By Andres Tardio. Noreaga explains how his relationship with Pharrell Williams has remained strong since 1998′s “SuperThug,” despite doubters and naysayers trying to come between them. Pharrell may be one of the most acclaimed producers in the industry, but not everyone believed in the beatsmith when he emerged in the late 1990s as a member of The Neptunes.
N.O.R.E., who’s had success with Pharrell since 1998’s “Super Thug,” which was produced by The Neptunes, was one of the producer’s early supporters. He enlisted The Neptunes for his self-titled debut solo album. Their “Super Thug” collaboration would become one of the year’s most popular Rap singles. The song also marked the first time that The Neptunes earned notoriety for its production, something Noreaga recalls with joy.
So the tune features Madonna on the hook and Pharrell on the bridge and I remember reading about this tune years ago, when Eve said that she sang the first time in her life on a record and it’s produced by The Neptunes. Talking about the beat, it’s straight up from the Hard Candy era but It has that Kelis feel all over the tune., and I think the guitar at the very end is played by Madonna herself.
This tune has been recorded for Eve‘s ‘Here I Am’ album, but it has been crapped as we know. According to DrownedMadonna.com, originally, Madonna wrote and recorded The Beat Is So Crazy with Pharrell, but then she decided to sell it to Eve and did this sort of duet, check out the tune below, as well as the other Neptunes tune with Eve thanks to Marsguo.
Eve – The Beat Is So Crazy feat. Pharrell & Madonna (The Neptunes) (07’)
Eve – All Night Long (Live) (08′)
There’s a reason Gossip Wolf has been repping for Chicago-bred singer and rapper Kid Sister since column number one in 2010—she rules the school! Now based in LA, she reached out to us on Twitter a few days ago with tidbits about her new album, which should drop in the next few days. (It’s a mixtape, her first since Fool’s Gold released Kiss Kiss Kiss in 2011.)
She wouldn’t tell us what it’s called or who’s putting it out, but she did say that she wrote her own string charts for a disco-fied track produced by The Neptunes. We can’t wait to hear that awesomeness for ourselves. She has been with The Neptunes in the studio back in August 1st, 2008, but it never made it on an official release.
“I’m recording with Pharrell, That is what dreams are made of. Pharrell fucking Williams. I mean, listen to his songs. I’m just working hard, I’m not rushing, but I always work hard, you know? For someone who does what I do, compared to my peers, I’m really anal. I’m really a perfectionist. Like, this shit better be right. I think it was because how I was raised—if you don’t do it right, don’t do it at all.” Stay tuned for more information, thanks to menamearenick.
Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here (02′)
Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here feat. Pharrell (The Session) (The Neptunes) (02′)
After Six Years of waiting, we finally get to hear the collaboration between Charles Hamilton and The Neptunes on the tune ‘Hyperspeed’. It sounds like , while they made this beat, they’ve been doing ‘Everyone Nose’ earlier that day after that, a pretty awesome beat right there. It’s a pitty that this never really released Officialy, it could have helped Charles career a bit.
Anyways If y’all wondering why this tune didn’t release at all, this is what Charles said about it. “Pharrell and I coulda been great friends. Why did (bleep) and (bleep) have to ruin it by making it about money? Dammit… Whatever. But even in my Pharrell Stanship, you can still see J Dilla in the picture. No matter where I go. It’s cold in the D, hot in VA and loud in NYC.”
Charles Hamilton – Hyperspeed (08′)
Charles Hamilton – The Neptunes In The Studio
Cassie – Hide (DJ Freakiii Edit) (09′)
Posted: July 18th (2013)
Cassie To Release The Neptunes’ ‘Hide’ On Spring 2014 Album
One of the most anticitaped Neptunes Tracks from the last decate is Cassie’s ‘Hide’ that didn’t made the cut on her last 2 albums, but was intended to be released on her latest Mixtape titled ‘Rockabyebaby’, but according to Cassie herself, the tune didn’t fit the Mixtape concept at all.
Well, good for us, because it would have been really a pity just to throw that dime just like that on a Mixtape without even releasing a video for it, so according to a good friend of her’s, Cassie revealed that she will be releasing ‘Hide’ eventualy next year for her Interscope Album, thanks to Brian.
Normally, it takes 30 days to develop a habit, but for Pusha T. , it only took 20 days locked in the studio with The Neptunes‘ Chad Hugo and Pharrell Wiliams to get that old musical magic back. “I haven’t been in the studio with Chad and Pharrell probably since Lord Willin‘,” Pusha told Complex. “Hell Hath No Fury was leaning more on the Pharrell side. Just to have them back in there, that chemistry, defining of sounds, just finding direction, that’s what we did that whole time. I think we got a great start on King Push.”
With all of his solo success with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and his own Billboard chart-topper, “Happy,” it’s easy to forget about the G I R L rapper’s longtime co-producer. “With Chad, it’s basically I can say my ideas and he translates everything into music,” Pusha said. “I write down all the references, I go back to ’80s hip-hop and ’90s and obscure records. I can give all of that to Chad and before I know it, I’m hearing it in keys. He’s one of those prodigy types. He’s a genius on that.”
Pusha T. & Hudson Mohawke
With his critically-acclaimed debut album, My Name Is My Name nestled comfortably at the top of numerous media outlets’ “Best Of” lists, the “Nosetalgia” MC is in no rush to drop his sophomore set. “I haven’t been putting any times on that. I’m just trying to be very selective about it,” Pusha said. “I just left L.A. with ‘Ye trying to get this right, get his portion right as well. I been in there with Dream, Pharrell and Chad, I got Needlz, Nottz.
I’m stacking it, trying to get it right so I haven’t been putting any type of rush on it at all.” MNIMN featured guest turns from the likes of Chris Brown, Future, Kelly Rowland and Kendrick Lamar, so it’s only fair to assume that Pusha has some more big names in store for King Push, right? “No features yet,” he said. “I just don’t have any features right now. We gon see what’s it’s gon bring, but this is my proclamation of King right now.”
Pharrell Williams’ hits “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” defined pop music in 2013, but it seems already that this year offers even greater things to come for the eternally youthful 41-year-old. In January, he won four Grammys, including one for producer of the year.
He performed his Oscar-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars, although it lost to “Let It Go.” His studio album GIRL dropped on March 3, and he’s adding yet another fashion collaboration — this time with Adidas Originals — to his growing number of partnerships. He graces GQ’s April cover, which contains an interview in which he predicts, “Hillary’s gonna win.” The Interview Feed spoke to Williams about his new album, being a feminist, working with Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus, and why he doesn’t ever seem to age.
You’ve said that GIRL is a tribute to women. Is this album a reaction to the questionable lyrics of ‘Blurred Lines’?
No, GIRL is the album that I’ve always dreamt of making. The executives of Columbia gave me the opportunity to do the record I wanted to make. But I needed to address the fact that certain women got offended by the video and lyrics to that song. I’ve always wanted to make this record. I didn’t know it would be called GIRL but I’ve always wanted to make a record that wasn’t about me, to be honest. And that’s why I’m so elated that I was able to pull it off. And I was able to pull it off because of the incredible long list of enablers that I had to get it done.
Would you say you’re a feminist?
The funny thing is that some of the girls around me joke and call me that sometimes, but I don’t deserve the right. I think that credit is to be given not to be taken. Do I share a lot of their views? Sure. I think that the two things that I’ve dedicated myself to, in my own non-activist way, are education and equality. And as long as there’s an imbalance, then I’m fighting to redress it. There will come a time when things are much more even between men and women.
Pusha T has reunited with The Neptunes for King Push, his follow up to My Name Is My Name. The crack-influenced rapper has been cooking up this LP since last September, and recently explained his experience working with Pharrell and Chad Hugo thus far. “It’s just recreating the energy, I haven’t been with [those guys] in so long,” said Pusha. “First we gotta get in there, talk about the inspirations, talk about the direction.
We gotta revisit all the moments in time that we love. Then I gotta expose them to what I like too, what’s new, what’s hip, and what’s fresh, then it’s their time to show and prove.” Pusha T then shed light on some of those studio sessions, and what fans should expect in the near future. “We’ve been doing it, and I think we have a very, very strong direction on where the new King Push album is going,” he reassured. When asked about the upcoming album’s sonic direction, Pusha T described it as one word, “triumph.” He also explained the project is his “proclamation,” and will hopefully feature more production from Kanye West. Watch the full interview above.
Past, present and the Future, The Neptunes are killin’ ‘em. The 63rd annual NBA All-Star Game tipped off in New Orleans on Sunday night, and opened with some of rap’s biggest stars. Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell took fans down memory lane with a mini-concert of chart-topping hits and special guests, leading into player introductions. Opening with “Frontin,” Skateboard P quickly went to his first surprise as Nelly joined for “Hot In Here.”
Diddy and Busta Rhymes followed with “Pass The Courvoisier, Part II,” before Chad Hugo appeared for N*E*R*D’s past classics “She Wants To Move” and “Rock Star (Poser)” with backing vocals by Rhea. Snoop Dogg was up next, as the crowd sang along to “Beautiful” before Pharrell closed his exciting set with his more recent hits “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and “Happy.”
The Neptunes & Busta Rhymes
Check out this Mix Engineer called Phil Tan talk about how it is working with The Neptunes at 44min, thanks to aliXxXDabeat.
Can this really be true. Last year, both Pusha T. and No Malice released their long-awaited debut albums with My Name Is My Name and Hear Ye Him, respectively. Following the success of MNIMN, Pusha Ton was already in preparations to work on his sophomore album King Push, following the recent Instagram photos of his 20-day studio session with The Neptunes.
However, we’ve learned that Push is not along for the festivities, as his brother Malice is present also with the two planning a reunion album according to Karen Civil. The project will serve as the duo’s Fourth Studio album in follow-up to their 2009 effort Hell Hath No Fury; and has been tentatively titled, As God As My Witness. Stay tuned for more regarding the highly-anticipated Clipse album. It’s early but 2014 is shaping out pretty nicely.
Posted: January 3rd
The Neptunes In The Studio With Pusha T. (2014)
It’s only day 2 of the new year and folks are already putting in work. Pusha kept his promise went exactly the January 2nd in the studio to work on his second studio album ‘King Push’ with no other than with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams also known as The Muthafucking Neptunes! During a recent interview with Miss Info, Pusha revealed that he would be churning out 20 days worth of sessions with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams for the follow-up to his highly praised debut My Name Is My Name.
“I’m not relying on anything else but my fans, my family,” Push said last month. “January 2nd, me, Chad and Pharrell are going into the studio for 20 days in Miami. That’s what is going to start off the King Push album.” I’m freaking exited that’s what I am, just look at those pictures. ‘…just wanna let y’all know, The world is about to feel, Something, That they’ve never felt before…’
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