In the latest OTHERtone episode, Pharrell and Scott Vener pay homage to Prince dedicating a One Hour Mix to the legend who just passed away, check it out below.
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A very sad day for muzika, the world is still reeling from the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the multi-platinum-selling music legend who transcended genres as he brought the MTV generation into new realms of creativity. “There will be many kings, queens, and princesses, but there will never be another Prince.” – Pharrell. Resting in Peace and Joy for all Eternity 1958-2016. You can find my favourite tracks of Prince tunes below.
Prince – Let’s Work (Extended Mix) (81′)
Prince – How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore (82′)
Prince – Tamborine (85′)
Prince – Kiss (Extended Version) (86′)
Prince – Scarlett Pussy (88′)
Prince – Gett Off (91′)
Prince – Sexy Mother Fucker (92′)
Prince – The Greatest Romance Ever Sold feat. Pharrell & Q-Tip (The Neptunes Remix) (99′)
Prince – The Greatest Romance Ever Sold feat. Eve (01′)
Prince – Musicology (04′)
Prince – Lolita (06′)
Prince – Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful (09′)
Prince – Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone feat. feat. Ledisi (13′)
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – Funk N’ Roll (14′)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You feat. Prince & Stevie Wonder (DJ Freakiii Edit) (15′)
Pharrell Williams, Daniel Arsham & Jonah Bokaer
How a Grammy-winning musician, a top choreographer and an esteemed scenic designer are making the ultimate power play in collaborating on ‘Rules Of The Game,’ a groundbreaking production that will debut at Dallas’ SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in May. It’s a Saturday in late winter, and Bokaer, a celebrated modern dancer and choreographer, is seated at a nondescript table in an airy workspace in Long Island City, Queens.
This was once a gallery home for dealer Jeffrey Deitch—artist Matthew Barney apparently does Matthew Barney things next door—and now it’s the studio of visual artist and scenic designer Daniel Arsham, Bokaer’s friend and frequent collaborator. Late-afternoon sun pours through a string of skylights. A small documentary crew huddles over a shot. And at another table, taking a break and eating a quick fast-food lunch, sits Bokaer’s and Arsham’s co-conspirator: Pharrell Williams.
At first glance, they seem an unlikely team: Bokaer, the eccentric dance visionary with Guggenheim and Ford Foundation grants; Arsham, the imaginative Miami-raised artist stretching boundaries of sculpture and design; and Williams, the Grammy-winning producer and singer perhaps best known for his ebullient anthem “Happy” and his role as a talent judge on NBC’s music reality show The Voice. But Williams, 43, and Arsham, 36, have known each other for a decade—not long ago, for an exhibition, Arsham made an astonishing replica of Williams’ childhood Casio keyboard from volcanic ash—and Arsham and Bokaer, 34, have been friends for nearly the same amount of time, having met as wunderkinds in the company of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham.
As a coach on The Voice, Pharrell Williams is always on the lookout for the latest hot talent. But, at Monday’s taping of the singing competition, he couldn’t help but gush about music’s biggest headline: Beyonce’s new album, Lemonade. “She’s an artist and she’s expressed herself and I think it’s a beautiful piece of work,” Williams told ET’s Sophie Schillaci. “I think the theme, the overarching theme of forgiveness is just such a beautiful message and we need that in the world right now. We need it.”
The dramatic album, which debuted alongside an accompanying short film on HBO over the weekend, features intense themes of race, feminism, adultery and self-discovery. For Williams, Beyonce’s bravery in exploring such deeply personal topics is what makes the album as a whole so compelling. “I think what she’s done that is rare to mainstream media is [that] she took a singer-songwriter approach to her lyrics,” he explained. “There’s no fluff…
Pharrell Williams will take the stage at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30th to present his longtime friend and The Voice co-star with the “Hero” award, ET has exclusively learned. Pharrell will share personal stories and anecdotes about Gwen as she’s recognized for the positive impact she’s had on fans, serving as a role model and inspiring others to do good.
The Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 30, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Flo Rida and DNCE among the acts slated to perform. The show will air on Disney Channel on Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Past recipients of the Hero Award have included Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
“He’s literally like an angel,” Gwen previously told ET, gushing about Pharrell during an interview last summer. “He’ll, like, sit here [pointing to her shoulder] and I’ll be like, ‘Really? You just said that right now?’ It’s so incredible to be around him. I love him.” The feeling is certainly mutual! Pharrell — who worked with Gwen on her 2005 hit “Hollaback Girl,” among many other collaborations over the years — couldn’t help gushing over Gwen while speaking with ET in November. “Gwen is in the most free place that I feel like she’s ever been since I’ve known her as a human being,” he dished. “Not just creatively, but as a human being. She’s floating right now.”
The Voice coaches know talent when they hear it, and all four superstars on the season 10 panel — Pharrell, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — were huge fans of pop icon Prince, who was found dead Thursday (April 21) at his Minnesota home. Also on Thursday, the Voice coaches gathered in Hollywood for a karaoke charity event benefiting Children’s Hospital L.A. When Billboard caught up with the quartet on the red carpet outside Hyde Sunset, we had to ask about the day’s tragic news.
“His death represents a big hole in the ether right now, especially the musical ether,” Pharrell said. “But his music, his message, his movement — it was just super powerful. His physical presence will definitely be missed. The essence of him survives along with the body of his work, the memories we all have of him, and the incredible impact and impression that he’s made with his songs.” Levine has been a vocal Prince fan for years, even getting to spend time with the often-elusive superstar and covering his “Purple Rain” at Howard Stern’s birthday concert last year.
By Yohance Kyles. George Ramirez was born in Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital and raised in the mostly African-American section of College Park, Georgia. The young Mexican-American grew up playing basketball at the local Boys & Girls Club, and he often spent time at the homes of those same neighborhood kids.
It was that Hispanic heritage mixed with those longtime relationships with mostly black friends that would eventually inspire Ramirez’s music created under the moniker Kap G. After he first started rapping in high school, Kap would go on to release several projects including the Real Migo Sh*t series and his first official mixtape Like A Mexican.
The Hip Hop artist’s latest collection, El Southside, presents real-life inspired stories of living in the SWATS (Southwest Atlanta Too Strong) told from the perspective of a 21-year-old rhymer on the rise. The mixtape has several big names attached to it as well.
Here are BIA’s #EYESONMETOUR dates with Iamsu!, Mod Sun and Gravez, get your Tickets HERE.
BIA’s #EYESONMETOUR2016 Dates
28th – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
29th – Chico, CA – Senator Theater
7th – San Francisco, CA – Oysterfest
10th – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11th – San Diego, CA – North Park Theater
12th – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
14th – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
20th – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown
21st – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
26th – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Ballroom
27th – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
31st – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Posted April 5th.
“MY NAME IS GALAXY GEAR AND I NEED ASSISTANCE”. This was the most epic episode ever. Galaxy Gear aka Chad Hugo sat down with Pharrell, Scott Vener, Tyler, The Creator and Justin Timberlake to talk about how they created ‘Justified’ 14 years ago, the production history of Classics Neptunes tracks, and naturally the impact and legacy of A Tribe Called Quest’s own Phife Dawg who recently passed from complications with diabetes.
It started with Chad plugging his Galaxy Gear layering an Intro while the guys talked about some funny News Bloopers 1, 2 & 3. Tyler is the spokesperson for us Neptunes Fans and last week Tyler was kindy enough to ask us on the forum what questions we would like to hear on the show and the only reason he’s on the show besides being where he is in life, he’s asking all the questions Neptunes Fans have all wanted to ask, and he asked particulary about their favourite tracks on Justified and in which Pharrell started singing the lyrics to ‘Nothin Else’.
Pharrell also revealed what has happened to the other Justin Timberlake x Neptunes collaborations that didn’t make the final cut like ‘Second Chance’ and ‘What’s A Guy Gotta Do’(See Below) that has been created while they were working on the NSYNC record ‘Girlfriend’. JT said that ‘Second Chance’ didn’t make the final cut because it didn’t fit the concept of the album.
Pharrell talked later on about ‘Frontin’ where he revealed that it was made specifically for Prince but he declined the tune. Pharrell joked that the verses on the track track were only like 2 chords and the bridge was like 16 chords in itself and he basically admitted that Chad added all of the instrumentation outside of drums and some basslines, notably the entire bridge of ‘Frontin‘.
Justin also talked about the moment he knew that stepping away from ’NSync was the right move. “The funny thing is like, literally the first day of recording, I remember walking in and we were like, ‘What are we gonna do?’” Timberlake said. He then mimicked Chad, playing a riff on the guitar of ‘Like I Love You’ “And I was like, just that whole rhythm]… I was like, ‘This just sounds like nothing I’ve heard!’ It reminds me of the feeling I get from certain things that I love. That moment was so much of a confirmation for me.” Since striking out on his own, the musician has won numerous Grammy awards, four Emmys and much more.
Pharrell said that he “accidentally” got into making hooks, songs like “Shake Ya Ass” were to be rough ideas, and they actually wanted The Temptations on that hook and that Pharrell only did drums and basslines while learning other instruments later on. In between these knowledge darts is a perfect mix of Neptunes hits and deep cuts by Scott Vener aka Broke Mogul below, straight nostalgia. Tyler somehow revealed at the end that there is a big project coming up, nonetheless, which is probably Pharrell’s third studio album, nonetheless it’s great to hear that JT and The Neptunes are back in the studio, Don’t miss this episode on iTunes now and check out the Tracklist of the Episode below.
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Scott Vener’s Neptunes Mix (2016)
OTHERtone Episode 18 With The Neptunes, Scott Vener, Justin Timberlake & Tyler, The Creator (2016)
01 – ID – ID
02 – PM Dawn – I’d Die Without You
03 – Big Pun – Beware
04 – Spark Master Tape – Tenkkeys
05 – Fat Joe – This Shit Is Real
06 – Snoop Dogg – Beautiful
07 – Justin Timberlake – rock your body
08 – Pharre Williams – Frontin’
09 – Usher – U Don’t Have To Call
10 – Justin Timberlake – Señorita
11 – Mystikal – Shake Ya Ass
12 – P. Diddy – Diddy
13 – Noreaga – Superthug (What What)
14 – N*E*R*D – Rockstar (Poser)
15 – Jadakiss – Knock Yourself Out
16 – Clipse – Hot Damn
17 – Slim Thug – I Ain’t Heard Of That
18 – Clipse – Mr. Me Too
19 – Jay-Z- Excuse Me Miss
20 – LL Cool J – Luv U Better
21 – Noreaga – Nothin’
22 – Mystikal – Danger (Been So Long)
23 – Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
24 – Justin Timberlake – Last Night
25 – Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here
26 – Miguel – Waves (Tame Impala Remix)
27 – Fascinator – Time To Go
28 – N*E*R*D – Victory
29 – N*E*R*D – Bobby James
30 – Jay-Z – Allure
31 – Clipse – Mr. Me Too
32 – Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot
33 – Birdman – What Happened To That Boy
34 – Mystikal – Bouncin’ Back (Bouncin’ Me Against The Wall) feat. Pharrell
35 – Clipse – Grindin’ (Selector Remix)
36 – Ludacris – Southern Hospitality
37 – Snoop Dogg – It Blows My Mind
38 – Jay-Z – I Just Wanna Love U
39 – A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
40 – A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce again
41 – A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
42 – A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
43 – Kamaiyah – For My Dawg
44 – Kamaiyah – Mo Money Mo Problems
45 – Chase & Status – NRG
Skepta has been interviewed by list.co.uk where he talked about Pharrell being on his album ‘Konnichiwa’ on the tune ‘Numbers’.
“I knew I had an obligation to represent the country when I did this album. Not just different MCs, but sonically. I know what is on my back with this album and I’ve got every element from London needed. I don’t want to announce the MCs but it’s very well rounded. And Pharrell’s blessed me. People respect him. I don’t think grime has ever been respected, it’s not seen as a nice sound. But having Pharrell bless my album, maybe you can see that the freeness of his music; that’s what we’re doing as well.” The album is due May 6th, Pre-Order it now on iTunes.
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