Drake escalated his ongoing beef with Meek Mill Monday night, closing out Toronto’s OVO Fest with a performance highlighted by guests – including Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Future and Travi$ Scott – and memes making fun of his rap rival.
After a brief solo performance, highlighted by the live debut of his track “Hotline Bling,” Drake was joined by Pharrell to perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Drake ended the set with a variety of solo tracks, concluding with his Meek Mill collaboration, “R.I.C.O.” During his set.
Here is Pharrell’s OTHERtone Radio Show Episode 3 with Scott Vener, Chelsea Peretti, Thundercat and Puff Daddy. Pharrell reveals on this episode of OTHERtone that Puff was actually the initial source of inspiration behind N*E*R*D — citing a conversation in which Puff told him “You’re a rockstar.” Elsewhere, Pharrell details the first time he met Puff at the Daddy’s House studio
The meeting, initially revolving around a discussion of Bad Boy Records alumni Total, eventually birthed the Ma$e classic “Lookin’ At Me” — produced by The Neptunes and featuring a classic turn from Puff on the immediately evocative hook. Speaking on how that song changed his life, Pharrell is hilariously interrupted by Puff with a faux apology. “I didn’t know you wanted to be a world famous international superstar,” says Puff. “It won’t happen again.”
Thundercat also stops by to join the proceedings, boasting a discography accurately categorized by Pharrell as “otherworldly black excellence” — with particular praise paid to the recent Thundercat track “Them Changes.” Comedian and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti joins the awesomely OTHER conversation, sharing her affinity for E-40 and his distinctive Bay Area stylings. Check out the whole show below.
All you need is an Instagram account. Pharrell Williams has already released an official, globe trotting music video for his new single “Freedom”. But now he’s giving fans a chance to express what freedom means to them with a new crowd sourced project using Instagram. “You deserve to be free. Show me what freedom looks like to you.” says Pharrell via his Facebook page. Post your Instagram videos and photos with the hastag #MyFreedom to be included in a new music video on pharrellwilliams.com/myfreedom.
Pharrell Williams – Freedom (Official Video) (2015)
All Around The World is produced by Pharrell Williams and directed by Stephen Garnett. Bia introduced this vibrant, fun track on her most recent mixtape released earlier this year. Bia is currently working on her upcoming debut album that will be released under i am OTHER/RCA Records with additional tracks produced by Pharrell Williams.
Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy aka Diddy picked a hell of a single to make a comeback with because “Finna Get Loose” with Pharrell sounds like quite the summer anthem to get the party started. After debuting the track at the BET Awards, he has now enlisted Hype Williams to handle the music video and the trailer for the clip seems like it will be nothing short of Diddy popping and performance footage in an underground club.
OTHERtone Episode 2 With Pharrell Williams, Scott Vener, Cara Delevigne & WatchTheDuck (2015)
01 – Robert Plant – In The Mood (83’)
02 – A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints (90’)
03 – Towkio – Involved feat. Vic Mensa (Kaytranada) (15’)
04 – Tha Liks – Best You Can (Instrumental) (01’)
05 – Watch The Duck – Poppin’ Off (12’)
06 – The Beach Boys – Sail On Sailor (73’)
07 – Okay Kaya – I’m Stupid, But I Love You (15’)
08 – Ta-Ku – Down For You feat. Alina Baraz (15’)
09 – Dornik – Stand In Your Line (15’)
10 – Daye Jack – Hello World (14’)
11 – The Time – Gigolos Get Lonely Too (82’)
12 – French Montana – Off The Rip feat. Chinx & Noreaga (15’)
13 – Group Home – Livin’ Proof (95’)
14 – Monica – So Gone feat. Tweet, Jamahl & Spike (Missy Elliott) (03’)
15 – Donny Hathaway – A Song For You (71’)
16 – Allison Taylor – Bells (15’)
17 – St. Vincent – Digital Witness (14’)
18 – Miguel – Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix) (13’)
19 – Jamie Woon – Sharpness (15’)
20 – Usher – U Don’t Have To Call (01’)
21 – 702 – I Still Love You feat. Pharrell (03’)
22 – DJ E-Feezy – Love To The Beat feat. WatchTheDuck (15’)
23 – Haelos – Breathe
24 – Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (70’)
25 – E-40 – Choices (Yup) (14’)
26 – Statik Selektah – Beautiful Life feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$ (15’)
27 – Raury – Devil’s Whisperer (15’)
28 – Big Punisher – You Came Up feat. Noreaga (98’)
I’m waiting for Something To Break – I’m waiting for something to take over.
Its Archamedes Principle
Give me a lever long enough and a platform strong enough and I can move the world.
But, who am I? who am I to think that I can change anything in this world? When I think about the path ahead – most of the time I just feel daunted. so much to do and riddled with challenges.
I made the Land 2 Air Chronicles to be the run way to the Songs For Flight. A way for me to see who is really with me. I released music to see if the noise would not swallow the whole of my work and have it be forgotten. I literally went to work for a social network to build a rocket ship for my art. I assimilated everything. I wanted to be well versed to protect my art this time.
“Dig deeper. Find the parts of yourself that ache. If you never get close then you’ll never know. If you don’t you’ll wake up fighting imposters pain you whole. Light me up. Take me up there. Let me be naked in this moment. I’ll be whole if I make it with no regrets.”
And, so I’m here, driven by something innate in me that says that this is my purpose. that my aspiration is worth the diligence and pursuit.
What has limited me are resources and true alliances. Alliances to carry out the mission with me. Resources to make my work and build something special that will BE change itself and possibly the soundtrack to it.
What I learned is that if I get down to it, I am nothing if I don’t have my audience. If I am smart, I ask you for the help I need to be heard. The world has changed and my best bet is to come directly to you and tell you that you have the power to help me be heard. You are the ones who decide my fate. No label, no manager, no one can help me, but you and I aligned once and for all.
So I come to you. I come with the story and impetus behind my recent work to advance you to my vision. the vision I will announce in the coming days.
I won’t always get it right, but I will do my very best. I’ll sleep when I die. I do whatever it takes.
For so long I have been waiting, looking for the person or people who would give me a chance to see my vision through. And, all a long, it was you. You were my partners. My fans and friends were the solution this entire time, and now with the technology to reach you, I am here with my hat out, busking and saying that together we can do something very special and change things for good.
Like I said, I have been waiting for Something To Break.
Now, with you as my allies, we’re going to break something.
© 2002 - 2015 The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — Powered by WordPress