We all know that Chad Hugo collaborated with Alicia Keys early this year for her new album “As I Am“, but according to the Credits Chad Hugo Didn’t make the final cut !
Alicia Keys – As I Am (2007)
01. As I Am (Intro)
02. Go Ahead (A. Keys, K. Brothers, M. Batson, M. Ambrosius)
03. Superwoman (A. Keys, L. Perry, S. Moysten)
04. No One (A. Keys, K. Brothers, G. Harry)
05. Like You’ll Never See Me Again (A. Keys, K. Brothers)
06. Lesson Learned feat. John Mayer ( A. Keys, J. Mayer)
07. Wreckless Love (A. Keys, H. Lily, J. Splash)
08. The Thing About Love (A. Keys, L. Perry)
09. Teenage Love Affair (Lily, Splash, Bridges, Hampton, Nixon)
10. I Need You (A. Keys, M. Batson, H. Lily, P. Green)
11. Where Do We Go From Here (Krucial, Lily, Rierson, Cross)
12. Prelude To A Kiss
13. Tell You Something (Nana’s Reprise) (Krucial, Green, Moysten)
14. Sure Looks Good To Me (A. Keys, L. Perry)
Skateboarding Rolls Out Of The Suburbs !
By infiltrating hip-hop music and urban fashion, the sport has found new popularity among a black demographic that traditionally regarded skating with apprehension, if not scorn. Over the last two decades, the sport shifted away from ramp-based vert skating to street skating, a variation that made use of urban structures like stairways, curbs and railings.
The original “Skateboard P” is Pharrell Williams, the rapper and producer. In the 2002 video for “Rock Star,” a song by his group N¤E¤R¤D., Pharrell wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a logo from Shorty’s, a Santa Barbara, Calif., Skate Shop, and performed atop a ramp as skaters careered past him.
“I was rapping and it was getting me nowhere, so I went back to my roots. When I’m with rappers in the studio, they say, ‘I used to skate, too, I can only just say I was one of the ones that was willing to speak up about it.”
Don’t Call Them Indie: Chester French !
By Molly Housel
D. A. Wallach & Maxwell Drummey both 21, are two guys who just recently graduated from Harvard (with degrees in social anthropology & African-American history, respectively) but they’ve have actually been writing and producing on their own for the past three years, and who have joined forces to become Chester French. The group writes and produces their own brand of pop music that is gaining much worthy attention in the entertainment industry. Their song “She Loves Everybody” was featured over the end credits of the HBO series, “Entourage”.
Greater still, they have also been signed to Star Trak Entertainment, Pharrell Williams’ music label. The duo has managed to successfully blend hip-hop and pop to create a fresh and enjoyable sound that really seizes the listener. Wallach is the bands lead singer, and Drummey handles most of the instruments that you hear in their songs. I first heard this group in early June, and what impressed me the most was the fact that these guys are writing/producing/singing their own music. Each track goes left from the previous, the production is seamless, and most of all it just leaves you wanting more. As of now, the only place to hear their songs is on their MySpace page (their official site is still under construction). However, there are a few unreleased tracks floating around on the Internet. Stand out tracks include, “She Loves Everybody”, “The Jimmy Choo’s” & “C’mon (On My Own)”. Look out for their forthcoming debut album, “Love The Future” due Spring 2008
Chester French on Entertainment Weekly!
Chester French’s Muzikka !
This Wednesday OST (2008)
Robin Thicke is set to compose several tracks for the upcoming drama production “This Wednesday“. This film, directed by Christine Crokos, is in pre-production and has a release date set for sometime in 2008. This movie centers around a pimp’s daughter struggling to leave the prostitue’s life.
Here Is a old Vibe Magazine Interview of Lil’ Wayne talking about Thicke
“Weezy: Some people can’t sing and can just use their voice very uniquely. I was watching these clips on E! of the worst people singing the National Anthem and what’s the dudes name from that rock group, the n@#$% with the big lips?
Vibe: Steven Tyler. Weezy: Steven Tyler? That’s the n@#$% with the big lips? That n@#$%’s like the worst ever! The secret – WHITE PEOPLE
CAN’T SING UNLESS YOU’RE ROBIN THICKE!
Vibe: He’s the only one?
Weezy: I know they got more but I don’t feel like thinking right
now. I just… I don’t care – fuck them!”
Fam-Lay – Dat Missile (2008)
Producers: The Neptunes, Shawty Red, David Banner, DJ Toomp
Guests: Three 6 Mafia, Pharrell, David Banner, Clipse, T. I., Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Young Buck, Mike Jones
– How You Wanna Carry It (DJToomp)
– Da Beeper Record feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
– Head Bust feat. Pharrell (Neptunes)
– Ten Toes Down feat. Jazze Pha & (DavidBanner)
– Mr. Treatcha Nose (Neptunes)
– Billionaire Thug
– You N’ A Instant
– Pimp Playa