“In the studio with the amazing Graph! Formerly of Idle Warship (along with Talib Kweli and Res), the Toronto native knocked out some tunes while touching down in VA Beach for a few days. Also make sure you follow her on twitter…” – Hip Hop Dan
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Excited to hit the studio today with @GraphGonzales and @ChadHugo! #MissileCommand 22 Aug via Twitter for iPhone”
Pharrell has been at the Photo Shoot with Palladium Boots for their new Campaign at the Tokyo Metropolitan Area outer discharge channel among other places, this is the first trailer of the shoot showing Pharrell’s trip in Tokio (Pharrell’s second home) after the earth quake disaster. Tokyo faces a new reality after the tragedy of 3/11. While persistent challenges still lay ahead, the city’s creative class is hell-bent on making sure that their hometown thrives. Innovative and resilient, they are defining the future of Tokyo on their own terms. Palladium put their boots on and went exploring with Pharrell. The Documentary will be out on September 1st at Palladiumboots.com, thanks to Ali23 & Tit4Tat.
*Pharrell In Japan With Nigo, Verbal & Co.
*Pharrell Checks Out The Tripple Nippples (Live In Tokyo)
*Pharrell & Co. In Japan, Second Home
*Pharrell Speaks About The Japan Disaster
*Pharrell In Tokyo Shooting With Palladium Boots Campaign
*Pharrell Williams Is Collaborating With Barney Waters Of Palladium Boots
It’s a Friday afternoon in Times Square minutes before rush hour begins. People are bustling through the New York City summer streets, but posted up in the Renaissance Hotel lounge, Jayceon Taylor acts like he doesn’t have a care in the world. The 31-year old emcee is seated among a crew of about 10, messing around with his new Android phone. He’s taking 3D pics of his friends eating buffalo wings and then showing them the photographic proof. “Look at this shit, man,” he says about the noticeable difference in 3D quality. Game doesn’t look like the shit-talking rapper who plots the demise of Lil B while simultaneously seducing Erykah Badu on his fourth studio LP, The R.E.D. Album. Rocking a red Nike basketball Jersey, he smiles like he’s in a boy-band (especially when he’s dissing someone) but stands tall and built like their bodyguard. He doesn’t look crazy at all; he just looks like he’s having a great time making you think he is.
DX: Waiting played into your favor; especially with some of the collaborations you have on the album like Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator. They might have not been around a few years ago had you put out the album then.
Game: I think about that all the time. I think if we would have went with Justin Timberlake and a Pharrell single, just think of how many people wouldn’t have been on the album. So with that being said, everything that happened with the album, it benefited in my favor at the end of the day because I have the best album, period. From Tyler, the Creator to [Lil] Wayne to Drake to Dr. Dre and Pharrell, I think I’m the only Hip Hop artist that could have featured Dr. Dre and Drake on the same album or Pharrell, Wayne, Tyler, the Creator, Nelly Furtado, Beanie [Sigel], Rick Ross, everyone on the album, Wale, Mario. I put together the best possible album in this climate that I possibly could.
“We spoke on the progression of Play Cloths, the Clipse being fashion trail blazers, Fear Of God 2, linking up with Decon Records, his debut album – which is no longer dropping on Black Friday, the difference between Pusha T’s music and The Clipse’s music, his producer wish list for the album, if another Clipse album is dropping, and he speaks a little bit on the Consequence, and how he still listens to Hell Hath No Fury every day” – *youtube.com/redyset
Here are the offical credits to Game’s R.E.D. Album which says that only Pharrell was invovled on ‘Mama Knows’ and despite the rumours that Pharrell wasn’t the Executive Producer of the album anymore, you can clearly see that HE INDEED is the Executive Producer, thanks to Borsboom.
Game – The R.E.D. Album (Digital Booklet)
Game – Mama Knows feat. Nelly Furtado (11′)
Rapper Wale was recently Miami for the “Heineken Red Star Access” show. During his stay in Miami the new Maybach Music Group artist held a few interviews including one with the local 99 Jamz radio station during which he spoke about hit producer Pharrell Williams and his new “Eleven One Eleven” available November 1st (11-1-11). Check out footage from Wale’s trip to Miami, Florida.
Philadelphia rapper and the founder and CEO of Cold World Music Jakk Forst just leaked this unreleased track titled ‘What A Thug Like’ featuring Pharrell and Amerie on the net. So whats the story about this tune, where is it coming from. Most of y’all will say that we’ve heard this before and that the tune sounds like Gwen Stefani’s ‘Candyland’, well indeed. This is actually the original Gwen Stefani version of ‘Candyland’ that didn’t make it on her second studio album ‘The Sweet Escape’, but we’ve only heard the version with the Kill Bill sample mixed by Gwen’s DJ back in 2006 at one of her Fashion Shows.
We all wondered also what happened to Amerie’s Neptunes Studio Session from 2007 of ‘Because I Love It’. So judging by Pharrell’s rapping “Hey Ma, Let Me Show You What A Thug Like”, this could have been given to Amerie but with the title ‘What A Thug Like’ but it didn’t make the final cut, so it went finally to Jakk Frost having still Amerie on the hook, check out both tracks below.
Gwen Stefani – Candyland feat. Pharrell (06′)
Jakk Frost – What A Thug Like feat Pharrell & Amerie (07′)
This is why we love Chad & Pharrell’s Twitter accounts. They are finally starting to give fans what we allways wanted to see and hear from within the studio. This time around Chad Hugo shows us some oldass Neptunes Demos straight from the basement such as N*E*R*D’ ‘Brain’ and ‘Lap Dance’ from August 20th 2001 and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 2 Versions of Recognize from May 19th 2001, the next picture that Chad Hugo uploaded is a unreleased Clipse Demo titled ‘String Song’ from April 9th 2001 and the last picture is a Pro-Tools Backups of The Neptunes Present… Clones from May 27 2003, keep ‘em coming Chad !
“Whatchu know about dat, Or maybe a lapdance… Okay I guess I can get reel with you… One more from the vault…for all the clones…” – Chad Hugo
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