Kid Cudi couldn’t release his upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ yesterday as hoped, allegedly due to “some minor sample clearances” that forced his team to miss their release deadline. In his album’s place, please accept these two songs to tide you over. Cudi’s “Surfin‘” features Pharrell Williams, as if you wouldn’t immediately recognize Pharrell in that sunny, upbeat electronic brass.
Kid Cudi also took to Twitter to reveal a tentative tracklist for what appears to be his upcoming album called Passion, Pain & Demon with another Pharrell collaboration on the tune ‘Flight At First/Advanced‘ which will be out in the near future with other contributions by Andre 3000, Travis Scott, Willow Smith, make sure to cop ‘Surfin’ on iTunes and check it out below.
Kid Cudi – Surfin’ (P. Williams) (16′)
On September 10th Pharrell had an OutDoor Concert featuring Kim Burrell and Lalah Hathaway with a Local Gospel Group Echoes Of Praise performing songs from the upcomoning film Hidden Figures which is due January 13th 2017, check out the Live Performances of the Five songs below. Photos By I. Trickey, E. Charbonneau & G. Pimentel.
Pharrell Williams – Crave (Live) (16′)
Pharrell Williams – Runnin’ (Live) (16′)
Pharrell Williams – Able (Live) (16′)
Kim Burrell – I See A Victory feat. Pharrell (Live) (16′)
Lalah Hathaway – Surrender feat. Pharrell (Live) (16′)
New York City-based band Makuta released their new single titled ‘Straight Outta Love’ produced by Chad Hugo. “‘Straight Outta Love’ is a song that we had the chorus kicking around for a while. We are a live band, and always make it a point to bring in live energy and performance into the recordings. So we record primarily live and track the core of the songs that way, to keep things honest. We finished a version of ‘Straight Outta Love’ before we went on tour this summer, and really road-tested it. We like to do that to see what resonates with folks, what they respond to, etc.
We came off tour with that song refined and fine tuned, with a greater sense of clarity on how to finish the studio version of ‘Straight Outta Love.’ We took a look at the existing recording, and even though we were still excited about it, we felt that it needed a bit more of something. Aleata brought in our good friend, Chad Hugo, to come in and add some new elements that took the song to where it needed to be.” said the group’s frontman Doug Makuta, make sure to cop the tune on iTunes, and check it out below.
Zac Brown is taking a musical detour with a new group called Sir Rosevelt, the trio — consisting of Brown, Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti, and his longtime fans have never heard the Zac Brown Band frontman sound anything like this before. Pharrell Williams recorded their new singles titled ‘For My Own’ & ‘Sunday Finest’. Far from the rootsy music most associated with ZBB, the song blends gospel, jazz and disco, featuring a full horn section and up-tempo beat. The band released the video for the new song directly to Twitter. Directed by Diego Pernia, the clip is certainly a stab in a very different direction for Brown.
“For My Own” features the members of Sir Rosevelt trading vocals over a one-of-a-kind mix of acoustic elements and disco-influenced strings. Sir Rosevelt’s debut album is slated for release on Oct. 28, and is currently available for pre-order via iTunes. Brown intends for the band to perform live at several large festivals, and even says they could play on the bill with his other, more famous band, Check out the tunes below, and make sure to cop the singles on iTunes.
Sir Rosevelt – Sunday Finest (Official Video) (2016)
— Sir Rosevelt (@SirRosevelt) September 29, 2016
Sir Rosevelt – Sunday Finest (Studio Session) (2016)
— Sir Rosevelt (@SirRosevelt) September 29, 2016
Sir Rosevelt – For My Own (16′)
Sir Rosevelt – For My Own (Studio Session) (2016)
THE MAKING OF A SONG: For My Own pic.twitter.com/OUGzJzzE22
— Sir Rosevelt (@SirRosevelt) September 30, 2016
I’m pretty sure, y’all haven’t heard this before. Here is a new (old) version of Justin Timberlake’s ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ track produced by The Neptunes from JT’s solo album ‘Justified’ that contains only Justin on the track. The previous versions have Pharrell and Vanessa Marquez on vocals, thanks to CMP. You can check out all versions below.
Justin Timberlake – I’m Lovin’ It (Official Video) (2003)
Justin Timberlake – I’m Lovin’ It (Alternate) (03′)
Justin Timberlake – I’m Lovin’ It feat. Clipse (McDonald’s Theme Song) (03′)
Justin Timberlake – I’m Lovin’ It feat. Vanessa Marquez & Snoop Dogg (Remix) (04′)
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) October 2, 2016
— i am OTHER (@i_am_OTHER) October 2, 2016
Pharrell and Scott Vener’s OTHERtone usually features musical guests, but this episode has been constructive and informative for fans as Neil DeGrasse Tyson and David Blaine, check out the episode HERE.
— i am OTHER (@i_am_OTHER) September 16, 2016
“Roxanne, Roxanne,” a biopic about the life and career of Femcee Roxanne Shante, has now completed production according to recent reports. According to Atlanta Black Star, the film will focus on 14-year old prodigy Lolita Shante Gooden, and her struggles to make a living for her family while surviving the dangerous streets of the Queensbridge Projects. The rapper would eventually rise to fame with the recording of “Roxanne’s Revenge,” her response to UTFO’s single “Roxanne, Roxanne.”
The film will be directed by filmmaker Michael Larnell and will also feature production credits from Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams, with Roxanne Shante herself set to executive produce. Additionally, young actress Eden Duncan-Smith, who played a lead role in the remake of Annie, will play the lead role, with long time actress Nia Long set to play the role of Roxanne’s mother.
Hip-Hop collective The Juice Crew, which Roxanne was a part of, will be represented by Nigel Alexander Fullerton who will play Biz Markie, and Arn Star who will portray MC Shan. “I believe that’s going to be a film that really grabs people as well because it’s very nuanced compared to a lot of music biopics,” stated actress Mahershala Ali, who is also set to appear in the flick. As of now specific details about the film, such as a premiere date have not been revealed.
Pharrell Williams is going to be a dad again! The singer’s wife, Helen Lasichanh, showed off her baby bump on Thursday at a party hosted by Chanel. This will be the second child for the couple, who already have a seven-year-old son named Rocket Ayer. Pharrell with his wife and son in 2014.
The former Voice coach, 43, previously explained the meaning behind his son’s unique name, telling Oprah, “In the same way the Indians named their children after a force or animal or element, we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up, meant to ascend.” Pharrell and Helen, 36, have been together since 2008 and tied the knot in October 2013. We can’t wait to meet their new addition!
With the highly anticipated release of the Yeezy Boost 350 now in the rearview mirror, adidas Originals is moving onward and upward with their next highly anticipated release, the Pharrell Williams designed “Hu” series. Seemingly inspired by humanity itself, the “Hu” (short for human race) is meant to represent the culture of life regardless of color, creed, or beliefs. The footwear and activewear features some vivid color schemes and displays some cool flags, patches, and the words “Human Race” in English, Japanese and French. ‘Hu is short for human – human being, human race, humankind,’ said Pharrell.
‘But Hu, itself is also a reference to color. As human beings, we all have a color. We all look different, we all speak different languages, but we’re all connected.’ Pharrell Williams Building on the limited-edition NMD that launched in July, Pharrell and adidas Originals return with Hu, a diverse range of full-color footwear and dynamic activewear. Celebrating a spirit of equality, acceptance, co-existence and understanding, the collection features flags, stripes, and translations of the phrase “Human Race” in English, French, and Japanese. Pharrell sums up the collection’s message simply:
‘I play for the human race.’
With the launch of Hu, Pharrell looks to shine a spotlight on communities around the world, sharing stories and traditions of humanity. In this first collection Native Americans from North Dakota invited Pharrell into their community to share their stories of compassion and culture, carrying on traditions of language, prayer, celebration and knowledge from one generation to the next. ‘I am so thankful to the people of MHA Nation who shared their journey and experiences with me. I want to use my platform for people to tell their stories and help empower people no matter where they’re from. By understanding humanity’s past, we will build a bridge to its future.’ Pharrell Williams
Post Malone teases features for his upcoming debut album “Stoney.” During a recent interview with Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev, Post Malone teased features that may appear on his upcoming debut album Stoney. “Justin [Bieber], Quavo, Kehlani. We’re working on some very special things. We got Pharrell on there,” he said. He also mentioned that he’s been working with Kanye West and that we would “have to see” if those collaborations will make the album.
Malone released “Deja Vu,” a saucy single featuring Justin Bieber, earlier this month. He debuted “Congratulations,” a song with Quavo, earlier this week in Austin, and in the interview with Real 92.3 he said that Metro Boomin produced that track. In regard to the Pharrell collab, Post explained, “He initially hit me up and we met at Bonnaroo, he said, ‘let’s get into the studio’ so whenever that whole run was done we got in the studio in L.A. He’s the nicest guy in the world.” We’re just figuring things out.” he continued, “I think we’re making a sound that’s super fresh, hip, original, very fly.”
Asher Roth’s Creative Partner talks how they’ve been in the studio with Pharrell for 2 weeks back in 2011 where they recorded 12 tracks. “Please don’t tell him, but in fifth grade I stole my big bro’s friend’s Ma$e cd. It was the first rap CD I ever listened to. My favorite track that blared through the Sony Discman on the bus was “Looking’ At Me”, produced by a young Pharrell Williams and company. You probably have a similar story. Until later in life, you didn’t realize one of your favorite songs was masterminded by Pharrell. Before our parents fell in love with the soft spoken “aw sweetheart” from The Voice, Pharrell was already riding his first tsunami as a musician. Two decades later, when I didn’t have to steal CD’s anymore, I found myself in the studio for two weeks straight with Pharrell.
I should say it wasn’t my studio session. I was Asher Roth’s creative partner and playing a role to help with the content he was making at the time. For that stretch of time in Miami, FL, I hit the creative jackpot. Whether Pharrell was leading by action or directly teaching, that experience transformed how I came to understand the creative process. There were moments when Pharrell was dropping priceless knowledge, and I was low-key typing his gems into my phone. “I hope he doesn’t think I’m texting!” I thought.
To the surprise of listeners, Calvin Harris sings lead vocals on his new single “My Way.” The mega-selling producer-DJ hasn’t done this since 2014’s “Summer,” as he pointed out during a recent Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe. Apparently, though, a former Voice coach convinced Calvin to give singing a second chance. “[There’s] only so far you can go with a voice like mine, and there’s a limit to the range,” he says. “Actually, Pharrell told me something about hitting the notes. Occasionally people try to persuade me to sing again and he was one of those people.”
“He said … it’s not about hitting the notes, it’s about getting the emotion and the feeling and the character across,” Calvin adds. “Once he said that to me, I started looking at myself [and] my voice differently ’cause I was like, ‘Hmm, someone like him picked up on that.’” Calvin released “My Way,” which isn’t about ex Taylor Swift, on September 16. Watch him talk how Pharrell told him to sing below.
Photos by T. Williamson & J. Countess.
Pharrell Williams is all about making people happy with his music. But when he signed on to create the soundtrack for the upcoming drama Hidden Figures, he did it to spread knowledge, not just joy. Hidden Figures tells the little-known true story of NASA’s so-called coloured computers, a group of black women who did data analysis and complex mathematical calculations for the space agency’s missions in the early 1960s, before this type of work was handled strictly by machines.
The movie comes out in January, but several scenes were screened during a sneak peek at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. Ten-time Grammy award-winner Williams joined Hidden Figures producer Jenno Topping and stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae on stage for a Q&A session following a first look at a handful of scenes from the movie, directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent).
Watch this Behind The Scenes Video from #HiddenFigures featuring Pharrell.
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