“Went to BAPE, BBC and Human Made yesterday. BAPE store was so-so, BBC store was really nice but the Human Made store was my favourite – tiny box room with an adjoining office but very cool vibe. I tried to head to Curry Up (Nigo’s food spot) but it was sadly closed.
‘Yeah you’ for me is the most Japanese influenced song they’ve ever put out, and Chuck Berry, Neon Guts and the Tyler track Enjoy Right Now, Today sound so sick when travelling around here. I always thought it was crazy how well a Reggaeton vibe like Mamacita worked in Tokyo Drift, and similarly Uno Mas and Havana sounded phenomenal listened to at night looking out over the city.
I have just really been put back in touch with my love for The Neptunes sound these few days! Forever Star Trak 🖖🏻. Incidentally, some of my friends here in Japan randomly turned out to be big Pharrell fans, and coincidentally massive Jamiroquai fans – gutted to be missing their Tokyo Concert later this week, I’m sure that would be phenomenal if anyone is in town to see it…
Tokyo is an incredible city – aside from the obvious fashion/style linkage, I always connect The Neptunes sound with Japan. Not sure why, but it feels like its in the DNA of the music, listening to the music in Japan also seems to elevate it (and has made me enjoy some stuff I wasn’t feeling until now). This is a random Neptunes inspired playlist I’ve been vibing with the last couple of days:
– Mike WiLL Made-It – Aries (YuGo)
– Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – What’s That Sound
– Tha Liks – Best U Can
– Air – Don’t Be Light (The Neptunes Remix)
– N*E*R*D – Anti Matter
– N*E*R*D – Inside Of Clouds
– Tyler, The Creator – Enjoy Right Now, Today
– Kid Cudi – Flight At First Sight/Advanced
– Trey Parker & Pharrell – Hug Me
– Bow Wow – The Don, The Dutch
– Manami – Back Of My Mind (Japanese version)
– Teriyaki Boyz – Cho L A R G E
– Lil’ Uzi Vert – Neon Guts
– Daichi Miura – Chocolate (Live Version)
– N.O.R.E – Uno Mas
– N*E*R*D – Yeah You
– Teriyaki Boyz – Tokyo Drift
– Daddy Yankee & Pharrell – Mamacita
– Pharrell – Chuck Berry
– Clipse – I’m Good
– LiveTune – Last Night, Good Night (Remix)
– Camilla Cabello – Havana
Camila Cabello has been interviewed by Julia at the 24k Magic World Tour in Detroit where she talked about how Pharrell worked on her new single ‘Havana’, FF to 1:58. Stream the single below and make sure to cop it on iTunes!
Camila Cabello – Havana feat. Pharrell (No Rap) (17′)
September concert at Scott Stadium will benefit efforts to recover from terrorist activity on August 12th. The Dave Matthews Band announced today that they will host a Concert for Charlottesville at Scott Stadium on September 24th, to support recovery and healing after the terrorist attacks of August 12th.
Tickets are free, with priority going to residents of Charlottesville; UVA faculty, students, and staff; and residents of counties surrounding Charlottesville, including Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, and Nelson. Concert attendees are encouraged to donate to the “Concert For Charlottesville Fund” at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Tickets may be requested through the concert website until noon on Monday, September 11th. There will be a walk-up, no-fee ticket window at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, September 15th; the line will begin at 8 AM with ticket sales beginning at 10 AM.
With his recently launched Adidas Tennis collaboration, the musician talks 70s swag and the importance of giving back to the community. Music legend and master of it all, Pharrell Williams needs little introduction. Most of the time, he doesn’t even need a last name. Although most recognised for his work in the music industry, his role as a multi-talented artistic savant has deeply entrenched him within the world of fashion as well. Aside from a long-standing partnership with adidas, he has modelled for Chanel, designed shades for Louis Vuitton, co-owns G-Star RAW and co-founded Billionaire Boys Club.
Over the weekend, he launched his newest collaboration with Adidas Originals for AW17. Just in time for the US Open, the tennis collection includes a line of men’s and women’s clothing and footwear. With the overall aesthetic harkening back to the 70s golden age of the sport – when players graced the courts with a certain ethereal grace and je ne sais quois – Pharrell lends his sophisticated-cool medley of swagger and style to the brand.
In conjunction with a New York City-wide campaign called ‘Don’t Be Quiet Please’, Pharrell’s launch includes a manifesto for social change and activism. With a partnership to establish a tennis scholarship for kids and a donation to the NYC Parks for a tennis court restoration, Pharrell has used the power of his platform as a vehicle for giving back to the community and “encouraging all to believe in their voices and be loud in inspiring change through love,” according to the official messaging. Here, DazedDigital.com talk to Pharrell about the inspiration for the collection, the political message he wanted to drive home, and because we had to ask, his skincare routine.
How did the collaboration with Adidas come about and why did you want to work on this specific project?
Pharrell: This happened because I wanted to do more in the sports and performance sector of Adidas’s business and I wanted to work with players. What excited me about tennis in the lexicon of its scoring system is the word ‘love.’ We need more of that right now. There’s so much oppression and repression in this country, for so many different groups of people. At any opportunity that I get to inject a message, hidden in it – not so surface, but hidden – then I’m going to jump on it. Working with tennis gives me such a sophisticated opportunity to push the word ‘love.’
Fam-Lay – Studio Album (Unreleased) (Star Trak) (2003)
01 – Scrung Out
02 – Get That Work Up
03 – Don’t Getcha Head Bust
04 – Fresh-n-Drivin’
05 – Smooth Joint
06 – Freak
09 – Git Busy
10 – My Beeper
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