N*E*R*D – She Wants To Move (Oliver Schories Edit) (12’)
Check out this dope Remix right there by DJ Haroom remixing Thicke’s Wanna Love You Girl featuring Pharrell.
Pharrell Williams talks us through his childhood obession with Michael Jackson. By Dazed Digital. “The most important thing I have to say about Michael Jackson is that he was an incredibly enlightened, super-intelligent guy who changed the standard for entertainment. My first memory of him is being in front of the TV when I was a child, watching him perform. My mom didn’t have a floor model TV – we had one of the older ones that stood on a stand and I remember running as close to it as I could, totally mesmerised by him. It was the “Let’s Dance Let’s Shout” record and I was glued to the television. It was a phenomenal experience just to watch him perform. From then on, he reinvented the standard of what being an artist was about. I can’t think of anything I’d seen before that point, or that I’ve seen since for that matter, that even comes to being anything like it, musically or visually.
That said, at that age, I never thought about making music inspired by Michael. I didn’t think about making music at all. Thinking like that wasn’t an option. I was in the projects in Virginia – there was no custom of thinking like that. It wasn’t that so-and-so did something and you thought you might do it one day. At that age, in a place like that, you know what you love and what you feel an incredible relationship to. You know that you think music is magical and art is magical and movies are magical, but there isn’t much around to cultivate that magic, to make it even seem like a possibility in your own life. That was part of the amazing thing about Michael. What he did seemed impossibly magical. He was always just something completely special. More after the jump, thanks to aliXxXDabeat.
Michael Jackson – Working Day & Night (DJ Freakiii Extended Mix) (79′)
Leah Labelle stopped by the GlobalGrind offices to share a little about the inspiration behind her smash single “Sexify” and the funny story of how she first got in touch with Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri.
The first-season winner of the ABC series “Duets” is J Rome. The full-time student from Maryland won the fan vote and was declared the champion over runner-up John Glosson on Thursday night. He receives a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Both Rome and Glosson were mentored by Jennifer Nettles. Jason Farol, who finished third, was coached by Kelly Clarkson. Rome followed up on his victory by singing the Stevie Wonder hit “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” as ticker tape fell from the ceiling and all four mentors — including John Legend and Robin Thicke — celebrated on stage. Rome was the last amateur to perform prior to the announcement.
He and Jennifer sang the 1980s DeBarge hit “Rhythm of the Night.” John praised Rome for tackling a wide range of genres throughout the competition. Robin noted that Rome always has a big smile on his face. Kelly said she was so impressed by him. John Glosson teamed with Jennifer on the song “For Good,” from the musical “Wicked.” Both Kelly and John Legend admitted they were almost brought to tears by what they heard, and said he had great chemistry with Jennifer. Robin told John Glosson that he deserves all the success that will come his way in the future. Jason partnered with Kelly on Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Jennifer praised Jason for growing as an artist from week to week. John said Jason looked comfortable on stage. The night also featured performances from previously-eliminated contestants Bridget Carrington, who was joined by John Legend on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” and Olivia Chisholm, who collaborated with Robin on Ray Charles’ “Fever.” Kelly and Jennifer kicked off the show with a cover of The Eurythmics tune “Would I Lie to You?”
Robin Thicke & Olivia Chisholm – Fever (Ray Charles Cover)
Ted Stanuga of the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago discusses the importance and significance of art by veterans for our culture. Their work gives the viewer a direct insight into the experience and aftermath of war as only those who have been there can express. Featuring:
“Above and Beyond” Project
“Fatigues Clothesline” Project founded by Regina Vasquez
“POW” by John McManus
“Combat Paper Project” Initiated by Drew Matott and Drew Cameron
“Good Morning PTSD” by Christopher Arendt
“Re-Deployment” Series by Greg Broseus
“Untitled” Collage Installation by Alejandro Villatoro
“Angel in the Desert” by Marcus Ericson
“Radical Vulnerability” & “Intrusive Thoughts” Exhibitions curated by Aaron Hughes
“Overlooked/Looked Over” Exhibition curated by Erica Slone
So after all the mishmash about the bonus cut ‘Golden Girl‘ off Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange album if it was produced by The Neptunes/Pharrell or not , Tyler, The Creator stepped in and told us that it is indeed produced by Pharrell and not just Tyler himself, which I thought because of the credits on allmusic.com, so we got here the second Neptunes/Pharrell track off Channel Orange. I really don’t feeling it though, anyways all we need now is just the Original Version of ‘Sweet Life‘ that Tyler and Aaron were talking about, by saying its ‘very different from the final version’, check out Golden Girl below, thanks to BabyMilo aka Tyler, The Creator from the forum. One more thing, I’ve cut the long cuts of ‘Golden Girl‘ and kept the actual tune from the hidden version of the ‘End‘ tune. Channel Orange is out now on iTunes. Let me know guys what y’all think of the tune.
Frank Ocean – Golden Girl feat. Tyler, The Creator (P. Williams)
Check out this hilarious ‘Chester French – Interesting Times‘ Fan Made video by Jason Jaring.
Every now and then I decide to make my own Extended Mix and Edits to Satisfy myself by the Amazing Neptunes sound of Chad & Pharrell that we all love so much, It’s was 1:15 AM when i decided to Edit the lovely ‘Sweet Life’ tune which is the best Neptunes Production so far this year for me and I couldn’t get enough of it since it leaked, so I made an Extended Version with Pharrell’s Adlibs and a breakdown riff at the very end, I’m sure you all gonna like it. Here is the result after 45 minutes on the Acid Monsta.
Frank Ocean – Sweet Life feat. Pharrell (Extended Mix) (12′)
Congratulations to Pharrell and his Wife Helen from the whole TheNeptunes.Org crew. Pharrell recently proposed to his long-term girlfriend Helen Lasichanh and the delighted model-and-designer said ‘yes’. According to mediatakeout.com, The Neptunes star asked Helen to marry him ‘a few weeks ago’ and the happy couple are planning to tie the knot next spring. Pharrell and Helen have a son together called Rocket. The couple were seen at the New York premiere of new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ on Monday night (16.07.12) and Helen was sporting a huge diamond ring on her engagement finger.
Remember when Pharrell said that he’s been working with Rick Ross on a speical record back in February, well, this is indeed a special record, check out the newest snippet from the Amazon preview, sounds dope as hell, thanks to DJ Green, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ is due July 31st.
Rick Ross – Presidential feat. Pharrell & Elijah Burke (Snippet)
“Cloudy” is a short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of FriendsWithYou. This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, visual soundscape that takes the viewer through a personal journey into the sky. Sing, dance and relax as you follow a cast of clouds and raindrops through an entrancing adventure you’ll wish to take over and over again.
FriendsWithYou explores animism, giving the main cast of characters a soul. The purpose of the piece is to transcend the viewer to a peaceful and joyous state. Clouds singing and performing their duties in a joyful manner show us that everything in our world has a role and a purpose.
A trip to Berlin-based Acronym’s design atelier reveals the utilitarian philosophy behind one of fashion’s most innovative brands. Co-founder Errolson Hugh explains the style and infrastructure behind Acronym’s “technical fashion.”
Fans of Christopher Nolan’s Batman have been frothing at the mouth in anticipation of The Dark Knight Rises‘ release. While we wait to see the final installment of the trilogy, we also wonder if it can outperform the year’s biggest box office hit, Avengers. Here’s a lowdown of some characters as they appeared on the red carpet for the film’s New York premiere as well as Pharrell among others, check the pictures below.
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