Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Leslie Brathwaite. The biggest hit of 2014 is a triumph of minimalism — and a triumph for mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite. Pharrell Williams enjoyed major success over the years, as featured artist on Snoop Dogg’s mega‑hit ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot‘ in 2004 and Ludacris’ ‘Money Maker‘ in 2006, as well as with hip‑hop band N*E*R*D and as one half of production duo The Neptunes, and in 2013 he hit a peak.
The two best‑selling songs of last year — Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky‘ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines‘ — both involved Williams as featured artist and co‑writer, while he also produced the latter song. Since then, ‘Happy‘, released under Williams‘ own name at the end of last year, has become the biggest hit of 2014 so far.
The song was made for the Universal Pictures animated movie Despicable Me 2, itself such a staggering success that it has become the fourth highest‑grossing animated movie of all time. In a clever bit of cross‑project marketing, ‘Happy‘ is also the lead single for William’s second solo album GIRL, which was released in early March, thanks to Spaceman.
Few musicians have as much fashion cred as Pharrell. Aside from his own design pursuits, his street-kid-meets-couture brand of styling epitomized by his Adidas track jacket and archival Vivienne Westwood hat at the 2014 Grammy Awards, or his Chanel suit with Adidas kicks at the 2015 ceremony, has fueled a cottage industry of imitators across every market, from high fashion to street-side knockoffs.
Getting him to confess the designers, people, and places that inform his sense of style is no easy task, but after a bit of prodding he opened up. “I have brands that I love, but I mostly people watch,” he told Style.com. (May the record show he was wearing a bucket hat, round sunglasses, an embroidered bomber jacket over a Human Made tee, Adidas jeans with a Chanel belt, and custom Adidas Superstars, and when we suggested that he’s a style icon he smiled, looked in the mirror, and said, “I’m like, uh…”) “I get my style from just random people, everyday people, like, construction is interesting to me. Everyday things, you know, service uniforms, sports, skateboarding, normcore, grandma sweaters, all of that stuff is interesting to me.”
A conversation with rap’s 43-year-old uncle, who’s working on a new album with Pharrell and making moves with Tim McGraw. For a dude this chill, Snoop Dogg doesn’t get tired. Twenty years in the game and he’s still one of the most unpredictable characters out, constantly reinventing himself and shifting his sounds, with a light spirit and open mind that’s exemplary even outside the booth.
Between hosting his GGN web show, plotting business moves with Reddit, and working on an all new album, Bush, executive produced by Pharrell, Uncle Snoop took some time to drop some game on The FADER. While we were hanging out in New York, Tim McGraw called.
Here is Pharrell’s cameo on The Simpsons Series, yep, its only 6 seconds long hah, thanks to chickitychoco.
Posted: February 5th.
Pharrell Williams is getting the “Simpsons” treatment. The producer is set to make a guest appearance as himself on Fox’s animated comedy series on February 8th. According to “Entertainment Weekly,” “Skateboard P” comes to Springfield’s rescue after the town learns its official song is the same as that of other towns. The animated version of Pharrell features the high-crowned Vivienne Westwood hat he made famous at last year’s Grammy Awards.
As you already know, Pharrell did an #AskPharrell on his twitter 3 days ago and some of the fans asked him if he’s gonna work with Missy Elliott once again. “Janine Ryan @MissHyper99 Feb 6 #AskPharrell can you persuade Missy Elliott to get back into the studio?? Need that special track #takeachance”, in which Pharrell replied “@Pharrell @MissHyper99 No need to persuade her, she’s always making music! Can’t wait for you to hear what we do together. @MissyElliott is an icon” Pharrell pretty much confirmed working with her once again. She’s just been in the studio with Timbaland to work on some new muzika, stay tuned for more information.
Missy Elliott – On & On feat. Pharrell (05′)
Missy Elliott – Put It On You feat. Pharrell & Teyana Taylor (08′)
Snoop Dogg is coming with his new album called ‘Bush’ this March produced entirely by Pharrell with collaboration by Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson set to be released through i am OTHER/Columbia Records
and Snoop and Pharrell just performed their first single off the album at the The Hollywood Palladium called ‘Peaches ‘N Cream’ that pretty much sounds like Snoop Dogg’s leftover off his album 2008 album ‘Ego Trippin‘ ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ minus the soul/funk that features Pharrell, Charlie Wilson and Nelly. The bridge to the 2008 version is amazing, you can check out the preview below,
Snoop Dogg – Peaches ‘N Cream (Snippet) (15′)
Snoop Dogg – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now feat. Pharrell, Charlie Wilson & Nelly (08′)
Snoop Dogg annouced his new album called “Bush.” Produced entirely by Pharrell and will be released on i am Other/Columbia. First single is called “Peaches ‘N Cream”. Back in September, Snoop Dogg revealed that he had been collaborating with Pharrell on a new album, and in October he announced that he’d be dropping the record via Pharrell’s i am Other label and Columbia Records. New details have now emerged about the effort. During a panel hosted by Omnicom Media Group at CES in Las Vegas yesterday, Snoop confirmed Bush as the album title and “Peaches ‘N Cream” as the first single.
The effort is due out sometime in mid-March, Rap-Up reports. As previously reported, the album will feature appearances from music legends Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder in addition to Pharrell. “It’s a great record me and Pharrell did from top to bottom. It feels good and I’m happy to be back in the studio working with one of my favorite producers and homeboys,” Snoop told MTV News last fall. “It’s different — it’s completely different than anything we’ve ever done. It feels good, sounds good, looks good.”
Singer Adele to collaborate with Pharrell Williams for her new album’s single. Pharrell Williams will reportedly collab with Brit singer Adele for a single in her upcoming album. Sources spilled the beans that the 26-year-old songstress is back in the US to finalize her new album and she is making some 11th hour alterations and wants to try something different with the ‘Happy‘ hitmaker, the Daily Star reported. While talking about Adele, Williams said that he always thought it was special adding that the Brit singer had a very soulful voice.
When the Superstar shoe was first launched by adidas back in 1969, the word ‘Superstar’ was unambiguous. Today, the word has been corrupted to the point of confusion. This year adidas Originals sets out to question what it means to be a superstar, beginning with this film featuring Pharrell Williams, David Beckham, Rita Ora and Damian Lillard.
Gwen Stefani – Shine feat. Pharrell (14′)
Posted: December 19th.
Gwen Stefani – Shine feat. Pharrell (Snippet) (14′)
Here is a little snippet from the new Gwen Stefani x Pharrell Williams collaboration from the Paddington Soundtrack, check it out below, and let me know what y’all think, thanks to Creatrice.
Gwen Stefani – Shine feat. Pharrell (Snippet) (14′)
By MVP. REVOLT TV recently caught up with Hit-Boy in Southern California house on the hills. During his brief break away from the studio, the GRAMMY producer talked his retirement on being retired from the bullshit of the industry and just putting all of his focus on music.
He soon opened up on working with Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself” single after she was personally reaching out to him for help. Watch more of the interview above, where he briefly details getting back in the studio with Kanye West – as well as upcoming work with Pharrell Williams and The-Dream.
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