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)
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.
By Dan Solomon. Over his storied 20-year career, director Paul Hunter has worked with a number of the biggest musicians in the world. He directed Puffy’s “All About The Benjamins” and Biggie’s “Hypnotize” videos, D’ Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” and Marilyn Manson’s “Dope Show.” But his creative partnership with Pharrell—which dates back to 2003’s “Frontin‘”—has been among his most creatively fruitful.
Pharrell Williams – Freedom (Official Video) (2015)
The power of that partnership is on display in the video for “Freedom,” which debuted last week on Apple Music and Vevo. It’s a collection of striking, big-picture imagery that ruminates on the different ideas represented by the word “freedom“—from dark-skinned men made to break rocks at gunpoint, to Tiananmen Square and Muhammad Ali, to the restrictive conformity of western beauty ideals, to cheetahs hunting in the wild and whales breaching in the ocean.
From One Hand To Another is a camp that inspires and encourages students to dream big by teaching them and exposing them to many different career paths. Chances are you never went to a summer camp like this. Thanks to popular singer Pharrell Williams and his mother, Dr. Carolyn Williams, students in Virginia Beach are spending their summers keeping their minds engaged and their creativity flowing at “From One Hand To Another” on the Hampton University campus at Virginia Beach Town Center.
Pharrell Williams thinks all recording artists should get involved with TV talent shows if given the chance. The musician joined the US version of the TV talent show last year, going on to win the 2015 edition with his singer Sawyer Fredericks. Although he was thrilled to triumph, it didn’t come without some downsides. “I need time off after The Voice to decompress, because you give a lot of emotion in giving the best guidance you can,” he explained to British newspaper The Daily Star.
That’s one of the reasons why the star has no intention to put in double duty by appearing on another edition of the programme. Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am does this with seats on the UK and Australian panel, and at the moment there is a free spot with him in Britain as Rita Ora has parted ways with the show after one season. Pharrell insists it would be “too intense” for him to work on the UK and American series. However, he’d push all other artists to work on similar shows if they are ever offered them.
Sean Combs & Pharrell
The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th Anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy — with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment between two divas included for good measure — this year’s show proved to be one of the more memorable in BET history.
In fact, the awards themselves seemed to take a back seat to all the performances jam-packed into the three-hour and 48-minute telecast. Only seven winners out of the 21 categories were announced, including best male R&B/pop artist (Chris Brown), best male hip-hop artist (Kendrick Lamar) and best female hip-hop artist (Nicki Minaj, who brought her mother onstage). And the audience didn’t seem to mind one bit.
By Jodi Guglielmi. It’s been 4½ years since Adele’s released an album, and one of her collaborators knows why – and promises her new music’s worth the wait! “I’ve seen her recently. She’s kinda like, ‘Okay, guys, I’m gonna open my diary for 20 minutes‘. So it’s like, okay, you have 20 minutes, or 32 minutes really,” Pharrell Williams told Ryan Seacrest of working with the “Rolling in the Deep” singer during a talk at the Cannes Lions creativity festival.
“Then she gives it to you and closes it up and disappears, and she’s off with her beautiful boy – and that’s what it’s all about,” said Williams. Adele’s kept busy since releasing her sophomore record, 21, in 2011: In 2012, she welcomed her first child, 2½-year-old son Angelo, with longtime boyfriend Simon Konecki, and she’s been in mom mode ever since. Still, Adele, 27, has been busy in the studio prepping her next album, which – rumor has it – will be titled 25. “She is a masterful writer. You listen to her albums and the intention is living and breathes,” Williams, 42, added.
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