By Tyler1987. San Franciscans have a lot of entertainment choices this holiday season and the California Street tree lighting is quickly becoming a Christmas tradition. The 5th annual lighting will take place on Tuesday and feature a performance by multi-platinum recording artist Robin Thicke. For fans of the 49ers, legendary quarterback Joe Montana will be joined by wide receiver Dwight Clark to mark the 30th anniversary of “”The Catch.”
Although the affair is star studded, the spotlight will undoubtedly end up on the 80 foot tree from Mt. Shasta. The event is free to the public and offers a memorable night out. For more information visit 555treelighting.com.
Kenna promised to release an unreleased tune from his debut album ‘New Sacred Cow’ on Thanksgiving, if we would spread his video to his new single ‘Long Gone’, and some of y’all did share the video and Kenna kept his promise and released ‘Stings & Hurts’, produced by Chad Hugo from 2002, the tune is one of the leftovers from ‘New Sacred Cow’ which initially was on his way on Kenna’s second studio album which would explain the remix to the tune called ‘Loose Wires Remix’.
So allegedly Stings & Hurts is from the New Sacred Cow Session from 2002, but the remix can’t be from that time because it contains the same drum kit as the tune ‘Loose Wires, and Loose Wires has been made in 2007 for ‘Make Sure They See My Face’. So this might just be an alternate version of the original Stings & Hurts tune which actually has been made in 2002 for the New Sacred Cow, but innitialy it’s been scrapped, nonetheless, make sure to check both tunes below, they’re pretty great, I’ve managed to make an Intro/Outro on the Stings & Hurts (Loose Wires Remix).
Kenna – Stings & Hurts (02’)
Kenna – Stings & Hurts (Loose Wires Remix) (02′)
Billionaire Boys Club roll out the 2012 Holiday collection with a trip to the great outdoors. Inspired by the colors of autumn, it’s time to hop in a 4×4 and escape the city for fresh country air and a weekend fishing trip. Corduroy and quilted shirts, wool coats, technical vests, cargo pants and fishing graphics give a modern sensibility to classic styles and ofcourse, there is a new unreleased Instrumental of The Neptunes in the background, check it out below.
The Neptunes – Billionaire Boys Club Holiday Collection 2012
Check out this hilarious video of N*E*R*D presenting the Best British Urban Act to Lemar, watch out for Chad ! Thanks to Reidkid.
By Teofilo Killip. Since first meeting via a shoe collaboration, Pharrell and Mark McNairy have expanded and introduced the Billionaire Boys Club Bee Line collection. The current season made everyone’s head turn, a highlight being a gold sleeved varsity jacket—which Mark McNairy called his dream item. And of course with the success of the first collection, Pharrell and McNasty are not quite done yet.
Pharrell & Solange
The super producer and designer came together again last night for a private viewing of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Turning the sleeve game up a notch, the collection offers plenty of funky patterns to choose from. The gold sleeves are back, this time attached to a camo blazer. Check the preview shots above and shop the current winter line on the BBC website.
Frank Ocean has been interviewed by GQ.com where he revealed some of the conversations he had with Pharrell recently. Amy Wallace, the Interviewer tells us that they found Pharrell working with Frank Ocean in the studio while Interviewing him. “While surrounded by his whole Odd Future crew, Frank opens up to Amy Wallace at Jungle City, a sound studio in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood about his crazy year and working with Pharrell. “When we walk in, Ocean leading the way, Pharrell Williams turns down the music and greets him warmly. “Here you are,” the prolific rapper and producer tells him. “You’ve walked in at the right time.” “Sweet,” Ocean replies, picking up Pharrell’s diamond-studded gold chain that sits—fat as a tow rope—at the edge of the mixing board.
Ocean, dressed in a gray Supreme hoodie, jeans, and black Wallabees, smiles as he dons the weighty necklace—it jibes with the new Rolex on his left wrist, the Cartier Juste Un Clou bracelet on his right. In a bit, he’ll Instagram a bejeweled portrait of himself, but first he unveils three new tracks, stored on his phone, that Pharrell pronounces “crazy, with a lot of comprehensive layers just sort of living harmoniously.” When Ocean says he worries a rap number called “Blue Whale” is “risky because I’m rhyming,” Pharrell shakes his head. “That’s not risky. That thought is dead,” he says. “It’s like, ‘You know, I rhyme, too.’ ” Turning to me, Pharrell says, “I always call him James Taylor. He’s probably the closest thing to a writer’s perfect exemplification of the unconscious. All the songs are like movies. All you need to do is close your eyes.”
Now it’s Pharrell’s turn to spin a track-in-progress. They listen, bobbing their heads slightly, occasionally both bursting into song. When the room is quiet again, Ocean says the song “feels like a Rubik’s Cube melodically. You want something emotionally rich on that, you know what I’m saying? But if I listen to it enough, I could map a way out.” Before we exit, they agree Ocean will come back later this evening to work on it. Pharrell is attending the first show of Jay-Z’s eight-night run at the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but he says he’ll come back, too. “Ain’t no afterparty more important than this.” Photographs by Peggy Sirota.
Here is the official Cover and Tracklist to T.I.’s eight studio album ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head’ which is due December 18th. One of the two Neptunes Tracks made it on the album which is ‘Hello’ featuring Cee-Lo Green. I just hope the club banger that Pharrell performed months ago in Cannes ‘Trap N***a’ made it aswell on the album, thanks to sandow.
T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head (2012)
Nylon Magazine’s Cory Kennedy and Chrissie Miller make custom denim iPhone case on this week’s episode of Club Chrissie.
Game talks about 40 Glocc Fight, Art work on his Album Cover, Kendrick Lamar and on Pharrell Williams not being on ‘Jesus Piece’ because of his Moms religious beliefs, thanks to Godforgives.
Jake Whetter & Jason Derulo Interview With Alyssa Bernal
Jake Whetter interviews Alyssa Bernal on the Red Carpet of the 2012 American Music Awards. They discuss her winning the Coca-Cola Mix’On Contest and try out different flavors from the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine.
Alyssa Bernal & Jason Derulo (Live On American Music Awards) (2012)
Grammy award Producer & Engineer Ken Lewis talks to gearslutz.com how it’s been working with The Neptunes back in 2000/02 on N*E*R*D’s ‘Lapdance’ and Cuban Link’s ‘Still Tellin’ Lies’. Thanks to Jazz. “The entire first N*E*R*D album is a classic. “Lapdance” is a standout song. “Provider” and “Rock Star (Poser)” are pretty hot tracks, but the whole album is a great listen start to finish. First time i met Pharrell, I was at Sound on Sound – Studio B – in New York City mixing an album for Cuban Link (Atlantic). Neptunes were working downstairs in Studio A on the first N*E*R*D album and Pharrell and Chad came upstairs to say hello and talk about producing a song for Cuban Link’s album (which they did and i mixed
Pharrell walks in with fuzzy white cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, tight blue jeans and a sequined T shirt, and they walked right into a room filled with straight up thugs. I mean, I always loved and respected Cuban Link and his crew but i would never want to be on the wrong side of them, and here walks in Pharrell, maybe the only person who could have walked in looking like that and not walked out with bruises at minimum. Pharrell proceeds to put a rough mix of “Lapdance” into the CD player, put it on the big speakers, BLAST it, and….. i swear to god…. dance in front of the console, facing the speakers, while Cuban and his crew sit on the back couches.
And i mean Pharrell was doing some serious moves. Thank god the song was absolute fire. Song ends. Pharrell, Chad and Cuban Link have a short discussion about working together then Pharrell and Chad leave, and Cuban and his crew bust out laughing like “did that actually just happen”. It was completely surreal, but it happened. I couple weeks later we did the song “Still Tellin Lies” with Cuban Link, which Neptunes produced and i mixed, and became a radio single and video. Thats one of my best studio stories. – Ken”
By Danica Daniel. “Sexify” singer Leah LaBelle knows how to leave a lasting impression. After a chance encounter with Pharrell Williams at a concert backstage and a set of memorable homemade YouTube videos, LaBelle caught the eye of not only Williams, but also industry heavyweight Jermaine Dupri. Almost overnight LaBelle inked a joint venture with Williams’ label I Am Other, Dupri’s label So So Def, and Epic Records, now headed by L.A. Reid, who was also transfixed by LaBelle’s essence. Now the Seattle native is working on steaming up the music scene with her forthcoming debut album.
“We wanted to capture that cool girl who talks about love, life, sex, fashion, style, everything, so we actually pulled phrases and titles from the magazine and put them in the lyrics,” LaBelle says of her sexy debut single. “Pharrell really encouraged me to embrace the fun, fearless side of my personality. I hope that song inspires girls to feel free to be sexy to guys while still being true to themselves.” We caught up with Centric Award nominee on the red carpet at the 2012 Soul Train Awards for a chat about her sexified wardrobe. This is your first Soul Train Awards. How does it feel to be nominated for the Centric Award?
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.
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