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Alyssa Bernal

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Bia Landrau

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Leah LaBelle In The Studio

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Noreaga (aka P.A.P.I.) – The Problem (Lawwwddd) (Instrumental) (13′), Now On iTunes

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I know that not everyone is feeling this new hook on the new N.O.R.E. with Pharrell doing that autotune, but this freaking Instrumental is amazingly Mental, Turn up your Speakers and hear for yourself! “Make sure to cop the single on iTunes.

Noreaga (aka P.A.P.I.) – The Problem (Lawwwddd) (Instrumental) (13′)

Posted: March 27th
‘He gave me a thousand fives,’ N.O.R.E. says of Pharrell’s in-studio excitement when the pair recorded their new single. By Rob Markman. When it comes to working with Pharrell, N.O.R.E. doesn’t want much from his multiplatinum buddy. “I just want a beat better than the joint we did together. I want to outdo that,” Noreaga said when he stopped by “RapFix Live” back on March 13. The pair have a host of singles already under their belts, including “Finito,” “Nothin‘,” “Grimey,” “Oh No” and 1998′s classic rap single “Superthug,”The Neptunes first big hit. On Monday night, P.A.P.I. gave Hot 97 DJ Funk Master Flex the green light to premiere his and Pharrell’s latest, “The Problem (Lawwwddd),” on New York City’s airwaves.

With Skateboard P’s ear-catching falsetto on the hook and a whirling, frantic synth beat, N.O.R.E recaptures a 1990s Big Apple rap vibe, recycling lines and cadences from his 1997 group album with Capone. On April 16, N.O.R.E. (under the guise of P.A.P.I.) will release his fourth solo LP, Student Of The Game. Already, he has dropped singles with 2 Chainz and Pusha T. (“Tadow“) and one with beloved hip-hop producer Large Professor (“Built Pyramids“), but for Noreaga, his Pharrell collaboration was a special one. So special, in fact the Neptunes hitmaker called the rapper’s phone at 8 a.m. one morning, with no regard for his sleep schedule. “He didn’t even text me, he just called,” N.O.R.E. told “RapFix Live” host Sway Calloway.

Prior to creating the beat for “The Problem,” Noreaga estimates that he and Pharrell were in the studio eight separate times trying to work their magic, but this time, P was sure he had the recipe and demanded that Noreaga meet him in at Miami’s Circle House studio. “He didn’t even ask me if I was busy, if I had to pick up my kids,” N.O.R.E. joked. Once Pharrell played the beat for “The Problem,” he and N.O.R.E. knew they had what they were looking for. Pharrell is predominantly laid-back … passive, and he wasn’t that day,” Noreaga said. “He gave me a thousand fives.

Noreaga (aka P.A.P.I.) – The Problem (Lawwwddd) feat. Pharrell (13′)

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Pharrell To Feature On Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

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According to iammusic.tv and factmag.com, Pharrell will be on the upcoming fourth studio album by Daft Punk titled ‘Random Access Memories’ which is due May 17th. So Pharrell reportedly contributes vocals to three tracks. the sites claim to have the exclusive, stating that Pharrell “linked up with the duo & [Chic mastermind / Daft Punk collaborator] Nile Rodgers in the studios and placed vocals on three of the albums tracks”.

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Rodgers, who has become an unofficial mouthpiece of sorts for Random Access Memories, has tweeted the link – which we’re guessing (hoping?) means that the news is true. Due in May, Random Access Memories will be the French duo’s first album since 2010/11′s Tron: Legacy set, and the group’s first non-soundtrack/live album since 2005′s Human After All. Thanks toYoungRamirez & Rene.

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Pharrell – The Game Has Changed (Freestyle) (11′)

Daley Talks Collaborating With Pharrell

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The U.K. continues to invade America and the latest soulful artist to jump overseas is Daley. The 23-year-old from Manchester will be releasing his debut album, ‘Days & Nights,’ this year. He was recently in New York City putting the finishing touches on a sound he coins “future throwback soul.” Daley, who rocks a strawberry blond, frizzy mohawk flowing over his forehead, says he’s been influenced by sounds of music from the last 50 years or so. However, he reinterprets what he hears with a modern feel. “I’m not trying to make something that sounds old school or retro,” Daley tells TheDrop.fm. “I want something that sounds fresh and still has that soul in there.”

Thus far, his high range falsetto has gotten the attention of Pharrell Williams and Questlove from The Roots — they’ve both lent their talented hands to production on Daley’s debut album. Some of their wisdom about artistry has rubbed off on the singer. “People that have been in music for a while, they don’t over think it,” he shares. “They tend to go with what feels right and what feels real.” He’s already brought what’s real to him on his first two EPs: ‘Those Who Wait,’ released in June 2012, and ‘Alone Together,’ released in November 2012. He sings from his pits about love’s most foolish times on ‘Blame The World’ and waits for the day when he’ll have his moment to shine on ‘Those Who Wait.’ His sound is a combination of acoustics backed by heavy bass.

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On ‘Days & Nights,’ he’ll continue shedding light on his personal experiences, but he also sings about other people in his life. On ‘She Fades,’ Daley’s lyrics touch on a friend who was a prostitute. “It was just a really strange situation,” he admits. “When I found out I was obviously really concerned, worried for her, and that was one of the real life instances that wasn’t directly about me.” In the meantime, Daley, who has been pursuing his dream since he was 17, hopes to have his debut LP available for his fans by June. The singer is eager to spend more time in the states as he gets ready to tour with fellow British success story Emeli Sande and hit the Essence Music Festival in July.

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Behind The Scenes With Pharrell & Hypebeast

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Paper Diamond & Christian Rich – XIX feat. Angela McCluskey (Official Video)


Directed by The White Buffalo and Christian Rich.

Paper Diamond & Christian Rich – XIX feat. Angela McCluskey (13’)
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Leah LaBelle

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BBC Instagram

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Make sure to bookmark the new Instagram of the BBC blog for exclusive pictures behind the scenes and studio sessions.

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Cris Cab’s Behind The Scenes Of “Colors” With Mike Posner


Red Road Mixtape comin soon. Stay tuned.

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Alyssa Bernal

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Tyler, The Creator – IFHY feat. Pharrell (13′)

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Thanks to DJ Green, we now get to hear the Tyler x Pharrell collaboration from his newest album Wolf, which is freaking amazing, the only person who knows what we want from The Neptunes sound is Tyler nowadays, and that’s what you’ll exept of this collabo straight fucking Neptunes x N*E*R*D Magic man. This shyt sounds like Tyler’s favourite N*E*R*D tune Love Bomb Part 2, and that bridge goddamit, thank you Tyler. (“if…you…hate…you”? “I flip hats, yo”?)

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Tyler, The Creator – IFHY feat. Pharrell (13′)

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MSSL CMMND – Why Fight The Space Age (2013)

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Here is finally Chad Hugo & Daniel Biltmore’s aka Missile Command’s newest Mixtape titled Why Fight The Space Age. The Mixtape contains various new productions by Chad Hugo and Daniel Biltmore as well as remixes such as Heartbreakers featuring Graph, Say It’s Okay featuring Lil’ Wayne, The Spark featuring Oak & Trackademics and the amazing remix to Cee-Lo Green’s ‘Bridges’ and that freaking awesome Danny Zook tune ‘I Like It That Way’ and many more, check out the mixtape below.

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Missile Command – Why Fight The Space Age (2013)

  1. MSSL CMMND – Moog (Intro)
  2. MSSL CMMND – Heartbreakers feat. Graph (Demo)
  3. MSSL CMMND – Say It’s Okay feat. Lil’ Wayne (Demo)
  4. Cee-Lo Green – Bridges (MSSL CMMND Remix)
  5. MSSL CMMND – Moog (Interlude)
  6. MSSL CMMND – Hope & Prey (Ghetto Panda)
  7. Chad Hugo & Danny Zook – I Like It That Way
  8. Tuezday Morning Whiskey – Whizkey Song
  9. No Planes In Space – No Planes (Interlude)
  10. No Planes In Space – Why Fight The Space Age (Potholes De Createur Uniden) (2nd Version) (Chad Hugo Remix)
  11. The Oh Hello’s – Hello My Old Heart (MSSL CMMND Remix)
  12. MSSL CMMND – Commercial (Interlude)
  13. Chinky Bean – Roll Off The Face
  14. J Pharoah & Gabe Niles – Gelato
  15. Quazr – She Throws The Beat Down
  16. MSSL CMMND – Cold Weather (Interlude)
  17. Chad Hugo – Strolling To The Seaside (MSSL CMMND Freestyle Mix)
  18. MSSL CMMND – The Spark feat. Oak & Trackademics.
  19. J Pharoah – Pharoah From The Beach
  20. Jake Break – Inevitable feat. Stacie (Rekapse)
  21. MSSL CMMND – Workout Plan (Interlude)
  22. Micah Javier – Joy Joy Joy (MSSL CMMND Remix)
  23. MSSL CMMND – Outro

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Chad Hugo Productions

  • Cee-Lo Green – Bridges (MSSL CMMND Remix)
  • Chad Hugo – Strolling To The Seaside (MSSL CMMND Freestyle Mix)
  • Danny Zook – I Like It That Way
  • Micah Javier – Joy Joy Joy (MSSL CMMND Remix)
  • MSSL CMMND – Heartbreakers feat. Graph
  • MSSL CMMND – Hope & Prey (Ghetto Panda)
  • MSSL CMMND – Say It’s Okay feat. Lil’ Wayne
  • MSSL CMMND – The Spark feat. Oak & Trackademics
  • No Planes In Space – Why Fight The Space Age (Potholes De Createur Uniden) (2nd Version) (Chad Hugo Remix)
  • J Pharoah – Pharoah From The Beach

Chad Hugo & Daniel Biltmore Share Stories From The First Concert They Went To


A wide range of musicians shared the FADER FORT stage this year. In these interviews for The FADER, artists like Trinidad James, French Montana and MSSL CMMND  shared accounts of the first concerts they attended. 2:29.

Pusha T. At The Mass Appeal x Ice Cream SXSW Social


Pusha T. performs “Blocka” live at Mass Appeal Magazine’s Ice Cream SXSW Social in Austin, Texas at the Austin Music Hall.

Alyssa Bernal – Uh Oh (Acapella)


Just want to point out that I recorded this with garage band in my closet, lol. Was messing around on garage band one day and found myself writing a song entirely made of vocals! This was my first shot at tracking (kinda) and video editing, so tell me what you think! Don’t have a title for it yet, but if you come up with one, let me know in the comments! Shouts to Tori Kelly for inspiring this!

Noreaga (aka P.A.P.I.) – The Problem (Lawwwddd) feat. Pharrell (DJ) (13′)

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Here is finally the new single of N.O.R.E. titled The Problem (Lawwwddd) featuring Pharrell that will be on his new album Student Of The Game due April 16, The Neptunes and their Cocker Spaniel are back at it, check out the tune below, thanks to DJ Green.

Noreaga (aka P.A.P.I.) – The Problem (Lawwwddd) feat. Pharrell (DJ) (13′)

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Posted: March 21st
How about this right herre. Three Neptunes Tracks in Three Days, can’t fucking wait to this one herre. P.A.P.I. (aka Noreaga) just releaved on his official site that he is about to release his newest single produced by Pharrell today titled The Problem (Lawwwddd) which also features Pharrell on the track. Look for it to premiere tomorrow and look for N.O.R.E.’s Student Of The Game album to drop on April 16th.

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Nardwuar VS. Pharrell (2013)

Azealia Banks x Pharrell Williams (Info)

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So the guys from the forum found out that Azealia Banks recently twitted some lyrics from the studio session she had with Pharrell which says “I GOT RACKS RACKS RACKS TIL THE ATM JAM”. If you remember back in June 1st in 2012, Pharrell played some exclusive songs at Gotha Club in Cannes France including Mac Miller’s ‘Onaroll’ joint that was unreleased that moment, so after ‘Onaroll’ you hear another song Pharrell performing, which we thought it’s a Swizz Beatz tune or was, but It could also be that Pharrell didn’t gave it to an artist at that point, anyways you can hear Pharrell singing the lyrics Azealia was tweeting this week, It’s save to say she got that ATM tune for her Project, thanks to matty & Neonep.

Swizz Beatz – Bad Ass feat. Pharrell (Snippet) (12′)

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Pusha T. – Grindin’ (Live At The MTVu Woodie Awards)

Where my moneymakers at ???

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Despicable Me 2 – Despicablimp Featurette

Despicable Me 2 – Salutes The Kids’ Choice Awards Nominees

Despicable Me 2 – Despicablimp Time Lapse & Launch

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Welcome To The Billionaire Girls Club

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“The ladies have been waiting patiently for their turn, and we are pleased to welcome you all to the Billionaire Girls Club. We have released two styles of pullovers (each style comes in Black and Gray colorways) just for you. Click Here to shop the products. Next up? BGC Tees.

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Cris Cab & Mike Posner Shooting A Video

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“Can’t wait to share this video w you guys @MikePosner #Colors”

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Tyler, The Creator – IFHY feat. Pharrell (Info)

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Earlier this year Odd Future general Tyler, The Creator finally announced that his third studio album Wolf was soon to be released, with the news quickly arriving in a rather unconventional format. Along with a wide scale tour and alternate covers for the project, the official tracklist is now available to view in its entirety, with notable features from Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Hodgy Beats, Mike G, Casey Veggies, Domo Genesis, Erykah Badu and other special guests. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes now, ready for it to be released on April 2nd.

Tyler, The Creator – Wolf (2013) (April 2nd)

  1. Wolf
  2. Jamba feat. Hodgy Beats
  3. Cowboy
  4. Awkward
  5. Domo23
  6. Answer
  7. Slater/Escape-ism feat. Frank Ocean & Dave Matthews
  8. 48
  9. Colossus/The Bridge Of Love
  10. Partyisntover/Campfire/Bimmer feat. Lætitia Sadier & Frank Ocean
  11. IFHY feat. Pharrell
  12. Pigs
  13. Parking Lot feat. Mike G & Casey Veggies
  14. Rusty feat. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
  15. Trashwang (feat. Na-kel, Jasper, Lucas, L-Boy, Taco, Left Brain & Lee Spielman
  16. Treehome95 feat. Coco O. & Erykah Badu
  17. Tamale feat. Tallulah
  18. Lone/Jornada

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Leah LaBelle – Lolita (Sidney Samson Remix) (13′)

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Leah LaBelle – Lolita (Sidney Samson Remix) (13′)

Kelly Rowland, Akon, Wiz khalifa, Amber Rose & Pharrell

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Chris Brown & Pharrell Working In The Studio 2 Weeks Ago

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NEXT Collective – Fly Or Die (N*E*R*D Cover) (Full)

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*Update*
Here is the full tune, thanks to Borsboom.

A “super group” made of famous jazz musicians are releasing an album of covers. Preview of Ben Williams’ arrangement of N*E*R*D’sFly Or Die” from the NEXT Collective’s ‘Cover Art’ Here’s a snippet of their version of Fly Or Die.

NEXT Collective – Fly Or Die (N*E*R*D Cover) (Snippet) (13′)

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Mass Appeal x ICECREAM SXSW Social Photo Recap

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We could be all long-winded and tell you how awesome our SXSW event with ICECREAM was or we could just show you. We already gave you an audio stream of the live performances and now we’re giving you some photos of the performances and the happenings backstage. Check out shots performers and supporters like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Chad, Pharrell, Anwar Carrots, Josh Peas, Jonathan Mannion and more.

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Complex’s The 50 Greatest Fashion Moments In Rap Videos

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Fashion’s always been an important part of pop music. From Jimi Hendrix’s bandana and open paisley shirts to Jim Morrison’s lack of a shirt, musicians expressing themselves through what they wear was a crucial way to further the impact of their art. Then, the music video changed everything. From the very first broadcast on MTV, the way musicians dressed themselves was totally altered. Forget magazine shoots, album covers, and newsreel footage ruling the day. Given access to a new medium, the rules for a music act cultivating an aesthetic had warped completely. A crackling, live fire, kinetic picture of how an artist defined themselves or their songs was now available.

Enter the rap videos. Slowly but surely, hip-hop—a treasure trove of pop art mostly undiscovered by the world—had a worldwide stage, broadcast via satellite, putting artist most people had never heard (let alone seen) into their living rooms. And of every stripe of music video on television, rap videos took this the furthest, using television as a way to plant their flag on what was cool at that very moment, the kinds of things that rock and roll and pop music had always found a way to adopt and move ahead on before rap could claim it as their own. That wouldn’t be the case anymore.

No more was this evident than in the fashions sported by rappers: From Run-D.M.C. to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, to 2Pac and Biggie, to Bad Boy’s parade of flamboyant bling, and Jay-Z’s high fashion ambitions, rap ran circles around the rest of the music video canon as far as fashion was concerned. If music videos changed the fashion game, rap videos changed the way it was played, and it remains one of the most crucial aspects of success in the genre—and in pop music—to this very day.

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38. Pharrell with the trucker hat in ” Shake Ya Ass.”
Year: 2000
Yeah, Ashton Kutcher re-popularized trucker hats, Justin Timberlake tried to take credit for re-popularizing trucker hats, and we’d freak out if we saw Judah Friedlander on 30 Rock without one, but really, the first person to make them look cool in the new millennium was Pharrell in the video for “Shake Your Ass.” Of course, back then hip-hop fans were stuck in their “I’m a thug thus I wear fitteds” phase, and the look didn’t really take off in the rap world, but we’ll never forget that P was the true pioneer.

Mystikal – Shake Ya Ass feat. Pharrell

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14. Pharrell with the Ice Creams and BBC in “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
Year: 2004
“See these Ice Creams?” Pharrell asked onDrop It Like It’s Hot.” Yeah, we see them, P. Early in this career, Skateboard P was seen as a bit of a weirdo in rap’s thugged-out landscape. But as the years passed, the hits piled, and the culture shifted to a more eccentric style. Thus, Pharrell pivoted from outlier to trendsetter. Since then, he’s helped open the door for adventurous closets in hip-hop and those Ice Creams were the first of many, “Damn, where’d he get those?” moments for P. Same goes for the BBC shirt. We all just wanted to be as cool as Pharrell.

Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot feat. Pharrell

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Creative Recreation: South By South West (SxSW) 2013 With MSSL CMMND


The Creative Recreation team was in Austin, Texas this year for the annual South By South Music Festival. We teamed up with The Source, SOBs, Brooklyn Vegan and the Hype Music Showcase for a week of good music. Chad Hugo and Daniel Biltmore, also known as MSSL CMMND, deejayed a special set.

New Despicable Me 2 Poster

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StereoTypes Paris – Do The French Get A Bad Rap?


Why do people perpetuate stereotypes about French culture? Why are the French sometimes construed as being rude, arrogant, unclean, and anti-American? StereoTypes host Ryan Hall walks the streets of Paris to get opinions about prejudices French people face.

Miley Cyrus Did A Song With Snoop Lion

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After months of teasing, Miley Cyrus is finally prepared to release some new music — or so she told Ryan Seacrest in an on air interview Friday morning. “I did a song with Snoop and it’s coming out very, very soon,” Miley confessed. “I can finally say I’m going to have a song with Snoop coming very soon.” Cyrus said the collaboration “magically happened,” as we imagine all things involving Snoop Lion do. There is no information if the tune is produced by Pharrell Williams yet.

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