Chad Hugo’s occasional production partner and friend of theneptunes.org, Kid Icarus, has released his own album with rapper Intalek. In case you don’t know who Icarus is, here’s a quick rundown – Kid Icarus is a DJ/Producer out of VA (though he is currently residing in LA), Whilst in Virginia he began interning with Teddy Riley which in turn led to Icarus going on to work with The Neptunes and the guys at the Star Trak Camp.
Most recently Kid Icarus was featured in the video for Fam-Lay’s “Beach Cruiser” (Did i mention that he’s Fam-Lay’s official DJ?) and he also produced an upcoming single for Camp-Lo With Chad Hugo, as well as a ton of other projects that you’ll hear about soon. The Synesthesia album features Nickelus F and Fam-Lay, so be sure to check it out.
Intalek & Kid Icarus – Loser feat. Fam-Lay (12′)
A few weeks ago we hooked up with Odd Future members Syd Tha Kid & Matt Martians to talk about their band The Internet.
The guys discussed their current album Purple Naked Ladies, work on the next LP and what life is like being in Odd Future and how they are now creating their own identity away from the group. Syd & Matt also gave some insight into upcoming projects with Kilo Kish, Earl Sweatshirt and rising star Tay Walker.
As you guys know our forum was where Matt met Tyler, The Creator.
Here is a preview of our interview – a message from The Internet to our very own mika
Stay tuned for the full article next week!
Ron Perelman & Pharrell
Have you warmed up to Pharrell‘s honey blonde locks yet? Billionaire Revlon chairman Ron Perelman took a quick peek under the hit maker’s hat over the weekend at the uber-exclusive high priced fundraiser for the Apollo Theater In The Hamptons on Saturday night. All questions concerning if Pharrell’s drapes match his carpet should be forwarded along to rumored wife-to-be Helen Lasichanh.
Helen, Pharrell & Rico Love
Celebrities, moguls and socialites flocked to Perelman‘s sprawling 57-acre East Hamptons estate, “The Creeks,” for the third annual concert benefiting youth education and mentoring programs. Check out more flicks of Pharrell, who served as creative director for the event after the jump.
By Matt Putrino. Last night Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to reveal a lengthy list of producers and features for his upcoming still-untitled sophomore full-length. The lineup of those involved includes some heavy hitters including The Neptunes, Casey Veggies, Christian Rich as well as the OFWKTA staples Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Domo Genesis, and The Internet. He’s still holding out on the album’s title, but he does make a special point to note the content on this one won’t be about rape. Check out the full statement below, and hear his recent collaboration with Flying Lotus.
“You wanna know why im not in europe with the squad? Im finishing this album. Im just trying to make pretty music. Everyone whose favorite song off EARL was epar or whatever might be pretty bummed. Everyone with 666 or KTA or some sort of stupid hashtag like “hey look im crazy” in their bio might be pretty bummed too. I anticipate a loss of fans. I also anticipate gaining some. So. You know. Yeah. I hope i lose you as a fan if you only fuck with me cause i rapped about raping girls when i was 15. I fucking love how it sounds. And uhh. Thats what matters Im gonna go out on a limb and say that you can hear the progression.
Christian Rich // The Neptunes // Tyler, The Creator // randomblackdude // Domo Genesis // Vince Staples // Tyler, The Creator // BBNG // Pharrell Williams // Thundercat // Ommas Keith // Frank Ocean // And Earl Sweatshirt. Thats the list of folks who did work on _____. Oh and samiyam and alchemist!!!!! Oh yeah and casey veggies!! And matt and syd. What if i got kidnapped and murdered by crazy nicaraguan killers before anyone could hear it. I’d be bummed. What if tom cruise killed me for being extra’d out. Its funny cause alchemist is also better at rapping than everyone. Its actually fucked up. Uzowuru just stopped me from dropping the album title.”
Music, culture, class, religion, race… nothing is off the table in the second half of our season finale. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed and supported the show.
Posted: August 5th
StereoTypes – Word On The Street (Part 1)
Music, culture, class, religion, race… nothing is off the table in our two-part season finale of StereoTypes.
Here are the final versions of the Apparatjik x The Neptunes Collaboration. Pharrell goes by the name Auto Goon on this album. The supergroup collective known as Apparatjik constists of members Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jonas Bjerre (MEW), Magne Furuholmen (A-Ha), and Martin Terefe for their new album ‘Square Peg In A Round Hole.’ “Apparatjik works in cells around the world as an open platform for collaborations,” bassist Berryman tells Spinner.
“After working with Pharrell in Miami, Martin came home with a demo of a fantastic song titled ‘Do It Myself,’ which they had written together,” Berryman continues. “We just said, ‘Hey, let’s just add some bits and use this as an Apparatjik song!’ I love the fact that a musical collective can be this unpredictable.” ‘Square Peg In A Round Hole.’ Is now on iTunes available , check out the tunes below.
Apparatjik – Timepolice feat. Auto Goon (aka Pharrell)
Apparatjik – Do It Myself feat. Auto Goon (aka Pharrell)
I think most of y’all didn’t see this episode of MTV’s ‘When I Was 17’ with Pharrell from 2003. There is another episode of ‘When I Was 17’ with Pharrell but from 2010, this one here has interviews with his school friends, Marching Band Teacher Alan Sharps and his mother Caroline Williams, and don’t miss the hilarious story about his spanish girlfriend back then, thanks to Spaceman.
Pharrell’s ‘When I Was 17’ (2010) (Deleted Scenes)
At the beginning of the year, we got to hear the full version of Teyana Taylor’s ‘Switch It Up’ which is produced by The Neptunes, but it was just a Live version, and 8 months later, a 16 second snippet hit the net of the actual studio version of the tune recorded in 2008, nonetheless, it sounds dope, you can check out the snippet below, thanks to Andrew.
Teyana Taylor – Switch It Up (Snippet) (08′)
Lupe Fiasco has been interviewed by CNN, where he revealed some new information about the upcoming Lupe/Pharrell album. “All City-Chess Club, a superband made up of Lupe and seven other rappers, will be a mixtape-only outfit, he said, and he’s unsure what the future will hold for Child Rebel Soldiers, his venture with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. To quote Lupe on CRS, “Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh.” As for the rumored studio collaboration between him and Skateboard P, he says it’s a coin toss. “That’s in the incubator because we definitely talk about it. It definitely came up, but it’s kind of like 50-50, but definitely a good strong 50 on the yes side – weak 50 no, a strong 50 yes,” he said.
Pharrell Williams could take one of the judging slots on ‘American Idol‘ left open by the exits of J.Lo and Steven Tyler. Pharrell Williams appears more than likely to be christened the next judge on “American Idol.” According to a source close to the rapper/producer/designer’s camp, Williams has told members of his Star Trak Entertainment record label that he will slide into one of the slots vacated by the recent departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Williams had reportedly been negotiating with the reality show in recent weeks but we’re told that he’s informed his closest associates that he’ll be at “Idol” auditions later this month.
Williams will join Mariah Carey as one of the new judges and his relationship with the five-time Grammy Award winner and “Idol” stalwart Randy Jackson was a factor in his decision. Williams is “super tight with Mariah and Randy,” says our source. A rep for “Idol,” whose 12th season is scheduled to debut early in 2013, had “no comment.” A spokeswoman for Williams did not get back to use by deadline.
Billionaire Boys Club and Palladium Boots have linked up for a very limited boot collaboration. Keeping the camo trend alive, BBC and Palladium give us an all over camo print leather (roll-down/ high) boot. The two brands also linked up with well known Japanese graphic designer SK8THING for some help on designing these exclusive boots. The Billionaire Boys Club x Palladium Boots capsule collection will be hitting selected retailers sometime this November.
Here is the newest production by Christian Rich by Virginia’s The Fieldz. “Enemy Of The Great” is ‘The Fieldz’ newest single which has a feature by Colin Munroe from the upcoming project Soar Loser, check it out below.
The Fieldz – Enemy Of The Great feat. Colin Munroe (Christian Rich) (12′)
Busta Rhymes is ready to unleash the beast that is Year of the Dragon, his free album set to drop exclusively via Google Play. The Conglomerate general calls on a few favors as 14-song project features appearances from Lil’ Wayne, Cam’Ron, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, Gucci Mane, Maino, Anthony Hamilton, and Vybz Kartel. Year Of The Dragon is due August 21.
After Miley’s highly publicized Salvia incident — where the world watched her smoking the legal hallucinogenic — hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams reached out and asked Miley to work with him! Talk about a silver lining! In the September issue of Marie Claire, Miley Cyrus talks about working with famous rapper and producer Pharrell at his studio in Miami. “It was magic,” she says. After the Salvia scandal, “Pharrell said, ‘Don’t be offended because this is how I talk, but [I thought], That b**ch is actually living. She’s not sitter there with her Momager’s chain on her door. I want to free that bitch. I want her out of her cage,’” Miley said.
She recorded music with him during four weeklong stints at his studio in Miami. “I’d never worked like that before. I was talking to him like he was an older brother, and everything I said was going onto the track. [I told my new manager, Bruce Flohr], ‘I don’t need the money. I don’t care if I make a dime on this. Let me make a good record.’ I got in there with Pharrell, and it was magic. Oh, dude, I’m so happy.” The songs on Miley’s upcoming album are large autobiographical. We can’t wait to see a new side of Miley! Although this is the first time they have worked together, they have admired each other for years. ”Pharrell saw me dancing to Madonna songs on YouTube when I was young and [at the time] said, ‘I see something in her.’ This year, we made a record together and it was magic.”
Miller gave fans another taste of he and Pharrell’s upcoming LP on Tuesday with their newest single, ‘Glow.’ Pharrell and Mac Miller are shaping up to be one heck of a duo. The Pittsburgh spitter took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to drop “Glow,” the new track from he and Pharrell’s Pink Slime EP. Though there is no release date for the project just yet, Mac tells MTV News it’s close to completion. “We have like 10 or 11 records done, but I can’t finish it yet, I can’t say it’s finished,” he told MTV News from his tour bus during a stop in New York on August 2. “Schedules are so crazy.” Mac just came off the road with Wiz Khalifa for their Under The Influence Of Music Tour and plans to pick his Macadelic run back up in the middle of September.
And as a top producer, Pharrell is always busy. Still, in order for the pair to put Pink Slime to bed, Miller would like to log in another studio session or two. “A lot of the records we did are over email and we still talk and I tell him, ‘Look man, whenever I come back there to Miami or you come to L.A., we gotta sit down and finish it and really, really do it,’ “ Mac explained. Miller and Skateboard P gave fans a tease of the upcoming project with its first leak “Onaroll” in June. This morning’s “Glow” serves as the second taste. “You see that glow, that high gloss,” Pharrell raps repeatedly to set things off.
Mac Millions lives up to his new moniker, spitting plenty of big money bars. He even makes reference to Lord Finesse, the 1990s rap producer who is currently suing the Pittsburgh rapper for $10 million for using his beat on a 2010 track. “Asking me about money, wonder what’s my net worth/ People try to come sue me, better call up J.G. Wentworth,” Miller spits, referencing the popular financial firm that specializes in buying structured settlements from folks looking for quick cash.
P and his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo has produced big-time hits for superstar artists like Jay-Z, Usher and Justin Timberlake, but the multiplatinum producer is plenty excited to work with the independent kid from Pittsburgh. “Mac’s a super-creative guy. I’m just being his Steven Spielberg for his vision,” Pharrell told MTV News on the red carpet at the 25th annual ASACP Rhythm and Soul Awards in Los Angeles on June 29. Neither artist has given an exact date for Pink Slime, but it doesn’t seem like fans will have to wait much longer. “The records are crazy,” Mac promised. “But we just gotta sit down and write the last chapter together.”
Mac Miller – Glow feat. Pharrell (12′)
Mac Miller – Onaroll (12’)
“Max and I made the jackets to accompany Music 4 TNGRS, our recently released album, and the design is inspired by artist Jonathan Zawada’s beautiful album cover. Our friends at Karmaloop helped us bring this to life, and I really hope you’ll pick up one for yourself. The jacket is suuuuuper soft, made of an almost fleece-like thick cotton, and it is something that I will definitely be wearing during cold evening in L.A.
Not only will the jacket have you looking extra BOSS, but each purchase is a very meaningful vote of support for Chester French, which we’ve always treated like a family. That spirit gave us the confidence to release this record independently with Karmaloop Music, and we have been touched by all of your incredible responses. So…go get the jacket and/or the new album at dawallach.com . We personally review every order that comes in, and look forward to sending out some fly jackets!”
Here is another mixtape by a young beatmaker that goes by the name Artem from Germany, who made a complete mixtape dedicated to The Neptunes which is titled ‘Planet Neptunes’, here is what he said about the tape. “I hope you guys enjoy the free music that i’m giving away, i really put some time into this project. Some of the instrumentals are already on my YouTube, but it’s still worth to listen to them, because all tracks on the mixtape are mixed/mastered and slightly different to the ones on YouTube. Since it’s my first project i need you guys to support my music. Tweet it to your favourite artists on Twitter, submit the mixtape to your favourite blogs, tell your friends about it, I appreciate everyone who’s supporting.”
Artem – Planet Neptunes (2012)
Total Size: 129,69MB
You can get the whole mixtape at hotnewhiphop.com.
Chester French started as a four man band on the meeeaaan streets of Harvard. After getting much love playing gigs, the two main producers, Maxwell and A.D. decided that producing within the confines of instrumentality was cramping their style and limiting what they could do musically. Since then they reduced the crew to two, were courted by Kanye and signed by Pharrell. Planet Ill spoke to the guys on the verge of their latest release Music 4 Tngrs. Good guys with an understanding of music. We really enjoyed the convo.
Planet Ill: Chester French, that name is familiar. That guy used to make statues, no?
Max: Yeah we took our names [from him] we thought it was a bust of Daniel Chester French but it had actually been sculpted by him. We just took the name because we thought it was cool.
Planet Ill: Eastern Philosopher Phife Dawg said he’d never let a statue tell him how nice he was. How do you feel about people having opinions about your music?
D.A.: People have opinions about everything, you know? I think it’s cool that anyone would care to have an opinion about our music. That’s an honor in the first place if someone if going to bother to like or dislike something, given the vastness of our catalog of music and other things out there to have opinions about.
Planet Ill: You guys started out in 2003, that’s almost 10 years. You’ve had only one album but you’ve had an inordinate amount of attention beginning with the Pharrell signing. Are you still on Startrak?
Max: We’re not still on Startrak but we had actually, before that even happened we had been making music for about four years. And we put out a little EP that we made which was the first thing we produced as a band. We’ve since then first put out the album you mentioned and also a mixtape that we did with Clinton Sparks. This will really be the fourth body of music we’ve released since we’ve started.
Update: I’ve managed to make an Instrumental to ‘Glow‘, you can check it out below.
Mac Miller just leaked another tune from the ‘Pink Slime’ project that he’s been working on with Pharrell this past 8 months. The new tune is called ‘Glow’ and is featuring Pharrell which sounds that it coulda been made either for Slim Thug or Fam-Lay type beat which is dope, and listen to that oriental sample in the background, lovely. Mac goes in on this one, can’t wait for ‘Pink Slime’ ”We been eating that Pink Slime”, check out the tune below, plus Mac Miller sat down with FUSE to talk about ‘Pink Slime’, below, thanks to SonicNERD & Reidkid.
Mac Miller – Glow feat. Pharrell (12′)
Mac Miller – Glow (Instrumental) (12′)
Mac Miller – Pink Slime (+ 6 Tracks) (2012)
* Dreams feat. Pharrell
* Coffee Table
* Glow feat. Pharrell
Here is an unexpected new track by Robin Thicke titled ‘Another Life’ which is produced by The Neptunes and is freaking Fire, it sounds like a mixture of Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake with Robin Thicke on the vocals, this is kind of R&B I wanna hear The Neptunes produce more often, and I hope this tune gets an official release, check it out below, thanks to DJ Green.
Robin Thicke – Another Life (12’)
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