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.
Conor Maynard – Lift Off feat. Pharrell (12’)
Bobby Valentino – My Ex-Girlfriend feat. Pharrell (09′)
‘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!
Pharrell – I Really Like You Girl (06′)
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)
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.
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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