Hitmaker Pharrell Williams is hoping to make a killing in the property market in Miami, Florida after putting the penthouse he bought in 2007 on the market. The singer/producer bought the pad for $12.5 million (£7.8 million) and it’s up for sale five years later for $16.8 million (£10.5 million), according to property website RealEstalker.com.
The high-rise South Beach penthouse comes with five bedrooms, a home theatre and breathtaking views of Miami and the ocean. Insiders claim Williams housed his impressive sneaker and art collection at his Miami pad and he also used it as a showroom of sorts for his furniture designs.
Tokyo’s DJ Daruma began rising in Tokyo’s hip-hop scene at age 15 as a dancer in the Digital Junkies crew. After taking an interest in house music, he translated elements of the two musical genres into a t-shirt line called HECTIC. Daruma and his crew went on to form the brand Roc Star before finally developing his defining brand Crepeman, a brand devoted to creating designs “for tomorrow.”
Limited Edition Moog Phatty with presets by Chad Hugo. While most of you may be familiar with Chad Hugo as one half of super producers The Neptunes and member of the group N*E*R*D, others of you may be familiar with his current DJ duo called Missile Command which includes Daniel Biltmore. What you may not know yet about Chad Hugo is that he was asked by Moog to make sounds for their new all white re-issued Slim Phatty analog synthesizers.
Hugo pulls influences from his youth in Virginia Beach to his professional work in the studio to craft the original presets included on the new white Slim Phatty. The names of the synth sounds range from collaborators like Daniel Biltmore and Kevin Lamb to streets and bars in the Virginia Beach area. Some of the names are pure fun and nostalgic like Hamburglar and Game Over while others recall personal memories for Hugo like Puttu Grind and 3 Hour Lunch. While Hugo went through a number of presets, for this video we tried to include a selection of the most unique sounds as well as Hugo’s unique and quite endearing sense of humor. If you need more sounds to whet your appetite visit the Moog website.
Here is finally the video footage of Leah LaBelle performing Teena Marie’s ‘Square Biz’ tune at the Soul Train Awards. Check the part at 2:50 on the video below. You can download the MP3 of the performance below as well. The lovely Leah LaBelle won her first award on November 10th at the Soul Train Award winning The Centric Soul Train Award for Best Newcomer, her first nomination and her first win, and we finally get to see her performance from that night.
“Yeah, my first award. My first nomination, my first ever everything, first time performing at an awards show, so it’s a night of firsts for me. I’m super excited and the energy in the air is so good right now, so I’m happy. Your look amazing tonight, very classy but spikes hanging from your ear—definitely original. How do you approach your style? I just wanted to do something that just felt good. Me, the way I dress, I just dress from feeling and so it’s a little class meets street and whatever. However you feel. Classy, casual… comfort at the same time, still being fly.”
Leah LaBelle – Square Biz (Teena Marie Cover) (2:50)
Leah LaBelle – Square Biz (Teena Marie Cover) (12′)
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