Elderkin. Over the weekend, Pusha T. was in his hometown of Virginia to sign copies of Fear Of God at Cream Boutique. Watch the meet-and-greet below.

Fear Of God Signing

*complex.com

Manami Collaborates With Japanese Beer Brand ‘Orion Southern Star’


Manami is officialy the new Orion Southern Star girl for the Japanese Beer Brand which also features her newest single ‘Miss Little Voice‘ for the commercial. Click Here to see the commercial with Manami (Go To Videos).

*manami.tv
*orionbeer.co.jp

Manami – Miss Little Voice

Chad Hugo & Fam-Lay Clowing Around, Covering Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop The Music’


ROFL…

*youtube.com/hitmybeeper

Pusha T.’s ‘Raid’ Is A Former 50 Cent Tune From 2007


Pusha T. has been Interviewed by The Breakfast Club where he revealed that The Neptunes track ‘Raid’ has already been finished before he got it for his mixtape, so it is safe to say that ‘Raid’ is a leftover off 50 Cent’s third studio album ‘Curtis’ from 2007 because that was the time The Neptunes have had studio sessions with Fifty. 50 Cent told VIBE that he has unreleased material that he recorded with Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Polow Da Don that never saw the light of day. “I’ve gone in the studio with Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Polow Da Don,” says 50 of some of the tracks he has worked on.

“I wanted to see if they could provide a new creative direction that would send me somewhere I would never go. We made some good music, but at the time the songs were not what I felt like I should present.” When asked why he was hesitant in the past to drop such left-field material, 50 explained, “I don’t think people were ready for that. I think my audience wanted to just hear a good record and have a good time.

They didn’t want to hear anything that was so complex that they had to think about what I was actually saying to them. I got records in the house that the fans would bug out on.” Pusha has also been Interviewed by DJ Whoo Kid where he talked about the difference working between Kanye West & Pharrell (04:10) And they also discussed The Neptunes track ‘Come N’ Get It feat. Clipse’ off Travis Barker’s Mixtape ‘Let The Drummer Get Wicked (2011)’ at (07:30), thanks to flipbundlez.

Pusha T. x DJ Whoo Kid Interview


Pusha T. – Raid feat. Pharrell & 50 Cent (11′)
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*flipbundlez.blogspot.com
*hiphop-n-more.com
*rapradar.com

Pharrell Has A Cameo Appearance On Chris Brown’s ‘Beautiful People’


The Benny Benassi track is primed for the big arenas and clubs although the video showcases a lighter side to Chris Brown. The video begins with Breezy and his dance crew The Rejectz darting about on self propelled scooters before switching to various shots of Brown showing off his new song to a bevy of his famous friends including Bow Wow, Nelly, Estelle, Omarion, Timbaland, Game, Brandy, Pharrell Williams (At 1:02), Swizz Beats, T-Pain and others.

*n-e-r-d.skyrock.com
*mtv.com

John West – Lovely feat. Pusha T. (Christian Rich)


Landing a recording contract on Mercury/IDJ Records soulful crooner, John West, is ready to make his mark in the music industry. Matching subtle snares and strings with his passionate voice, John is heating up radio with the Christian Rich-produced record, “Lovely.” With additional verses from G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T., this jam is sure to stay on repeat. Look out for John West’s debut album this summer.

John West – Lovely feat. Pusha T. (Christian Rich) (11′)

*vibe.com

Natasha Ramos To Release New Music (Mixtape)


Natasha Ramos is working on a Mixtape which will be out on the 25th March and here are some teasers from the Mixtape, thanks to goobersnattch.

Let Natasha Tease You!

She’s Comin!

Pusha T. Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs


Complex.com have spent the last few weeks tirelessly talking to Push, trying to get his thoughts on everything from rolling with G.O.O.D. Music, to what they thought about Consequence accusing him of biting lyrics, and squashing his beef with Lil’ Wayne. But when it comes to Pusha (and by extension, Clipse) the most important thing has always been the music. An intricate lyricist with a vicious delivery, Pusha’s verses are something special. That’s why Complex.com just had to get him to break down all of his classic records. They even managed to get the true story behind his verse on We Got It For Cheap Vol. 2’s “Hate It Or Love It,” how most of the beats on Hell Hath No Fury were meant for Jay-Z, and how HHNF is better than Purple Rain. (/Me Goes Listening To Hell Hath No Fury)

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Cris Cab – All Of The Lights (Kanye West Cover)

This time around, Cris Cab covers Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights”, pretty good.

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Pusha T. Freestyle With Funkmaster Flex On Hot 97!

Pusha T. On His Relationship With Malice

Pusha T. – Fear Of God (2011)


Pusha T. – Fear Of God (2011)
01 – Intro
02 – My God (Hitboy)
03 – I Still Wanna feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva (The Inkredibles)
04 – Money On My Mind (Freestyle)
05 – Feeling Myself feat. Kevin Cossom (Tha Bizness)
06 – Blow (Producer Unknown But I Am Looking For U)
07 – Cook It Down (Freestyle)
08 – Open Your Eyes (Nottz)
09 – Can I Live (Freestyle)
10 – Raid feat. Pharrell & 50 Cent (The Neptunes)
11 – Touch It feat. (Kanye West)
12 – Speakers Going Hammer (Freestyle)
13 – Alone In Vegas (Outro) (Nottz)

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Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Still Here’ Is A Former Jamie Foxx Tune


I remember reading this article on MTV.com back in 2005 when Jamie Foxx was working on his second studio album Unpredictable (2005) and where he told MTV that he worked with The Neptunes on the track ‘I’m Still Here’ which at the end didn’t make the final cut. Well, that tune went two years later on Nicole Scherzinger’s debut album Her Name Is Nicole (2007) which also didn’t make the final cut, nonetheless I’m glad we’ve finally got to hear it. Thanks to darrenlaking & mkc007. Foxx also sang the praises of the Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams, who produced a track called “I’m Still Here.” “Pharrell gave me a hot nugget, like that one [song] on the album that you’re always gonna hit repeat and go back to,” the actor said.”

*mtv.com

Nicole Scherzinger – Still Here (07′)

Pharrell By Mark Mann

*n-e-r-d.skyrock.com
*markmannphoto.posterous.com

Ty Fyffe Clarifies Wreckx-N-Effect ‘Rumpshaker’ Production Credits


The New York veteran producer dispels a lot of rumors that The Neptunes’ Pharrell made a ‘92 hit, though Fyffe says Skateboard P did write Teddy Riley’s raps. A Top 10 single in 1992 was Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rumpshaker.” The Teddy Riley-helmed sophomore album for the group, Hard Or Smooth would be a career launching pad for the likes of N*E*R*D/The Neptunes Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, as well as “Murder Inc.” producer Ty Fyffe. With “Rumpshaker’s” extensive writing and production credits, Fyffe recently spoke with Grind Music-Radio about who contributed what to the song, and how he and Teddy are the only actual producers.

Noting that “Rump Shaker” and Hard Or Smooth were his first credits, Ty said, “Me and [Teddy Riley] are the only producers that did that song. A lot of people got credit…shouts out to Pharrell; he was down with the camp back in the day. But he really didn’t produce ‘Rumpshaker‘ – no disrespect, Pharrell’s a genius. I love Pharrell’s music. But he only wrote Ted’s rap.” Fyffe also revealed that the songs credit and royalties may also go to Riley’s family members, not actually responsible for the song.

Fyffe said, “We’re not even really gonna get into that,” so as he did not expound. The song also features several samples, “Me and Ted took the [components] apart, and basically did it from scratch.” Ty Fyffe recently produced on Snoop Dogg’s Malice N’ Wonderland, 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct and Busta Rhymes’ Back On My B.S. He runs the popular producer’s website, TyFyffe.com. Thanks to darrenlaking.

*hiphopdx.com

Ty Fyffe Talks Pharrell

Wreckx-N-Effect – Rumpshaker

Nicole Scherzinger – Still Here (07′) (Full)


Here is the full version of Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Still Here’ that we’ve previewed 2 months ago from Nicole’s 2007 studio album that got shelved ‘Her Name Is Nicole’, a pretty dope R&B tune.

Nicole Scherzinger – Still Here (11′)

*urbangifted.net

Pharrell Speaks About The Japan Disaster


We are devastated by all that is happening to Japan.
Such history and beautiful culture illuminates this land.
Despite the impact and, I’m told, it’s continuous aftershocks the people have remained strong.
Though hurt and saddened the glow of the land can still be seen in those endangering themselves for clean up and restoration.
Tokyo, not far from the disaster, is actually a favorite city of mine that continues to inspire us all.
God’s speed to the country, it’s people, my friends and tranquility.

*honeyee.com/pharrell


Have yall freakin seen the news … As the death toll in Japan continues to mount in the wake of last week’s deadly tsunami, Japanese officials are dealing with the economic aftershocks as well as a growing nuclear crisis. All my prayers and condolences to the victims… i just hope their expert engineer’s will stand up to the NUCLEAR PLANTS…

How You Can Help Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami Relief Efforts
Right before 3 p.m. Friday (March 11), Japan was hit by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake–it’s largest quake in at least 100 years–followed by massive tsunamis striking its coastal cities. Hundreds were killed and thousands have been displaced. The nation is in dire need of international support. Here’s how you can help:

Donate To The Red Cross
They have relief stations located across the country that will assist with citizen evacuation and medical needs.

Help Find Loved Ones

From the Red Cross:Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens living or traveling in Japan should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

Stay Informed & Spread The Word
The Hawaii Red Cross is tweeting national announcements from Japan and instructions on how to find U.S. citizens in the area. You can also use the hashtag #hitsunami to request help or keep others informed on how to help. DoSomething.org iss asking anyone who can’t donate to fold and upload a picture of a paper crane to show your support for those affected by this disaster.

Most disaster relief organizations are advising against sending care packages, food or clothing to the area at this time. Your $5 or $10 will go a much longer way. You can find additional donation options on Network For Good.

http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main&s_src=RSG00100E013&s_subsrc=ONR_MainDonateButton

Pharrell At Dolce & Gabbana Event In Moscow, Russia


Moscow was the place to be last night as Dolce & Gabbana and Martini united forces for a special event. The Italian Ambassador of Moscow, Antonio Zanardi Landi hosted a dinner in honor of the super fab Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Italian actress Monica Bellucci was the guest of honor at the private dinner. The dinner took place at the Italian Embassy in Moscow, Villa Berg. For the exclusive bash, the halls inside of the historical building were set up to recall the atmosphere of the renowned movie “The Leopard” by Luchino Visconti.


The party took place at the Garage Centre of Contemporary Art. After dinner, all the guests joined a party for a one-of-a-kind experience: Dance Art Garage, a multi sensorial event involving art, music and people. Three time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams was the guest of honor at the party.

Pharrell In Moscow

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*nerd-pharrell.blogspot.com
*hollyscoop.com
*justjared.buzznet.com

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Travis Barker’s ‘If You Want To’ Credits

Here are the production credits Travis Barker’s ‘If You Want To’ featuring Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco, thanks to Borsboom.


“If You Want To” featuring Pharell & Lupe Fiasco
T. Barker, P. Williams, W.M. Jaco
Beat Poet Music/EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP); More Water from
Nazareth Publishing/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP); Lupe Fiasco/
Heavy as Heaven (BMI)
Produced By: Pharrell Williams for The Neptunes
Co-Produced by: Travis Barker
DRUMS & DRUM PROGRAMMING/ PERCUSSION BY: TRAVIS BARKER
Recorded by: Andrew Coleman at Record Plant, Los Angeles CA
Recorded by: James Ingram at Opra Music, Los Angeles CA
Additional Recording by: Kevin Bivona
Mixed by: NealHPogue for Roselle New Jersey at The Mix
Room, Burbank CA
Assisted by: Jeremiah “J Hop” Olvera
Lupe Fiasco appears courtesy of the Atlantic Recording
Corporation

Click Here to get the full Booklet.

Pusha T. – Fear Of God (2011) (Tracklist & Cover)

This the official Cover and the Tracklist of Pusha’s mixtape ‘Fear Of God’, due March 21st and it looks like The Neptunes track is indeed called ‘Rain’ and not ‘Raid’.

Pusha T. – Fear Of God (2011) (March 21st)
01 – Intro
02 – My God
03 – Money On My Mind (Freestyle)
04 – I Still Wanna Rock feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva
05 – Feeling Myself feat. Kevin Cossom
06 – Blow
07 – Cook It Down (Freestyle)
08 – Open Your Eyes
09 – Can I Live (Freestyle)
10 – Rain feat. Pharrell & 50 Cent (The Neptunes)
11 – Touch It feat. Kanye West
12 – Speakers Going Hammer (Freestyle)
13 – Alone In Vegas

Swedish House Mafia’s ‘One (Your Name)’ Gets Two Awards At 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards (2011)


As one of the most anticipated annual events on the global dance music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to our industry) the IDMAs generate over a million votes from music enthusiasts in 183 countries every year to honor exceptional achievements in 56 award categories. The awards event is an industry program highlight at the epicenter of WMC week. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs (and the WMC program as a whole) place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs will remain an essential platform for career launching appearances.

The winners for the 2011 International Dance Music Awards were announced on March 10th at Dolce in Miami hosted By Daniel Glass with naughty Natalia De La Cruz. A highlight of the awards show was the live performances by Wynter Gordon, Chris Willis, Mya (with Cedric Gervais) & Katherine Ellis and special Appearances by Dave Aude, Diplo, Jessie and the Toy Boys, I Square, Crystal Waters, Kristine W, Chuck Love, Robbie Rivera, Julissa Veloz, Natalia Flores, Kelsey B, Wally Lopez, Barbara Tucker and more. For the full list go to dancemusic.about.com.

7. Best Electro/Tech House:
“One (Your Name)” – Swedish House Mafia Feat. Pharrell Astralwerks

10. Best Progressive Track:
“One (Your Name)” – Swedish House Mafia Feat. Pharrell Astralwerks

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group):
Swedish House Mafia

31. Best Artist (Group):
Swedish House Mafia

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*wintermusicconference.com

Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name) feat. Pharrell

Kenna In Flight Working


Kenna: “In Flight working on Songs For Flight… If you want it to happen, never stop. >I|I<”

*facebook.com

Pusha T. – Cook It Down (Video)

Pusha T. borrows Bun B.’s Put It Down’ Instrumental produced by Boi-1da from Fear Of God due March 21st, Directed by Illusive Media.

Pusha T. – Cook It Down (Video)

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Chase Chad’s Laptop Beat Similarities To Alicia Keys ‘This Bed’

Do y’all remember this Chase Chad lap top beat from 2009 and have you ever wondered where that beat went… well, check this Alicia Keys tune out called ‘This Bed’ from her fourth studio album ‘The Element Of Freedom’ also released the same year and tell me if you hear any similarities :D. If you asking me that’s the exact tune but eventually Chad isn’t credited on the tune, weird heh.

Chase Chad’s Laptop Beat

Alicia Keys – This Bed (Keys, Brothers, Steve Mostyn)

Chad Hugo & Clipse To Give Talk On Hip Hop At Chrysler Museum


Here’s a great event happening at an unfortunate time. The folks at AltDaily.com have organized an amazing symposium about the local hip-hop scene that will feature remarks from Malice of Clipse, Chad Hugo from The Neptunes and N*E*R*D as well as DJ Bee from WOWI-FM (102.9). These are all industry heavyweights whose ideas and opinions count.

DJ Cornbread, a local turntable master with an ardent following, will act as master of ceremonies and moderator. The discussions will take place 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. What will they be discussing? Why have so many globally successful hip-hop artists come out of Hampton Roads? And how has that affected the local music scene?

*weblogs.dailypress.com

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