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July 2012

Sammy Adams Working With The Neptunes (July 28th) (Update)


After almost Four Months, Pharrell gets back in the studio with Sammy Adams to finish their studio session, let’s just hope that Sammy’s new tune that will come out on Monday titled All Night Longer is produced by The Neptunes, thanks to BlueSky2308. “yah @SammyAdams @Pharrell make amazing music together….lets beat the last session!”

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Updated: January 23rd
Boston-Native rapper Samuel Adams Wisner, better known by his stage name, Sammy Adams (24) let the Twittersphere know that he is working in the studio with The Neptunes. He tweeted this morning that he is ‘In the studio with skateboard p’ and that they did some ‘Primal heat’. In early 2010, he emerged into the music industry with his release of “I Hate College (Remix)”, a remix of Asher Roth’s I Love College, on YouTube. He released afterwards his debut EP Boston’s Boy (2010) which managed to reach #73 on The Billboard 200. Boston’s Boy also debuted at number one on the iTunes hip-hop chart in its first week, and the song “Driving Me Crazy” hit #8 on iTunes hip-hop singles chart. His debut album is due this Fall.

Sammy Adams – Blow Up (Official Video)

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The Neptunes, Kevin Rudolf, Wyclef Jean & Missile Command

The Neptunes & Kevin Rudolf
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“At circle house studios in Miami with @pharrell and @ItsKevinRudolf”

Missile Command & Wyclef Jean
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“With @wyclef and @danielbiltmore at the @criscab show at grand central”

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Kevin Rudolf – She Can Get It (Chad Hugo) (08′)

Christian Rich & Rock Band Semi Precious Weapons

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Cris Cab x MiamiNewTimes.Com Interview

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By S. Pajot. How awesome would it be if there were entire orchards of fruit-bearing woody plants with full-grown human females dangling from the branches, instead of apples, oranges, or mangoes? Unfortunately, that’s just Crossfade’s kinky agri-sexual fantasy. And even though it might seem that local pop-hop crooner Cris Cab and famous homie Pharrell probably live in a world where beautiful women can be picked like peaches … They don’t. Even the music world’s elite got romantic problems. Just listen to Cab’s track “Good Girls (Don’t Grow on Trees),” co-written by The Neptunes dude and produced by Wyclef Jean with a verse by Big Sean. So before last night’s gig at Grand Central, we sat down for a heart-to-heart conversation with Cris about “Good Girls,” trees, romance, jet-setting, and hitting the studio with Pharrell, Wyclef, and Sean.

Miaminewtimes: What is Cris Cab’s jet-set schedule these days? Where are you livin’? Where are you chillin’? Where are you recording?
Cris Cab: I have probably been home in Miami a total of four weeks in the last seven months. Between touring and recording, I’m barely ever home. But besides missing my family, I love traveling and being on the road. I have been keeping a checklist of which cities I have been so far, and it’s starting to get long. I live in Miami. I chill on the beach. I record either at my studio here in Miami or NYC.

M: Your Facebook and Twitter have been loaded up with pics and reports from the studio. What’s the next big project on deck?
C: We don’t have a title just yet. But a new project will be coming at the end of September.

M: Obviously, “Good Girls (Don’t Grow on Trees)” is the big push right now. Is there any way to fail with a roster like Cris Cab, Big Sean, Wyclef, and Pharrell?
I don’t take anything for granted. The fans will always decide if they like the music or not. They can always see through the hype. I am blessed to work with those heavyweights, but their involvement will only open more ears to give it a chance. After that, the fans make up their own mind.

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M: What have these superskilled dudes taught you about the music game?
C: Not to be scared to be unique and to be yourself.

M:What is a good girl?
C:One who is loyal, honest, and a Cris Cab fan!

M: Has Cris Cab ever been the reason a good girl gone bad?
C: Hmmmmm … I make bad girls go good.

M: Last question: If good girls did, in fact, grow on trees … How many would you pick?
C: Only one, my friend. Can’t be greedy. Have to leave some for others.

J. Cole Spits Over Pharrell’s ‘Lift Off’ From ‘The Thrones’

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Check out this dope freestyle by J. Cole spitting of the Pharrell produced ‘The Throne’ tune ‘Lift Off’, that features Beyonce on it, thanks to matty.

J. Cole – The Cure (12’)

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D.A. Wallach On The Twitter 140

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Pulse client D.A. Wallach is a member of Billboard Magazine’s140 Most Influential Tweeters In The Music Business.” The musician, songwriter, performer, and entrepreneur joins a list of tastemakers including A-Trak, Deadmau5, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and Zedd. See the full list of Billboard’s “140 Most Influential Tweeters in the Music Business” here.

Follow D.A. Wallach on Twitter
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Listen to D.A. Wallach on Soundcloud

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Conor Maynard – Lift Off & Glass Girl (Full)

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Conor Maynard’s debut album ‘Contrast’ just leaked on the net, and we got to check out the full versions of the Pharrell productions on the two tracks, Lift Off & Glass Girl. Like I already said, Lift Off, that features Pharrell on the vocals, sounds straight up like a Justified leftover, and on ‘Glass Girl’, it looks like Pharrell has been inspired by Dub Step, and remember when I said that ‘Glass Girl’ is a recycled tune, well it does sound like Bobby V’s ‘My Ex-Girlfriend’ from 2009 that didn’t make it on his ‘Rebirth’ album, what do y’all think guys, check out all three tunes below and make sure to cop that album on iTunes, ‘Contrast’ is due July 30th, thanks to EclecticE.

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Conor Maynard – Glass Girl (12’)

Conor Maynard – Lift Off feat. Pharrell (12’)

Bobby Valentino – My Ex-Girlfriend feat. Pharrell (09′)

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Tyler, The Creator Salutes Pharrell’s In My Mind Anniversary

‘That’s, like, my favorite album,’ Odd Future MC tells MTV News of Skateboard P’s solo debut. Tyler, The Creator makes no qualms about his admiration for Pharrell, so why wouldn’t he mark his calendar on the six-year anniversary of The Neptunes producer’s oft-forgotten debut In My Mind? “Oh, dude, I love that album. That’s, like, my favorite album,” the Odd Future MC told MTV News on Wednesday (July 25) of the Grammy-nominated LP. On July 25, 2006, Pharrell stepped into the spotlight with his Gwen Stefani-assisted single “Can I Have It Like That” and later followed with “Number One,” his Michael Jackson-inspired single with Kanye West. In My Mind remarkably mixed rap, R&B and funk with that patented Neptunes sound, and while few artists reference it as an inspiration, the Odd Future standout has long been vocal about the album’s influence on his own work.

“Well, yeah, I’m a big Neptunes stan, so it’s different for me. I love that album. I f—s with Pharrell and Chad; he’s Asian,” Tyler said with no filter. We’re not sure how many people actually took the time to acknowledge Pharrell’s anniversary, but it’s safe to say Tyler was one of a select few — if not the only one. “I hit him up today like, ‘Hey, today’s your six-year anniversary!’ ” Tyler recalled of the conversations he and Skateboard P had earlier Wednesday. “He was like, ‘Thanks,’ and I was like, ‘All right, my n—a.’ “ P has also shown love to the OFWGKTA crew: He produced “Sweet Life” on Frank Ocean’s recently released Channel Orange album, and he and Tyler have been getting some work in as well. “We did one song,” Tyler said. “We started on one song, but we never finished it, but hopefully we get on some other sh–.” What’s your favorite song from Pharrell’s In My Mind? I gotta go with ‘ I Really Like You Girl’. Let us know in the comments!

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Pharrell – I Really Like You Girl (06′)

Pharrell In The GQ Magazine (July 26th)

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Pusha T. Previews Heartfelt Song “40 Acres” Off Debut Album

By Mr.North. Under the radar to some, but Pusha T has owned the summer of 2012 with unforgettable features and his own solo releases. With his still-untitled debut album coming later this year, Pusha sits down with MTV News to talk on his upcoming project. Aside from speaking on his recording process, the cinematic influence drawn from “Devil’s Advocate,” and the overall musicality, Pusha previews a song off the LP titled “40 Acres” produced by The-Dream and Rico Beats.

“One of the more thoughtful records would be ‘40 Acres,’ and it’s produced by The-Dream and Rico Beats. It really harps on things that have happened in my life in regards to family — my brother being my partner, my parents not being together — speaking on how those things altered my views on relationships and so on. A lot of people, and men in general, don’t recognize that their selfishness towards women in a relationship probably has to do with something that has happened in their life before. I like to harp on things like that because people speak about relationships like it’s always so blissful but, like I said, my album is also based in harsh realities.”

Pusha T on “40 Acres”: One of the lyrics goes, ‘Unpolished, unapologetic, might’ve broke a heart or two, but gave an honest effort/ You see my nonchalant attitude is always f— it/ 35 years of marriage, and my mama left it/ You shouldn’t question if you ever stood a chance with him, the better question is, did you enjoy the dance with him?/ I’ll probably never pull your chair out, bitch, you know this money grew your hair out, switch/ All that s— I bought, you wear out, rich/ But I’m the only one I care ’bout.’

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) (Trailer)

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Cris Cab x AllHipHop.com Interview (July 27th), Debut Album Due September

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By JP DelaCuesta. Cris Cab has some very interesting relationships in the music industry. For the emerging talent to have worked with so many iconic players in such a short amount of time is almost unheard of, but it’s something that is well-deserved and far from a publicity stunt. Who are these legends, you ask? Well, for one, nine-time Grammy Award-nominated producer Pharrell Williams is Cris’ primary mentor, followed by “Uncle Wyclef,” who has been producing frequently for Cris as well over the past year.

Both Pharrell and Wyclef joined Cris on stage last week during his headlining show in New York City – one that had fans lined up around the block for hours before the doors even opened. Cris, who is signed to Mercury Records under Island Def Jam, is currently pushing his Echo Boom project and preparing to release a new full-length release later this year, spearheaded by the recent single “Good Girls” with Big Sean. Before Cris hits the stage at Grand Central in his hometown of Miami tonight, read up on his story and relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry below:

AllHipHop.com: Speak on your recent show in New York City, and what it meant to get those guys to come out and support you.
Cris Cab: It was a great night. We had a lot of label people come out as well, and coming to support the show. I brought out Pharrell, Wyclef, and Mavado, who are all great dudes and I work with all of them. Pharrell is really the first person I met in the music industry when I was about 14 or 15, and he’s always been like a big brother to me and a mentor, and he came through and showed love. And Wyclef, too, who I just met like five or six months ago. He’s already like a big brother to me as well; he came out and showed love and we got to do “No Woman No Cry” together which was awesome.

A: Well, I think it’s safe to say that if there’s anyone in this industry to be your mentor, Pharrell is at the top of the list.
C: Oh, for sure, man. He’s like Yoda.

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Busta Rhymes Will Have Robin Thicke On ‘Year Of The Dragon’

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Busta Rhymes announced that his Year Of The Dragon album will be released mid-August on 106 & Park last night. The YMCMB artist will have a list of features including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Maino, Anthony Hamilton, Gucci Mane and more. The album will be available on Google Play and will be available for the low price of Free.99.

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The BGR Show – Producer Just Blaze On Making Beats


What does it take to make a chart-topping song? Superstar producer Just Blaze has created many hits over the years. Take an inside look at Just’s studio, his creative process, all the great gear he used for the making of “The BGR Show” theme music, and reminisce on his favorite gadgets from back in the day.

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Alyssa Bernal – Wide Awake (Katy Perry Cover) (Official Video), Alyssa Bernal’s Cover EP Vol. 1 Now On iTunes

Alyssa Bernal – Wide Awake (Katy Perry Cover) (Official Video)

Here is the Official video to Alyssa Bernal’s Wide Awake Cover that will be released on her Cover EP Vol. 1 on iTunes, so make sure to cop it.

Alyssa Bernal – Cover EP Vol. 1 (2012)

  1. Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. I’m Yours
  3. Hallelujah
  4. Wide Awake

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Awkward Black Girl – Patty’s Video Diary


Patty, Awkward Black Girl’s office germ – ahem – GEM, reflects on her feelings about Jesus’s invasive employee practices.

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Cris Cab – If You Only Had Today

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Cris Cab droped a new track today titled ‘If You Only Had Today’. It’s breezy addition to your summer playlists, pretty good, check it out below.

Cris Cab – If You Only Had Today (12′)

Missile Command’s Breakfast Style In Miami

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Nelly Performs ‘Hot In Herre’ On Jimmy Fallon


Nelly came to Jimmy Fallon to promote his new show titled ‘The Next’ while they talked about how Jimmy Fallon performed a sketch about ‘Hot In Herre’ back in 2002 at the MTV Awards, so Nelly got up and performed straight up ‘Hot In Herre’ for the audience, check it out above, Thanks to matty.

Nelly – Hot In Herre feat. Dani Stevenson (02′)

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Npr.org Reviews Chester French’s ‘Drop’

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By Tahsan Scott. Chester French sculpts a catchy theme song for the more explicit of teenage exploits. Chivalry isn’t dead — it’s just been digitized for the 21st century. On “Drop,” a track off of their new album, Music 4 Tngrs, the eclectic pop-rock duo Chester French professes, “I bet you’ve never been out on a date like this before, with a real gentleman, who opens up the doors.” Organic synths and distorted guitars stretch out over stuttering vocal drops and wide-sweeping string patches that seamlessly ride the track’s hypnotic drums, creating a salacious groove.

In the chorus, it’s all courtship at 4G speed: “But once you get / through the door / those panties gonna drop, drop, drop to the floor.” In an “R. Kelly meets Mr. Rogers” tone, Chester French pleads “Won’t you be my neighbor?” And with lines like, “Put on some Ren and Stimpy while you’re getting skimpy,” the ballad is a noble nod to the sexual exploits of teenagers in the 90s. It sounds like Chester French didn’t spend their Friday nights watching T.G.I.F. You can buy “Drop” on iTunes.

Chester French – Drop (12’)

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Mansions On The Moon At Camp Bisco

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Alyssa Bernal To Release Her Own Clothing Line ‘Lyssnlov’

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Alyssa Bernal revealed yesterday on her twitter, that she is working on her own clothing line called ‘Lyssnlov’ and the first preview will be on her next cover of ‘Wide Awake’ video on youtube. “Alyssa Bernal’s “Lyssnlov” Clothing is in works. Launching will be on her next cover video. “LyssNLov Clothing and Wide Awake Cover soon. @alyssabernal Stay tuned #Lysseners! \m/” “My new apparel site, “Lyssnlov” is in the works!! I’ll be launching it with my next cover video!”

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Rick Ross – Presidential feat. Pharrell & Elijah Blake (Full)

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Here is finally the Rick Ross x The Neptunes collaboration titled ‘Presidential‘ that features Elijah Blake on the hook as well as Pharrell on the vocals, pretty dope tune right there, brings me back to 2001/02, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t‘ is due July 31st.

Rick Ross – Presidential feat. Pharrell & Elijah Blake (12′)

Pharrell In The Japanese Obscura Magazine

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Low quality scans for now.

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Conor Maynard Says ‘Pharrell Williams Can Write A Hit In An Hour

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The Neptunes producer and N*E*R*D hitmaker worked with rising British star Conor Maynard on his debut album, ‘Contrast‘, and the young singer was amazed at how fast he works. Conor told RWDmag.com: “I saw how amazing he was when he sat down and started creating different songs. He would write a song in an hour, and he’d be like, ‘OK I’ve got a new hit for you.’ “It was crazy how quickly he works and the standard of the tracks he produces. “There are two tracks on my album, one featuring him and another produced and written by him.

They’re quite different to some of the other things I’ve done, it’s very old school Pharrell, he has really put his stamp on it.”Vegas Girl‘ singer Conor also said he was really pleased to have his collaboration track with Rita Ora also included on his debut. He added: “I was really pleased when I was told that track was on my album, I think for me it’s one of my favourite tracks I’ve ever recorded and it really kind of fits us both, she’s an old friend of mine and its really nice to have her on my album.”Contrast‘ is released on July 30.

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