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August 2011

Robin Thicke – I’m An Animal


Here is the first leak of Robin Thicke’s fifth studio album, which is due later this year, check it out!

Robin Thicke – I’m An Animal (11′)

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Robin Thicke – All Tied Up (aka I’m An Animal) (2011) (Fall)
Confirmed Tracks:
* Pretty Little Heart
* Untitled (The Neptunes)
* Untitled feat. Usher & Maxwell
* Untitled feat. Faith Evans

The Neptunes.Org Presents… We Are Other Mixtape (2011)


Here is another The Neptunes.Org mixtape with contributors from our forum members once again, compiled by Marcus, so make sure you download and check out this mixtape with some great muzika. We’ll soon gonna work on the Next Official Neptunes.Org mixtape so look out for that. The original Artwork is owned by fishbucket.com.

“What’s up forum members. I finally finished the We Are Other mixtape or whatever literally a hour ago. I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed and put their time and effort into the songs. Thanks for the submissions, ideas, etc. I hope everyone likes that artwork also.”Marcus


The Neptunes.Org Present… We Are Other Mixtape (2011)
01 – Graffititech – Intro
02 – P.A.T. (Pushamalicioustee) – Burnt Toast
03 – Josh Allegro – Big Bun
04 – Nana Rogues – Vision
05 – Marcus – Spacing
06 – Solemly (Fer da Lash) – I Am Other + Hidden Track
07 – Andrei – Hypnotize (Interlude)
08 – FreeDOOM (Flip Bundlez) – Eumir Deodato
09 – NanoOfDramatikz – Day N’ Nite
10 – Asp – Outro

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Gloria Estefan – Wepa feat. Pitbull (R3hab Remix)


Pitbull adds some flavor to Latin superstar Gloria Estefan’s spicy single “Wepa.” The hip-shaking rhythm, which was originally produced by Pharrell and remixed by Holland DJ R3hab, contains English and Spanish lyrics plus a verse from Pit. Gloria has been working closely with The Neptunes on her 11th studio album, due later this year.

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Smirnoff Pure TV Commercial Featuring Pharrell


The Smirnoff Co. has secured an exclusive collaboration with US music and culture icon Pharrell Willliams, who features in a brand new TV and online advertising campaign created especially for the Australian Market. The commercial will air nationally on TV and online channels, but Smirnoff will also be offering consumers more information on the making of the campaign if they visit the Smirnoff Australia Facebook Page to see exclusive “Behind The Scenes” footage from the shoot including interviews with the Smirnoff marketing manager, Pharrell and other musicians involved in the TVC. Pharrell, a master collaborator himself, leads the campaign from start to finish, and takes the consumer on a journey of how his mixes are created.

He explains how the best music can be made only when the artist starts with a blank canvas. Featuring his N*E*R*D track ‘Truth Or Dare‘ by adding layer upon layer of the best quality elements, one at a time – the beat, the groove, the vocals – the result, a perfectly mixed, full impact sound that you can’t help dancing to. The inspiration of the campaign stems from the way a bartender mixes a drink – starting with pure Smirnoff vodka, each ingredient is added to complement the mix. A great tasting mixed drink is born, and is of course, served with the signature style that Smirnoff is world-famous for. Says Nicole Stanners, marketing manager for Smirnoff: “As the world’s number No 1 vodka, Smirnoff is renowned for delivering the best tasting mixed drinks because of its purity. The concept for the campaign is simple – How you start is everything. The best mixed drinks start pure.


“We wanted to show consumers how Smirnoff, the purest vodka, makes great tasting mixed drinks, in the same way Pharrell mixes a great music track. By using the metaphor of Pharrell’s mind as a blank canvas, we were able to convey this message in a simple, yet imaginative way.” An added feature of the campaign will be that smart phone users will be able to Shazam the commercial to access additional footage and further information on the campaign from an exclusive micro website. This is claimed to be a first for a TV commercial in Australia. “What really works the best is when opposites attract.

This is how I work when I collaborate with talented musicians, I take the true substance of their sound and mix it with what I think complements it best. I like how Smirnoff present a pure vodka, perfect for mixing – this is what I try to do with my music, so I agreed to be a part of this campaign.” Says Pharrell. Pharrell was joined by an ensemble of talented musicians from around the globe who helped create the cresecendo of sound that develops during the commercial. Each individual has an important role to play, as well as an interesting story to tell, having worked with world-renowned artists such as Little Richard and Justin Timberlake, and during filming offered their insight on working their way to the top in the music. Thanks to Shick3n.

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N*E*R*D – Truth Or Dare feat. Kelis & Pusha T. (UK) (01′)

N*E*R*D – Truth Or Dare feat. Kelis & Pusha T. (02′)

Mickey Dunn Interviews DJ Hip Hop Dan, Talks Missile Command Part 2

Part 2

Updated: July 7th
“I had a great Opportunity to interview DJ Hip Hop Dan from the DJ group “Missile Command”. This is Part 1 of our “DJ SERIES” “On the 1′s and 2′s”.Take a look and stay tuned for Part 2.”Mickey Dunn

Part 1

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*youtube.com/themickeydunnshow

Actor Will Smith Eyeing Hip-Hop Comeback, Working With The Neptunes?


Will Smith is a power player in Hollywood … and in the rap world, artists wanted to break into movies, they all look up to him as a pioneer. Well, Smith might be going back to his hip-hop roots, says producer La Mar MarsEdwards, who produced several tracks for The Game’s upcoming, R.E.D. Album. In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Mars revealed that the Hollywood superstar wants to get back into hip-hop. “We’re working on Tip, we’re working on the ‘High School’ movie with Snoop and Wiz Khalifa,” the producer said. “We’re working on Will Smith, bringing him back. That’s actually him on the other line right now…”

Over his career, Smith has released nine albums. However, its been six years since he dropped Loud & Found in 2005. As far as music, it seems he’s been grooming his young daughter, Willow, who broke onto the scene last year with her hit single, “Whip My Hair.” Mars didn’t give any further details regarding his work with Smith. But this could be the reason why Will Smith has been in the studio with The Neptunes last year on September 9, we’ll see.

*ballerstatus.com
*xxlmag.com

Previously:
Did The Neptunes Worked With Willow Smith

Pharrell Williams Has A Cameo In The New Trailer For ‘How To Make It In America’


Looks like Pharrell will be giving Ben and Cam a hand in “Crisp” in the upcoming season of the HBO hit series How To Make It In America: Season 2. Pharrell made a brief cameo in the newly released trailer for the HBO show (at 0:58) which will also see his former Star Trak labelmate Pusha T. playing a role as a drug dealer as well as Kid Cudi who plays a recurring role as Domingo Dean on the show.

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Alyssa Bernal – Soaking Up The Sun feat. Pharrell (Frame Shot)


“still frames from #SUTS :) almost guys!!!”
- Lyss

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Updated: August 10th
Here are some more pictures of Alyssa Bernals ‘Soaking Up The Sun’ video shoot, more pics at foursandyfeet.com. Thanks to Rod.

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Previously:
Alyssa Bernal – Soaking Up The Sun (Behind The Scenes/VideoShoot)

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Noreaga Speaks On Not Being Acknowledged By Pharrell, Ne-Yo Involved For The Fabolous Session


Added The Video. Noreaga starts talking about Pharrell at 06:55.

“He was in the middle of recording your boy’s Fabolous and Ne-Yo.” N.O.R.E. says Capone stood him up at a show in Queensbridge, discusses his relationship with producer Pharrell Williams.

New York City rapper and former Capone-N-Noreaga member N.O.R.E. made an appearance on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on August 17 for an almost 20-minute long interview that touched on everything from his relationship with Pharrell Williams to the end of Capone-N-Noreaga. The interview kicked off with N.O.R.E. once again addressing the beef that came about with the release of Prodigy’s book “My Infamous Life.” Later in the interview N.O.R.E. went on to speak on his relationship with rapper/producer Pharrell and how he never seemed to be acknowledged for helping launch Pharrell and The Neptunes‘ music career with “Superthug.”

“The other day we shot the video, it was real hard to get Pharrell for the video. Lil’ Wayne was like so easy. So it was real hard to get Pharrell for the video. So we finally got Pharrell and it was like I just wanted to run away from him because it was so hard. He was in the middle of recording your boy’s Fabolous and Ne-Yo. Cool, Fabolous and Ne-Yo but I’m N.O.R.E. Come walk across the street,” said N.O.R.E.

“And it kinda got me a little. I was on a 15-minute wait. He walked over, we did it, and when he left I was like me and him had to talk. And he must have sensed something and the very next day he called me…He called me and he said ‘Yo N.O.R.E., I apologize. I was rushing and all that.’ But he finally admitted that. He was finally like ‘Yo, if it wasn’t for ‘Superthug’.’ And I don’t care if he said it to the world; it meant the world to me.” Thanks to DjGreen702.

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*hiphopwired.com

Gloria Estefan’s Wepasode #2

Watch The Throne A&R Talks About The Neptunes Records

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Def Jam VP of A&R Bu Thiam breaks down the tracks on Watch The Throne with MTV News Since Kanye West first announced Watch The Throne on Twitter in August 2010, the tag-team LP with Jay-Z had been shrouded in mystery. In the months leading up to the album’s August 8, 2011 release, details remained sketchy. There was no loaded press run, super radio push, music video or album leaks leading up to the drop. In fact, “H.A.M” and “Otis” were the only songs released to the general public; beyond that there was nothing. A few were in the know, like Def Jam VP of A&R Bu Thiam who, was there throughout the recording process and helped Hov and Yeezy achieve their sonic goal. “As an A&R it’s a process of trying to bring out the artist’s creative ideas and their visions,” Thiam told MTV News of his general job function in an exclusive interview.

However, when dealing with such accomplished artists like Kanye and Jay, who both have classic works under their belts, Thiam’s role wasn’t that of a traditional A&R rep. “When it comes to big artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, a label can’t just assign you to a project like that,” he said. “You can’t just be like, ‘Yo Kanye we’re gonna have such and such be your A&R.’ He’s gonna be like, ‘Who the f— is that? Hell no.’ So they have to really rock with you off [general principle] and that’s how the whole process goes.” And rock they did. From start to finish, Bu Thiam was there, lending his professional opinions, helping to build tracks and carry them from concept to a fully mixed and mastered product. There aren’t too many people who can break down Watch The Throne Breakdown track-by-track, but then again there aren’t many people in the game like Bu Thiam.

“Lift Off” featuring Beyoncé (Produced by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker and Mike Dean)
” ‘Lift Off’ was definitely one of the earlier records [recorded for the album]. [Putting the sound effects on the record] is a process because initially a record might just be a beat, a chorus and a hook and as [Kanye] hears things he adds and takes things out.”

“Gotta Have It” (Produced by The Neptunes and Kanye West)
“It’s like a beat battle. ‘Ye might play something and then Pharrell might play something. They go back and forth man and then they come to a point where they come with one beat.”

*mtv.com

Pusha Talks Personal Style, Fashion In Hip Hop & Music

Pusha T. takes some time while on the Heineken Red Star Access G.O.O.D. Music 9-city Tour to speak to Upscalehype. Touching on a bunch of fashion subjects, Pusha gives good insight to hip-hop and fashion going hand in hand. Check it out.

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N*E*R*D – Live At The Rock Hall & Fillmore, San Francisco (2002)

Those were the days…*Trucker Hats* N*E*R*D performing “Rock Star (Poser)“, “Run To The Sun” and “Stay Together” with SpyMob at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, Ohio and Fillmore, San Francisco in Summer 2002. I remember this having it on VHS, I couldn’t find it anymore, thanks to Davy, dg1907, Gaugzilla & polloconarroz for the find!

N*E*R*D – Truth Or Dare feat. Kelis & Bobby James (Live At The Rock Hall)

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Lloyd Banks – Trouble On My Mind (Freestyle)


Lloyd Banks jumps on Pusha T.’s latest single Trouble On My Mind.

Lloyd Banks – Trouble On My Mind (Freestyle) (11′)

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Complex’s ’25 Best Pharrell Hooks’


Complex made a list compelled of the 25 Best Pharrell Hooks where they also revealed some interpolations and samples of some songs that made the list such as on ‘P. Diddy’sD.I.D.D.Y.’ from 2001, “P reworks Boogie Down Productions1988 classic “Jimmy” and simply spells out Puff’s new name rhythmically. Voila, hit song.” and sampling Luther Vandross’Take You Out” (and borrowing some of its lyrics) on Jay-Z – Excuse Me Miss feat. PharrellHov and P set out to make a record considerably smoother than some of their previous efforts. Pharrell crooned in a high falsetto while Jigga dropped ad-libs about Scooby Doos (those were X-pills shoes, by the way). The record became a Top 10 hit as Jay and that boy Pharrell continued to make beautiful music.”

Pharrell has been one of popular music’s premier producers for the past decade, and he’s still absolutely relevant. In the past month alone, he’s made headlines for starting the boutique label I Am Other, launching Qream Liqueur, joining Twitter, and raking in $10 million last year. Still, we haven’t forgotten what he does best: music. More specifically, choruses. Hooks. The catchy part of the song that everyone loves. We combed through P’s catalog and pitted his greatest ones against each other.” Check out all 25 Best Pharrell Hooks on Complex.

Boogie Down Productions – Jimmy (1988) (Interpolation)

P. Diddy – D.I.D.D.Y. feat. Pharrell (2001)

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Luther Vandross – Take You Out (2001) (Sample)

Jay-Z – Excuse Me Miss feat. Pharrell (2002)

*complex.com

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