In a newly released commercial from Beats By Dre, we see the Dre in the studio with Kendrick Lamar. No word on what project or even where this song will end up.
Jay Z has decided to offer fans a rare insight look into some brief reviews of his collection of work over the last three decades.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Jay Z’s Life + Times, Q-Tip went on to confirm that he and Rick Rubin will be producing Kanye West’s forthcoming album. At around the eight minute mark, when asked about what he’s been working on, Q-Tip didn’t beat around the bush: “I’m producing Kanye’s new album, with Rick Rubin.”
The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting the partnership with adidas and Kanye West is worth an upwards of $10 million dollars, and that’s not including royalties when she shoes are designed and sold. This all coming after the official announcement last week on the Angie Martinez Show, where Kanye aired out all his frustrations with Nike. Supposedly Kanye was receiving “only got 10 to 20 cents on the dollar for sales of his sneakers from Nike, and he only had a small personal stash to give out to his friends” reports the New York Post.
Pharrell is on the cover of the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Fast Company. Take a look at the article here.
Pharrell Williams has been named Hitmaker of the Year 2013 by GQ magazine. Pharrell also had a hand in two of this year’s biggest singles, Daft Punk Get Lucky and Robin Thicke Blurred Lines. Pharrell had a few things to say:
Both songs are for people who need a break. There’s a lot of fucked-up travesty in the world. Sometimes you just need a Hallmark card. Sometimes you just need to shake your ass.
Recently, Scott’s been on a roll. In 2012, he spent time in Hawaii and New York, working on the Kanye West-helmed G.O.O.D. Music posse album, Cruel Summer; 2013 brought him to Paris, once again working with West on the now-notorious, whirlwind Yeezus sessions. His conversations are peppered with anecdotes about meetings with major record executives, and he’s brimming with stories about hanging out with West. He’s excitedly told multiple interviewers one that involves West getting a Taco Bell Doritos Loco taco delivered to his studio on a Hermes plate.
Even in his day-to-day life, Scott has the energy of a hyperactive teenager. He works constantly—often in hotel rooms or random studios scattered all over the world—but he’s rarely alone, and, if he’s not making music, he’s always in motion. He climbs on things, wrestles his friends, knocks over lukewarm water into a pile of Swisher shards, tosses his shoes into corners and then kicks them into other corners. He wanders New York with the familiarity and complicated emotions of a former resident. At one point, he scores a pair of green BAPE sandals that are basically modified Birkenstocks, and he wears them everywhere the very next day. Later, at the boutique clothing store Surface to Air, he tries on a sweatshirt, but his friends deem it too small, so he sits down on a bench, hits his G-Pen and puts one of them in a headlock.