Reese just released his new Mixtape titled ‘Reese Vs. The World 2’ where he as a collaboration with the i am OTHER artist Buddy on the track ‘Dope Dealer’ produced by Cpdubb, you can get the whole mixtape on his site reesevstheworld.com or just download the tune below, thanks to SonicNERD.
Reese – Dope Dealer feat. Buddy (Cpdubb) (12′)
According to recent reports, Pharrell is in the studio with one of his favorite artists. Rakim is said to be at work on a 2013 album. Iconic New York emcee Rakim has been performing his classic album recorded with former partner Eric B., Paid In Full extensively in recent years. Ra has performed the 1986 4th & Broadway release alone as well as with The Roots since 2010, and made a stop with Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh earlier this month in Detroit, Michigan.
There, Rakim spoke with The Detroit Free Press. The newspaper reports that presently Rakim is in the studio with Pharrell, and plans to release a single before the end of the year. “Rakim is working on new material with Pharrell Williams and hopes to have a single out by the end of the year, with an album to follow in 2013. But Saturday’s show is about celebrating “Paid in Full” and its lasting impact. “I definitely want to showcase that album, as a tribute to that the fans that love it,” he says. “Hopefully we can kind of rebuild that energy we had back then and bring it back.”
Despite the twitter comedy with Miley Cyrus and Tyler, The Creator after her new hair cut, they hit the studio together with Pharrell last night but there are no words of a collaboration but still, that would be a nice combo right there. “You can’t deny what @Pharrell and I have together. #LOVE=MAGIC #bigbrother4life,” Cyrus tweeted on Saturday (Oct. 27) after spending some time recording new tracks.
So what happened was that Miley Cyrus got a kind of crazy new haircut months ago, that found her basically chopping off most of her hair. Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator must have seen some of the photographs that same day, because he sent out some tweets about it like, “She Was Like ‘Hey, i Wanna Do Something Different…..Fuck Me Up Real Quick.’” Lol.
Kendrick Lamar talked with The Shadow League about the making of his debut album ‘Good Kid, Maad City’ and how the former N*E*R*D tune ‘Good Kid’ came about. Ali: Pharrell was in L.A. and he played the beat already with the hook on it. When Kendrick heard it, he was going through some shit and he told Pharell, he needed it right then and there. Thanks to menamearenick.
Pharrell: “Kendrick Lamar Is The Black Bob Dylan”
Posted: October 24th.
Complex Magazine spoke with a handful of folks involved with creating Kendrick’s good kid m.A.A.d. city project which is out now. In this specific excerpt, Pharrell speaks on the brilliance of Kendrick Lamar and what he’s bringing to the culture. Williams breaks down his contributions on his track “good kid” “Kendrick is the black Bob Dylan. He’s the most phenomenal MC and his album will completely change the direction of hip-hop. It’s the most poetic, honest shit. He’s giving us rap songs full of hope.
On ‘good kid’ he talks about how he didn’t let the craziness going on around him change him. He’s speaking of a Compton that’s very different from the one Dre and Snoop blessed us with. He’s giving us a new perspective on a world most people don’t even know about. His approach to music proves how much of a rebel he is for his art. This guy doesn’t care what’s going on with radio—he approached his album the same way Adele and Frank Ocean did. Those kinds of artists only care about making music that’s true to who they are. I could not be more honored to be a part of his album. It’s the return of the backpackers for a whole new audience.”
Posted: October 18th
“With the book coming out at the end of the month we’re ready to announce some signing events. Pharrell will be heading to LA, NYC, Paris, Tokyo and Miami and hopefully a few more cities as well. We’ll have a signing at Book Marc in Los Angeles on Saturday October 27th(more info coming in the next few days). Our New York signing will be at our Flagship Store November 7th from 7PM-11PM. The book can be purchased at the store and will also be available online.”
And here are more photos from the Book.
Investigative writers Ben Mezrich ( The Accidental Billionaires & Bringing Down The House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills) sit down with Pharrell Williams to discuss their craft. The trio covers a wide range of interesting topics including MIT gambling rings, Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange, and Anonymous.
ARTST TLK w/ Pharrell Williams
A new take on the talk show format hosted by award winning producer, artist, designer, and businessman Pharrell Williams. Each episode will feature two special guests at different career stages to discuss their work, motivations, inspirations, and philosophies.
Reserve Channel provides once-in-a-lifetime access to some of the more extraordinary people and places life has to offer. Whether it’s traveling to exotic locales, getting inside the studio with iconic artists, or cooking alongside culinary legends, Reserve Channel has you on the list. This is where the content appetite of the cultural creatives is satisfied.
Flight Crew, light your fuses. It’s time to spread the “Long Gone” love to the world. Starting today we will be monitoring your Likes, Tweets, Retweets and Shares for every Kenna post with hashtag #LONGGONE and this link in it: ow.ly/eA8qe. The louder your voice, further your reach, and bigger response from your followers, the better your chances are of winning a prize. So keep up your campaigning for “Long Gone,” and starting Halloween morning, we will give away two prizes a day for 10 days to the fans with the biggest virtual megaphones.
We’ll be watching.
And thanks ahead of time!
It’s been a busy week for Kid Icarus . Just a few days ago we posted his Forms album, which released earlier this year featuring collaborations with Chad Hugo. Now this week we’re presenting you with his latest work…
Icarus has been busy brewing up an hour long mix comprising of nothing but songs by The Neptunes, this mix comes in at nearly an hour long, and remember Icarus is Fam-Lays official DJ so this is as close to an official Neptunes Mix as you’re going to find. Check it out below…
And if you liked that then be sure to check out more of Kid Icarus‘s work on his bandcamp page.
A Sneak peak behind the scenes with Kenna on his short film and directorial debut Long Gone and a behind the scenes with the animatic of the video.
2012 XXL Freshman class artist Kid Ink jumps on the young Echo Boomers anthem of Cris Cab’s ‘What Can’t We Do (Here We Go Again)’ produced by Pharrell Williams originaly from Echo Boom, check it out below.
Cris Cab – What Can’t We Do (Here We Go Again) feat. Kid Ink (Remix) (12′)
The ‘Dreamers’ duo say the songs they have recorded with Pharrell sound like “old school Neptunes”. Rizzle Kicks have revealed they have been working alongside US superstar Pharrell Williams on their upcoming second studio album . The ‘Mama Do The Hump‘ duo flew back from Miami to London this week to attend the Q Awards 2012 in the UK capital, where they revealed that N*E*R*D frontman Pharrell had been helping them record new music for the follow-up to their 2011 debut ‘StereoTypical ‘. “He’s the most inspirational person I’ve ever met,” Rizzle Kicks’ Harley Alexander-Sule revealed to The Sun this week. “We made four songs and they are brilliant,” he explained.
“Hopefully a couple will make it on to the album. “There is one song that sounds like really old school Neptunes from back in the day, ‘Harley teased. Rizzle Kicks‘ first album spawned a string of successful singles including ‘Down With The Trumpets‘, ‘Mama Do The Hump‘ and ‘Traveller’s Chant‘. The album is due 2013. Rizzle Kicks are an English hip hop duo from Brighton, consisting of Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens (20) and Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule (21). Their debut album Stereo Typical was released on 31 October 2011. As of May 2012, Rizzle Kicks have sold 1 million singles and 300,000 albums in the UK.
Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump (Live On Jonathan Ross Show)
Chrissie Miller and recording artist Maxine Ashley show us how to make galaxy tie dye sneakers in Chrissie’s clubhouse.
By Francisco Alvarado. Last week Miaminewtimes.com reported on a bold conceptual plan by Miami architect Chad Oppenheim and über-hip-hop mogul Pharrell Williams to convert Overtown into Ice Cream City, a whimsical neighborhood that would be home to the nation’s largest indoor and outdoor skate park, a big box retailer, ateliers and specialty shops, and artist enclaves. Francisco Alvarado recently interviewed Oppenheim about Ice Cream City, including the involvement of affordable housing developer Carlisle Development Group; how far a long the plan is; and what’s the strategy for protecting Overtown residents from gentrification.
Banana Republican: When and how did you and Pharrell come together on this idea?
Chad Oppenheim: We have been working together on a bunch of projects in Miami and outside of Miami. (Carlisle CEO) Matt Greer came to us since I have been working with Carlisle on other affordable housing projects. We thought Pharrell would be a great person to bring into this and get his insight. It is a collaborative between myself, Pharrell and Matt.
BR: How did you come up with the architectural concepts for Ice Cream City?
CO: Most of Ice Cream City is an urban plan and urban strategy. We didn’t put much work into the architectural concepts. We want Ice Cream City to undergo an organic evolution. The imagery is indicative of what could happen. Most of it was putting together a collage from different urban experiences our the world. It is not about superimposing this gentrified vision of what we would like it to be. We want to capture the zeitgeist of the neighborhood.
The Neptunes Frontman Shares His Places, Spaces and Collaborations With Leading Luminaries. Larger-than-life producer, rapper, fashion designer and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams’ interest in everything from art and music to architecture and space travel is revealed in these pop images. Showcasing moments at home in Miami and Virginia, highlights from tours to Tokyo and Hong Kong, and collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami and brands such as Louis Vuitton, these photographs are featured in Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, a new book created by the modern polymath and published by Rizzoli. Recently spotted in the studio with Jay-Z and Frank Ocean, the 39-year-old’s first foray into editing checks in with old friends like NIGO® and Chad and Shae from N*E*R*D, and spotlights Karl Lagerfeld modeling Billionaire Boys Club as well as shots of Pharrell posing with the likes of Karolina Kurkova and Catherine Deneuve in shoots for Vogue, Citizen K and GQ.
Pharrell & Catherine Deneuve
Other names like NASA and Terry Richardson pepper the credits of this illustrated autobiography that testifies to Pharrell’s penchant for mixing things up. “I have never believed in boundaries,” he explains. “If I was forced to work within them I would already be in a mad house. It’s really not in my DNA.” In this select excerpt, the man of the hour sits down with Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid to talk radical design and future collaborations.
Pharrell Williams: Well you happen to be my favorite architect.
Zaha Hadid: Oh, thank you so much!
PW: And favorite designer, I love everything you do—
ZH: Well we should do something together, Pharrell.
PW: Oh please, I would love to, love to, love to, love to. Even down to the shoes that you designed for Melissa. Those were amazing. [Editor’s note: Hadid’s studio designed shoes for the Brazilian label in 2009.]
ZH: Yeah, no they’re nice, well you know we work hard. We work very hard on our—let’s say—repertoire. All these years, even when it was difficult, it sort of somehow paid off in a sense because you have a repertoire, you can tackle different problems and so I think that was very important.
Dynamo walked on top of the Thames with more ease than Moses, has freaked out a host of celebrities from Ian Brown to Paris Hilton and is about to storm the world of magic again with his latest series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible. He took time out from screwing with people’s minds and hanging out with his A-list pals to wow Digital Spy with some magic tricks – and a bit of northern charm.
The 29-year-old told us about his favourite experience with a celebrity and said: “It’s got to be when I performed for Pharrell Williams and N*E*R*D in Singapore. Pharrell is one of the coolest guys ever, and I had him screaming like a girl and running away from me. “I ripped a Polo mint out of my neck with my chain, cloned his bank details and read his mind then told him his pin number. He thought I was going to go and steal all his money. It was definitely seven figures.”
Keyshia Cole is ready to release her fitth studio album titled ‘Woman To Woman’, which is due November 19th. She took her Twitter to give us a look at the records that will make it onto the album with guest features including Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Meek Mill, Ashanti, Elijah Blake as awell as a collaboration with the Star Trak artist ‘Robin Thicke’ on the tune ‘Next Move’.
Chad Hugo’s occasional production partner Kid Icarus, released this April his debut studio album titled ‘Forms’ where he collaborated with Chad Hugo on Two Tracks, ‘Photosynth’ and ‘Night’, you can check both tunes below, sounds like something Chad would do for Kenna, make sure to cop Kid Icarus album on theekidicarus.bandcamp.com. Thanks to aliXxXDabeat.
Kid Icarus – Night feat. Chad Hugo (12′)
Kid Icarus – Photosynth feat. Chad Hugo (12′)
Pharrell has been asked to do the new Theme music for Chelsea Lately’s new show since she moved to her new studio, I managed to rip the small tunes from the show, but they’re very short, I hope we’ll get longer versions of the tunes, check them out below.
Pharrell – Chelsea Lately Theme
Pharrell – Chelsea Lately Theme II
Pharrell – Chelsea Lately Theme III
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