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.
— i am OTHER (@i_am_OTHER) April 3, 2016
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
— i am OTHER (@i_am_OTHER) March 31, 2016
Produced by Tyler, The Creator, Artwork by Deladeso, cop it now on iTunes.
Directed By Wolf Haley.
Directed by Wolf Haley.
Pharrell was joined once again with Scott Vener on OTHERtone with special guest Tyler, The Creator as they discussed their experiences in the music industry and meeting their idols, with Williams opening up about the “unbelievable” experience of meeting Michael Jackson. “You talking about mind control, he was like a genius,” Williams recalled. “He was just the King, the king of trolling. I think he invented it.” Amongst other things, Tyler managed to get us the proper version of N*E*R*D’s ‘Locked Away’ tune from the studio session of Fly Or Die.
Well, I remember exactly when N*E*R*D were having those little Tours and they were promoting ‘In Search Of…’ and they were in The Nederlands Live At The Paradiso Park in 2002. That was the place where we heard the first time that N*E*R*D is working on a new album, and It wasn’t even called ‘Fly Or Die’ at that time and even their sound was still focused on ‘In Search Of…’, so at that time we might’ve got a complete different album, If they haven’t been in the studio with Marilyn Manson.
Anyways, after that live performance a low quality studio version of ‘Locked Away’ ‘leaked’ and I’ve managed to make it more louder and crispy, which we’ve had all these years, so we finally got the Original Studio Version of ‘Locked Away’, you can check it out below, together with OTHERtone’s Episode 4 with Tyler, The Creator.
Pharrell dishes on his first ever meeting with Jackson, and how his mind was blown when the legendary singer started making out with a hot woman right in front of him. Pharrell has revealed that Michael Jackson was a master of catching people off guard and the first time he met the King of Pop, he was stunned to find him kissing a beautiful Brazilian woman right in front of him!
“I met him two times,” Williams reveals on the show. “Talk about mind control, he was a genius! We get into the trailer, it’s a two story trailer, the trailer has stairs!” the 42-year-old musician says, laughing. “He comes in, he’s tall, standing there, two beautiful women walk in, he kisses one. It’s a moment!” Williams explains. “It ain’t like no peck, it’s a situation. [The women] look Brazilian, and I’m like, ‘Wow!’ He’s the king of catching you off guard.”
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