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March 2011

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.

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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
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*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<”

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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?

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Pusha T. – Raid feat. 50 Cent (Full/CDQ/No DJ)


Here is the Rain tune from Pusha’s long-awaited mixtape Fear Of God (due Monday), (Full/CDQ/No DJ). “I picked the joints where I felt the artists were the best,” Pusha explains. Fear Of God has some brand new beats from teams like Hit-Boy (Surf Club), The Inkredibles, The Neptunes, as well as Nottz, but also tackles classics like Jay-Z’s “Can I Live”. Cameos include Rick Ross and Ab Liva on “I Still Wanna Rock”, as well as Lil’ Wayne and Kevin Cossom. A snippet of a Kanye West song “Touch It” leaked a while back, and that track will be included on Fear Of God as well. However, Pusha was very animated about two specific collaborations: one with 50 Cent and the other with Soulja Boy.

“50 is one of my favorite rappers in this whole Hip-Hop shit,” Pusha explains. “I like his principles.” 50 Cent joins Pusha T. on the track “Rain”, also featuring Pharrell Williams. “[50 Cent] is amazing,” Pusha continues about the G-Unit forefather turned multi-millionaire. “Nobody’s done what he’s done in such a short period of time.” A Soulja Boy collaboration though? “I just admire what the fuck he does,” Pusha shrugs. Fear Of God drops on March 21st.

Pusha T. – Rain feat. 50 Cent (DJ) (11′)
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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 – Untitled 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

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The Neptunes Studio Time With Buddy & Snoop Dogg (Updated March 15th)

And another session with The Neptunes and the mysterious Buddy this time around with Snoop Dogg In the Studio.


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Updated: March 13th
Here is another picture of the studio session with The Neptunes by the mysterious ‘Buddy‘.

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*twitter.com/brokemogul
*twitter.com/nerdarmy

Updated: March 12th
Can someone please tell me who this Buddy is in the studio with The Neptunes?


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Jared Evan – Anything feat. Game (Snippet)


This is the tune that we’ve seen a couple weeks ago that they’ve worked on from their studio session with Game & The Neptunes, since it’s a snippet you can be sure that this tune will be on his debut album ‘The Fourth Chapter’, great tune right there, reminds me of Oasis.. I think ive said that before.. anyways, check out his Mixtape below.

Jared Evan – A Few Words From Pharrell (Skit) (11′)
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Jared Evan – Anywhere feat. Game (Snippet) (11′)
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Jared Evan – The Fourth Chapter (2011)
* Show Me Some Love (Former N*E*R*D Track)
* Black Clouds
* Anywhere feat. Game


Jared Evan – Back & Fourth (2011)
01 – Chapter 1
02 – Weight Of The World feat. Stat Quo & Roscoe Dash
03 – Embers
04 – The Light
05 – A Few Words From Pharrell (Skit)
06 – Anywhere (Snippet) (The Neptunes)
07 – Don’t Go Away (Interlude)
08 – Chapter 2
09 – Falling Down
10 – Amazing (Snippet)
11 – Shackles & Chains
12 – Drama’s Message (Skit)
13 – In Love With You (Acoustic)
14 – Always Rains feat. Kevin Rudolf
15 – Chapter 3
16 – Thank You

Download The Mixtape Here.

Pharrell’s Despicable Me Oscars Short List Songs ‘Despicable Me’ & ‘Prettiest Girls’


Here are the Full Promo Movie Tunes that have been represented to the Jury for the Oscars Short List Songs Nomination which unfortunately didn’t make the Nominations, a big thanks to Skletch.

Pharrell – Despicable Me (Movie Version) (11′)
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Pharrell – Prettiest Girls (Movie Version) (11′)
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Khaled – Let’s Get Blown/Beat Goes On/Provider (Cover)


Pretty nice covers by Khaled from Dubai. A chilled out Acoustic Medley, beats were recreated using MaschineHowever, “Provider” was recorded live from the camera! Coming through from Ice Kream’s Studio – Dubai! Video was filmed and edited in one day using an underwater camera here in Sunny Dubai! PS: there were no camels around that day, we’ll film some in the next video !! Shout out to Sébastien Heimann, Geneva Stay tuned for more!!

K.

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N*E*R*D x Pop Culture Madness Interview

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Take A Moment Of Silence…

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


Diplo, M.I.A., Janelle Monae, Drake, Al Sween, Nosrevia, Frosty-C, DJ Benzi, Keri Hilson, Mahogany and Tyler, The Creator. What do they have all in common, well all those people above used to post on this Forum or come on the IRC Channel #theneptunes on (EFnet, now Rizon) and now they’re all successful. We had them coming to the chatroom #theneptunes and the Forum from the period of 2002 til present. M.I.A., Diplo, Janelle Monae, Drake and Keri Hilson needs no introduction, Al Sween is Akon’s producer working with Akon, Young Joc & Lil Kim, Nosrevia is making money producing, Frosty-C aka Animal is Danja’s protege, Mahogany is an A&R and also works on Concrete Loop and Tyler, The Creator aka Babymilo still comes on the Forum and the IRC channel.


It’s safe to say that they all lurked for the newest neptunes shit back in the day. This site has an above average amount of people who suceed in their goals, I wonder who will be next? You got it right, its Tyler, The Creator. Tyler (20) is an American rapper and record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is the leader of the hip hop crew OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) who is blowing up faster than the speed of light right now. He just signed to XL Records, got co-signed by Kanye West saying that “Yonkers Is The Video Of 2011” twitter.com/kanyewest , has been already on the cover of the Billboard Magazine and he performed one of the illest debut performance of all time on Jimmy Fallon. Last night, an every Neptunes Fan’s Dream came true, Tyler was in the studio with his heroes, The Neptunes and Kenna working on some Muzika. Here is how the Studio Session looked like and what they talked about written by Tyler himself and don’t forget to check out the videos below. Congratulations Tyler, we are very proud of you and wish you more Studio Sessions with The Neptunes & Co. and all the luck, SWAG!

“yeah, and chad. i asked him a bunch of shit, im trying to get the sooner or later instrumentak and the cassie hide track. i might even get to hear some In Search Of Sessions!!! ( i played chad locked away and he was like WTF? that was suppse to be on insearchof.)” “right now as i type im in the studio with P and Chad. this shit is fucking crazy. we’re making a beat. o my fucking atheist god. my fucking Hero, the nigga that shaped my life ( no homo) is a Fan of me, like, is a legit fan.”

“fuck. shit is fucking crazy. so much has happnd in the past couple days. i talked to pharrell for like an hour. knowing that my hero is a fucking fan is fucking crazy! i asked him a couple questions that fans would ask. like about that Cassie track HIDE….that shit is not coming out, from what he told me. and Really Raw is an old as beat ( prolly why is so swagged out). so yeah, thanks for the support”

“so, im at diddys house today, and you know, i ask him about the neptune tracks that didnt make the fucking Press Play or LTTP shit. this nigga played me like 8 fucking beats. and got damn, were they fucking tight. its was some that sounded like hell hath no fury type shit, and then some shit that sound like young girl/the beat goes on then some shit that sound like the Yummy type shit the beats were realllllllly goood. i asked him if they would see the light of day, he said ” yeah, one day”

Tyler, The Creator & Hodgy Beats – Sandwitches (Live On Jimmy Fallon)

Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

Tyler, The Creator – French

Tyler, The Creator – Seven

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*pharrellwilliams.wordpress.com
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*twitter.com/okkenna
*twitter.com/fucktyler

Introducing New Star Trak Artist Cris Cab


So after several months, we finally can confirm that Cris Cab is indeed a new Star Trak artist according to Spy Mob’s Brent Paschke. He tweeted last night that we should check out Cris Cab’s
Black & Yellow
cover of Wiz Khalifa saying that it’s Pharrell’s artist. “On flight back from Miami. Great seeing @Criscabmusic, Pharrell & the rest of the cris cab crew” “Check out Cris’s new cover! Sick. Pharrell artist. Cris Cab – Black and Yellow Cover” Pharrell introduced local Miami musician Cris Cab poolside outside the Fontainebleau’s nightclub, Arkadia back in December 2010. The 18 year-old Miami native, Cab has been writing music for the past three years and is currently recording his first album.


Cris just turned 18 on January 14th having Pharrell, Pitbull and others at Rokbar supporting Cris 18th birthday and his upcoming spring tour. His favorite artists and bands include Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Sublime and Cold Play But he also likes hip hop and rap and they definitely influence much of the music he is writing today. His recent performances include multiple venues in and around the Miami area, as well as shows in the Bahamas. Cab cites his Cuban descent and his frequent visits to the Bahamas as part of the inspiration for his unique musical sound, which draws on reggae, as well as hip hop and rap influences. Although new to the scene, Cab graced the stage with confidence and an eagerness to perform. Check out some of his videos from youtube below including his smash hit right now the Black & Yellow cover by Wiz Khalifa.

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*youtube.com/therealcriscab

Cris Cab – Black & Yellow (Wiz Khalifa Cover)

Cris Cab – My Life

Cris Cab – Scandalous

Cris Cab – Let Go

Cris Cab – Party Degree Events (Live At Pots In Tallahassee)

Chad Hugo’s New Group ‘Missile Command’ ?


According to these events quivaproductions.com and facebook.com, Chad is now in a group called Missile Command with Hip Hop Dan, I guess its kind of like a major lazer, crookers type thing?Chad Hugo - Pharrell’s partner in The Neptunes and N*E*R*D – is just as important for his talent on multiple instruments in crafting the songs. Hugo’s latest project is a DJ collective called Missile Command, in which he’s joined by local boy Hip-Hop Dan.

“Last summer, Chad Hugo – yes, this Chad Hugo – recruited Hip-Hop Dan to form the DJ team Missile Command. After years of DJing, Hugo viewed Missile Command as an opportunity to get back to the grassroots of the art, and saw Hip-Hop Dan as the perfect partner. It proved to be the chance of a lifetime for Hip-Hop Dan, taking him on the road with N*E*R*D and placing him in the studio with artists such as Chris Brown, Drake, Pitbull and Jojo among others. As you would expect, Missile Command sets cross genres, showing their knowledge of music and playing the songs that make you lose your mind when you hear them because they’re exactly what you want hear at that moment.”

*quivaproductions.com

Pharrell – Frontin’ (UFO Remix)

Check out this dope ‘Frontin’ remix by UFO.

Pharrell – Frontin’ (UFO Remix) (11′)

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Campus Consiousness Green Carpet Tour With Mansions On The Moon


Mansions on the Moon joins Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller on Green Carpet Tour

April
1st – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater
2nd – Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University/ Convocation Center
3rd – Blacksburg, VA @ Virginia Tech University/ Burruss Auditorium
4th – Ypsilanti, MI @ Eastern Michigan University/ Convocation Center
6th – Bloomsburg, PA @ Bloomsburg University/ Nelson Fieldhouse
7th – Kingston, RI @ University of Rhode Island/ Ryan Center
8th – Durham, NH @ University of New Hampshire/ Whittemore Center
13th – Dekalb, IL @ Northern Illinois University/ Convocation Center
14th – Bloomington, ID – GLOWFEST With Pretty Lights & Chiddy Bang
16th – Champaign, IL @ University of Illinois/Assembly Hall
19th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Nova Southeastern University/ Area at Don Taft U
20th – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida/ UCF Arena
21st – Tallahassee, FL @ Florida State University/ Leon County Civic Center
22nd – Auburn, AL @ Auburn University/ Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn
26th – State College, PA @ Penn State University/ Bryce Jordan Cen

You can get the Tickets Here.

*mansionsonthemoon.com

Maxine Talking MAD ISH

Why Pharrell Williams Loves Takashi Murakami


Japanese artist Takeshi Murakami, PhD, is often called the Andy Warhol of Japan. He paints Japanese cultural objects and icons repetitiously and markets them on all sorts of products including keychains, telephone covers, mouse pads, t-shrts and Louis Vuitton handbags, to name a few, the way Warhol did in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Hip-hop heads may know Murakami because of his work with rapper and producer Pharrell Williams and may recognize him because he created Kanye West’s Graduation” album cover as well as the gold-plated bear above.

All of Murakami’s work comes from a frustration with the position of Japanese art within the global art market and the canon of art history as written by Western standards. Which is to say that, in Murakami’s opinion, the West thinks very little of Japanese art. Perhaps this is why he went beyond the prerequisite of a Masters in Art education and earned a PhD. Hip-hop, when it was invented 30 years ago, underwent the same frustrations and was considered a low form of art. Today, it has taken over the world in one form or another, but especially in language. Artists like Kanye and Pharrell recognized this and see a comrade in Murakami.

Murakami earned his doctorate at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and invented a style called “Superflat” characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images involving a character style derived from anime and manga. Superflat is also an artistic style that comments on the otaku lifestyle and subculture, as well as consumerism and sexual fetishism. So, everything from subcultural objects and icons from anime are taken from obscurity and are inflated to ridiculous heights. The apex of this elevation may be seen in the sculptures exhibited at France’s Palais Versaille last September, the frenzy created after his images were stamped on Louis Vuitton luggage and handbags, and the sale of, at auction, one of his masturbating, saucer-eyed anime sculptures at Sotheby’s for $15 million.

*globalgrind.com

Bionic Yarn x Fiber x Timberland


A highly durable fiber composed of organic cotton wrapped around a core of recycled PET, a plastic commonly used for the production of soda bottles. Return Textiles Corporation—rapper Pharrell Williams is a key investor—produces spools of Bionic Yarn, which can be woven into a tough, water-repellant material that looks like traditional cotton canvas but dries quicker and is twice as abrasion-resistant. The fiber is being commercialized by clothing and footwear companies such as Moncler, TopShop, and Timberland.

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N*E*R*D – She Wants To Move (A n Tha G Remix)


Check out this awesome remix to N*E*R*D’s She Wants To Move by Aaron & Tha G from the forum, goes straight into my mp3 player.

N*E*R*D – She Wants To Move (A n Tha_G Remix)
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Travis Barker – If You Want To feat. Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco (Full)


Here is finally the full tune of If You Want To. The former Lupe Fiasco tune didn’t make the final cut on Lasers but it went to Travis Barker for his debut album ‘Give The Drummer Some (2011) (March 15th)’ instead. Yeah I know , we all wanna hear the original tune that we heard 2 years ago without the live drums but nonetheless this shyt right here is freaking dope! Don’t forget to check out the Clipse x Travis Barker x DJ Khalil collaboration below too.

Travis Barker – If You Want To feat. Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco(11′)

Travis Barker – City Of Dreams feat. Clipse & Kobe (DJ Khalil) (11′)

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