The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

Common – Universal Mind Control

The first leak off Invincible Summer, “Universal Mind Control”, the first thing the listener recognizes as the song “Universal Mind Control” begins is that Common is obviously embracing the electro hip hop house sound that has been pervasive for about a year and a half now. But, when he starts rhyming the reminder that electro hip hop is nothing new comes swiftly as Common uses a familiar staccato rhyme pattern utilized in the early days of hip hop. Pharrell eventually chimes in on the chorus with a very Afrika Bambata-ish echo effect galvanizing B-boys to the dance floor. The computer funk sound gives the song a refreshing vintage yet current feel. The track sounds like it’s sampled from Afrika Bambaataa’s “Looking For The Perfect Beat”.

Common – Universal Mind Control feat. Pharrell

Common – Invincible Summer (June 24)
– Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.) (Neptunes)
– Make My Day feat. Cee-Lo
– Punch Love
– What A World feat. Chester French (Neptunes)
– Changes
– Party Shit
– Dreaming
– Runaway feat. Santogold

Afrika Bambaataa – Looking For the Perfect Beat

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