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’)
Pharrell Williams’ Quiet Comeback Year, And Why We Need Him Now More Than Ever
Posted by Andrew Unterberger, thanks to Thanks to hayabusa. Searching around the production credits for some of this year’s biggest and best pop albums, you might find a familiar, but somewhat distant, common name: Pharrell Williams. Yes, the one-time superstar producer with The Neptunes (and for a brief moment, solo star as a lead artist in his own right) is just about everywhere in 2012, on big-ticket releases like Usher’s Looking 4 Myself, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, Tyga’s Careless World, even Adam Lambert’s Trespassing. His productions in ’12 have been uniformly excellent, and make you wonder a little bit why he fell off in popularity the way he did over the last half-decade—and if he can get back there again.
You don’t need to be all that old to remember a time when Pharrell Williams, as one-half of the superstar production duo The Neptunes, basically helped shape the sound of popular music. For most of the first half of the ’00s, The Neptunes, and Pharrell especially, were on a level of pop saturation that no hip-hop producer had previously reached since at least Dr. Dre. There was a time when it seemed like you couldn’t go three songs on the radio without hearing one of their funky, skeletal-but-maximalist beats in the background, or three videos on MTV without seeing Pharrell’s smiling face peeking out from the background.
As the Max Martin, TRL-led era of boy band and teen female pop started to taper in popularity, and hip-hop was taking over as the dominant form of popular music, The Neptunes were at the forefront, with singles for artists like Mystikal (“Shake Ya Ass”), Jay-Z (“I Just Wanna Luv U”) and Usher (“U Don’t Have to Call”) going massive, soundtracking summers and countless block parties and Hype Williams videos and the like. Before long, even Britney (“I’m a Slave 4 U”) and Justin (“Like I Love You,” “Rock Your Body”) were calling on The Neptunes’ assistance, as their red-hot beats helped Brit shed her good-girl image, and put as much distance between JT and his early days in N’ Sync as he would ever need.
By Asmara Wreksono. Looks like being rumored as the new American Idol Judge is not the only thing buzzing for Pharrell Williams these days. The N*E*R*D producer/artist/designer has a new design for jeans that could be both stylish and functional for clubgoers. What gives? Pharrell just announced that his Billionaire Boys Club clothing line is coming up with a new line of jeans that features large pockets, enough to hold a 40-ounce beer. The jeans feature oversized pockets on the front and back sides of the denim pants. About his new creation, Pharrell said: “You see, this is a denim story, and we are actually offering function to clubgoers.”
After an initial skype conversation where Pharrell gives OverDoz they’re much deserved praises. They meet up and vibe out to some new tunes in the studio, where they revealed a little snippet from the studio session, check out the video above and the snippet below, thanks to menamearenick.
OverDoz – August 1st (12′)
Rapper Bianca Treal also known as Bia tweeted last week that she has signed to Pharrell’s ‘i am OTHER’ label. The 21 year old got retweets from signing to ‘i am OTHER’ from Fam-Lay and even Pharrell himself so this is pretty much official. She just released her official video to her single titled ‘High’ produced and directed by. J.L. Visual Media, check it out below. Stay tuned for more information. “THE ORIGINAL RAP PRINCES$. – #TRILLA Real Chicks Do Real Shit | I_am_Other Recording Artist #Trealzilla ALL inquires c/ @hitmybeeper” “We made the RIGHT Right Move!!! Shoutout to my sister @BiaBrokeMyHeart for officially joining @pharrell @HitMyBeeper & The I Am Other team!!”
Bia – High (Official Video)
Bia – Take My Picture (Lex Luger) (12’)
Bia – Riot (12’)
Chad Hugo & Foster The People
Chad Hugo & Kenna met up to work on Foster The People’s new project. The Indie pop band is composed of Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius. After Foster’s song “Pumped Up Kicks” became a viral success in 2010, the group received a record deal from Startime International and gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at music festivals. They are currently working on their second studio album.
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