Here is finally OTHERtone Episode 53 with The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Pusha T and Timbaland, check out the video below and get the whole show on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/curator/othertone/994414803?app=music&ign-itsct=be1_cur_oth&ign-itscg=30302!
— Icee (@IceeRed__) May 15, 2019
Photos by R. Ostermaier. OTHERtone came to Virginia Beach with a panel featuring The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Timbaland, and Pusha T. Pharrell Williams talked about the importance of bringing the Something In The Water Festival to Virginia Beach. “Black students did not come here to cause trouble, and we still want the HBCUs to come here. It’s not just music, it’s business, the community, the religious leaders, and it’s an inspiration. Music is the thread that connects it all. How long does a horse looks at itself in the water and sees itself and sees its strengths? This is VA and it’s time. The world is gonna see VA for the first time.”
Teddy Riley was an inspiration for Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who both attended Princess Anne High School just a few blocks away from Teddy Riley’s recording studio. Pharrell says, “Teddy Riley was the guy that brought Micheal Jackson to Virginia. The biggest change in the industry is independence. Today any person can go online and express themselves. I enjoy the independence of putting stuff online and it goes to the masses.” said Pharrell. “I knew The Neptunes were so far ahead of their time it’s like they were on Mars. You have a sound, you have to name it. After you create a sound give it a name so you can have a genre to self. If you don’t look like your music, it won’t connect.” says Teddy Riley.
When each of the artists was asked by Scott Vener, about new Virginia-based artists that impress them, Timbaland adds “Young Crazy has some good music out there”. Timbaland also added that when it comes to visual art in music, he doesn’t see the design, he only sees colors. Michael Chad and Pretty Boy are VA-based artists that Teddy Riley likes. Chad Hugo replied he wasn’t certain, and instead asked the crowd directly if there was anyone present worth listening to — allowing the crowd to shoot their shot and audition in front of the panel.
The experience became an incredibly engaging moment for attendees who had the opportunity to sing and rap in front of these incredibly successful musical tastemakers. One audience member had a demo reel of her work as a producer on a USB and offered it up for a listen and Timbaland took the USB and placed it in his pocket. Teddy Riley says, “Pharrell is the new chapter” when it comes to the evolution of how the music industry is changing. That certainly rings true to what Pharrell has done with SITW. Independent artists don’t have to travel to New York or Los Angeles to “make it big”, instead they can be inspired by the stories shared by these local powerhouses to make it on their own right in their backyard.
OTHERtone Update The Neptunes & Timbaland
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Had an amazing opportunity to witness VA's finest in one place. I am honored and grateful for everthing @kingpush @pharrell @chadhugo @teddyriley1 @timbaland has done for our home. Thank for @somethinginthewater 🔫💦💦 . . . #sitw #somethinginthewater #virginia #757 #news #home #pharrell #pushat #chadhugo #startrak #nerd #vb #virginiaisforlovers #timbaland #hamptonroads
Four days ago Kasseem Dean aka Swizz Beatz revealed also via Instagram that there probably be a Beat Battle of Pharrell VS. Timbaland by saying “therealswizzzThe face you make when you’re waiting for @pharrell to battle @timbaland for the culture 😂🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 CC @justblaze ⚡️⚡️⚡️oh yeah I had my AP in 2000⚡️ @kodaklens my shirt was 15X 😂🙈” Stay tuned or more information.
Just Blaze just teased a potential beat battle between Pharrell and Timbaland. After having the beat battle against Swizz Beatz two months ago, Just Blaze just revealed getting off the phone with Timbaland considering a Beat Battle against no other than Pharrell, but is this really happening, I mean Pharrell is way to humble to compete for the Beat Battle, he would adress the whole time Timbaland as the King but we all know Pharrell would win that one easy.
Both of them are considered as the best producers of all time and that itself would bring a huge hype all over the place a great marketing to release the new N*E*R*D/Timbaland single, nonetheless, Scott Vener replied to the Just Blaze tweet saying that he would take bets that it’ll never happen, what do you think guys!
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) April 12, 2017
Tim vs Neptunes would be the real deal. If @ChadHugo showed up I might shed a tear.
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) April 12, 2017
It looks like we’re getting a Justified 2.0 after all. It’s been nearly four years since Justin Timberlake shut down the Pop/R&B game and went back-to-back with The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. And while he’s worked on a handful of projects since—namely the Trolls soundtrack, which featured his chart-topping single “Can’t Stop The Feeling“—we’ve yet to hear what the 36-year-old star has in store for his proper follow-up.
We’ll still have to wait on the music, but a recent Instagram post from Timberlake suggests he’s hard at work on the project. Even more promising, the IG post featured Pharrell and Timbaland, two legendary producers who have played a major role in the sound and success of JT’s solo career. What’s more, Danja, who works closely with Timbaland, said he and Timbo along with The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) were working on a project together. Stay tuned for more info.
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