A remix of Franklin’s “123 Victory” with Pharrell helps send the song to No. 1, marking Franklin’s record-breaking fifth leader. Gospel singer-songwriter/producer Kirk Franklin is known for collaborating with artists outside the gospel circle. For instance, when Kanye West performed on the Feb. 13 episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, he brought out Franklin and Chance The Rapper. For his newest partnership, Franklin recruited pop/R&B artist/producer Pharrell Williams for a fresh version of Franklin’s “123 Victory,” which, sparked by Pharrell’s featured involvement, tops Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The track debuted at No. 15 on the Hot Gospel Songs ranking dated Dec. 5, 2015, and first peaked at No. 2 in May. Now in its 41st week, it soars 9-1 powered by the Pharrell-assisted version; as with any song, edits or remixes of tracks are combined for chart purposes. Only one song has taken longer to hit No. 1 in the chart’s 11-year history: Ricky Dillard & New G’s “Amazing,” which completed a 47-week odyssey on Dec. 27, 2014. Make sure to cop the Remix on iTunes.
Kirk Franklin – 123 Victory feat. Pharrell (Remix) (16′)
Here is the Official Video to J Balvin’s new single titled ‘Safari’ from his new album ‘Energia‘ featuring Pharrell, i am OTHER signee BIA and Sky produced by Pharrell Williams and directed by Grant Singer, make sure to cop it now on iTunes.
Photos By Binn Buameanchol. Pharrell Williams with his parents, Carolyn and Pharoah Williams, at Dean & Deluca launch event for “The Williams Family Kitchen” in Bangkok, Thailand on August 29. The ‘Williams Family Kitchen‘ product line will hit stores in spring of 2017. Chart-topping and Grammy award winning artist Pharrell Williams, along with his family, has partnered with the upscale grocery store Dean & DeLuca to offer a new product line called The Williams Family Kitchen inspired by authentic recipes straight from the Williams family.
News of the collaboration was revealed during an unveiling held at Dean & DeLuca’s Bangkok location, where Pharrell and his father, Pharoah, introduced the specialty products. “It was an honor to help my dad turn his cooking pastime into a business with this collaboration,” Pharrell says in the press release. “His recipes are so good — my whole family is addicted to his cooking.”
Pharrell continued to say his father’s cooking, and in turn this new line of products, was built on a “father-son agreement” that Pharoah would cook with healthier ingredients, resulting in an overall better lifestyle and would “essentially help add years to his life.” As for the rather to-the-point name for the upcoming line, Pharrell says it was inspired by the fact that the kitchen is a gathering place for everyone — families and friends — to hang out, talk, and most importantly, eat.
According to Forum Member Reggie Volume, Kid CuDi performed his Pharrell collaboration at this years Trillectro Festival in DC, Maryland. The track is apparently called ‘Sonic Candy’ and will probably be on his new album. Here is how Reggie have been told about the track. “a producer homie of mine by the name of Tokyo Trendz hit my phone with a text that said, “Bruh kid cudi premiered a new unreleased song off his album produced by pharrell and its fucking amazing!!!! I’m in tears right now. 😭”. He told me that the record is called “Sonic Candy“. We pretty much can not wait for the studio version of this! Check out Kid CuDi’s performance below.
For those who have yet to get hip to Kap G, the young, fresh-faced rapper from Atlanta, you could be severely missing out on a heavily melodic experience, as he’s renown for drawing from his Mexican heritage, with Southern-influenced creative content that people can relate to. HipHopDX had the pleasure of sitting down with the 22-year-old MC at the Popular Demand offices on August 24, another beautiful day in Hollywood, CA.
Kap shows up fresh from the studio the night prior, in a Lacoste polo, adidas shorts, with the shoes to match; the last two being a gift from Pharrell. “Shout out to the big bro, thank you. I appreciate it. You keep me fly,” he exclaimed. For an upstart rapper, Kap has shared more studio time with the greats than well, some of the greats. With a résumé that boasts of Migos, Young Thug, Jeezy, Fabolous, DJ Drama to name a few, he also names another famous Hip Hop star as one of his direct mentors and next collaborator.
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin released this Friday his Pharrell Williams Remix to his ‘123 Victory’ with a gospel message taken from his latest album ’Losing My Religion’ that released last year, ‘When will we see we are one/We’re all descendants from the son/Waiting for the master to come.” Sings Pharrell, make sure to cop the single on iTunes and check out the Original and the Pharrell Williams Remix below.
Kirk Franklin – 123 Victory (15’)
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will premiere Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi’s new film about a group of African-American women NASA scientists, to the festival, as well as a free public performance from the film’s producer Pharrell. The concert, will take place on September 10 at the downtown intersection of King and John Street, coincides with a sneak preview of the film for TIFF members, BlogTO reports. Members will get special dibs on front row seats, but the concert will be viewable by the general public as well.
Following strong social media reaction to the first trailer shown during the Olympics, and huge scores in a first test screening, the Ted Melfi-directed Hidden Figures is looking like it might figure heavily in the upcoming awards-season race for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment. Fox is finalizing plans to bring scenes of the movie to the Toronto Film Festival on September 10, where tastemakers will get a preview, and an outdoor performance by Pharrell Williams, who composed the music with Hans Zimmer and who is also a producer of the film.
Sources tell Deadline that Williams (whose last Hollywood foray was the Oscar-nominated Despicable Me 2 theme “Happy”) will likely pack the stage with pals for a star-studded event in Canada. The footage presentation will be followed by a Q&A with cast and filmmakers. In addition, I’ve heard that Fox is working on plans to qualify Hidden Figures for the Academy Awards, likely with a two-city showing in late December. The film opens wide January 13, Martin Luther King weekend. Hidden Figures won’t be ready to be shown in its entirety in Toronto, but word is it might premiere at AFI. The studio said none of what I heard has been set.
By Lauren Craddock. The artist celebrated the launch of a limited-edition collection created in collaboration with his i am OTHER creative collective & school-supply company Yoobi. On Thursday night, Pharrell celebrated the launch of a limited-edition back-to-school collection created in collaboration with his i am OTHER creative collective and school-supply company Yoobi. In the spirit of the artist’s i am OTHER message, 50 of the collection’s school supplies were designed by kids.
“When you are other, that sort of denotes that you’re one of many, and that’s the beginning of people coming together, galvanizing,” Pharrell told Billboard at the event. “There’s a lot going on in the world right now. There is a wind going around the world not just in America, but in the U.K., when you look at Brexit, or when you look at Poland, or when you look at what’s going on in Germany, what’s going on in France, what’s going on in Austria. There is a divisive wind in the air, and there are certain people who know how to fly their kites brilliantly in that wind.”
GAWVI used to rap back in the day, but laughs at the idea of getting back in the booth anytime soon. He has mastered his craft behind the boards from an internship with Pharrell. Even though he mostly served as an errand boy, he soaked in everything he could while he was on the job. “Pharrell is just an iconic legendary guy,” he says. “While I was interning there, he’s working on Shakira’s album, Fat Joe’s album, and then N*E*R*D’s album all at the same time.
I’m just blown away how a man can move from one studio to the next studio, and just being able to concentrate all that. It was a crazy experience.” Later on in his journey, GAWVI became in-house producer with Reach Records and crafted Trip Lee‘s RISE album as well as beats for Lecrae’s Anomaly. Gabriel Alberto Azucena, who goes by the stage name Gawvi, formerly G-Styles, is an American Hip Hop artist and music producer for Reach Records.
How great is this! Forum member and Admin of N-E-R-D.SkyRock.Com and Co-Admin of TheNeptunes.Org Eve had the chance to see Pharrell in Liege, Belgium last month (July 9th) and had the chance to climb on stage (again) to dance and sing along Pharrell all their N*E*R*D hits. Tyler The Creator also joined them on the stage during the end of the show. If someone should’ve been on stage that evening that night, than it’s definitely you Eve you truly deserved every moment of the show up there with Pharrell, cuz you’re a real fan! Check out some pictures from the show below.
The VH1 Hip-Hop Honors returned last month to pay homage to the leading ladies of Hip Hop in an two hour special called “All Hail The Queens.” Along with Lil’ Kim, Queen Latifah, and others, the Honors celebrated Missy Elliott with tribute performances from Trina, Eve, Remy Ma, and more. Pharrell, Timbaland, and Busta Rhymes also shared their favorite memories of working with Missy. During her acceptance speech, Missy dedicated her award to Aaliyah. Watch clips from show above.
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