Master P is offering a $10,000 “Golden Raffle Ticket” on Release of his New Album “The Gift”

Yes that’s right everyone ‘Master P” Rap Legend will be offering a $10,000 “Golden Ticket” to anyone that buys his upcoming album “The Gift”. The winner will be announced on 23rd December.

I’m sure most of us will recognise that this promotional tactic has been inspired by “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”. I personally think it’s a great idea… Please read on to find out what inspired Mr P to do this… Continue reading Master P is offering a $10,000 “Golden Raffle Ticket” on Release of his New Album “The Gift”

20 Songs You (Probably) Didn’t Know Pharrell Produced…

20 Songs You (Probably) Didn't Know Pharrell Produced...

Pharrell Williams is probably one of the best producers in the world. He is one half of The Neptune’s, partnered with the legendary Chad Hugo. Today I have been browsing through various music and entertainment websites and came across an article from http://www.vibe.com “20 Songs You (Probably) Didn’t Know Pharrell Produced”. I thought it was so good, informative and interesting that I have reblog it (in my own words)…

1. Busta Rhymes – “Kill Dem” (feat. Pharrell & Tosh)
Only Pharrell could bring horns and a feel-good flair to Busta Rhymes’ spitting in Jamaican patois. Not the typical sound when phrases like “lick a shot” and “more fiyah” are involved.

2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Recognize” (1999)
Not everyone can say that they were a frequent collaborator with Wu Tang’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard, but Pharrell can. P also blesses the hook on the Neptunes-produced track “Recognize” from ODB’s final album.

3. Madonna – “Beat Goes On” Feat. Kanye West (2008)
The Neptunes produced a whopping seven tracks on Madonna’s eleventh studio album Hard Candy. This particular track is of epic proportions features Madge on a Neptunes beat with a verse from Kanye West.

4. Minimalism rules on Skateboard P’s “Public Garden” beat for Asher Roth’s Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry. Reminiscent of a classic ’90s sound, the track finds Pharrell shedding his usually futuristic sound.

5. Fall Out Boy – “w.a.m.s.” (2008)
Skateboard P’s expertise stretches across genres. Here, he assists rock band Fall Out Boy for “w.a.m.s.,” a cut from their Folie a Deux album.

6. Blackstreet – “Tonight’s The Night” Feat. SWV & Tammy Lucas (1994)
Before becoming one of the most sought after production duos in hip-hop, The Neptunes were all over the ’90s R&B scene. Take a walk down memory lane with Blackstreet’s “Tonight’s The Night” and reflect on the sound’s evolution.

7. Conor Maynard – “Lift Off” Feat. Pharrell (2012)
Williams took his talents across the pond for young British singer Conor Maynard’s Contrast album. Fun fact: he had been following Maynard’s music for years and tried to sign the young chap.

8. Mos Def – “Murder Of A Teenage Life” (2006)
Once again employing the minimal sounds of classic ’90s hip-hop, The Neptunes let the keys take center stage on this track. A fitting soundtrack for a Mos Def story.

9. Beenie Man – “Jamaica Way” (2000)
Along with producing Beenie Man’s hit single “Girls Dem Sugar” and spearheading the dancehall king’s commercial success, The Neptunes produced another track on his Art and Life album. “Jamaica Way” also features a longtime Neptunes collaborator, Kelis.

10. M.C. Lyte – “It’s All Yours” Feat. Gina Thompson (1998)
More old school flava via The Neptunes’ early years. MC Lyte’s Seven & Seven album boasted two singles produced by Williams and Hugo.

11. Chiddy Bang – “The Good Life” (2010)
Philadelphia hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang’s The Preview EP featured Pharrell’s production on the project’s third single, “The Good Life.”

12. Total – “When Boy Meets Girl” Feat. 112 (1996)
Williams and Hugo tapped the Bee Gees for Total’s “When Boy Meets Girl.” The two also worked on this track with Diddy, back when he still went by Puff Daddy. A real throwback.

13. Scissor Sisters – “Inevitable” (2012)
All the big shots have enlisted the Neptune sound, but the privilege is not limited. The Neptunes also co-produced Scissor Sisters’ “Inevitable.”

14. Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes Remix) (2001)
Before there was “Get Lucky,” there was this. A Neptunes remix of the the French duo’s hit was included on the single’s original release.

15. Javier Colon – “Stand Up” Feat. Adam Levine (2011)
In 2011, Javier Colon was crowned The Voice on the show’s first season. And on his first album with Universal Records, the singer released a single featuring Adam Levine and produced by Pharrell. Talk about a win.

16. SWV – “Right Here (Extended Human Nature Mix)” (1993)
You may know this song, but did you know that Pharrell was one of its producers? Listen closely: you’ll hear a familiar voice saying “S-double u-V.”

17. Adam Lambert – “Trespassing” (2012)
Pharrell got behind the boards for the badass title track from American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert’s sophomore album, Trespassing. Stomps, handclaps and guitars make for a good rebellion on this one.

18. Gloria Estefan – “Wepa” (2011)
Williams teamed up with Emilio Estefan Jr. to co-produce the lead single on the legendary Gloria Estefan’s eleventh studio album, Whether you understand the words or not, Pharrell’s horn-infused handiwork ensures hip movement.

19. Pitbull – “Jealouso” (2006)
Pharrell laced Pitbull’s Spanglish with drums and handclaps on “Jealouso,” meshing Mr. Worldwide’s signature sound with his own. The result? Another Latin hip-hop turn up in the 305.

20. Travis Barker – “Come N Get It” Feat. The Clipse (2011)
Picture Blink 182’s Travis Barker slammin’ down the drums, Pusha T and No Malice tag teamin’ with an infectious hook and Pharrell on the beat. No, you’re not dreaming — this actually happened.

Enjoy!!…

BiG Twitter Reactions: Kendrick Lamar’s Verse on “Control (HOF)”

Have you heard Big Sean’s new track “Control” Feat Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electron’? If not follow the follow link to HotNewHipHop – http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-sean-no-i-d-song.1531024.html

Listen to Kendrick’s verse that has got all your favourite rappers itching to get in the studio to reply!!

Check out just some of his bars below:

“‘Bout who’s the best MC?
Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y’all
New niggas just new niggas, don’t get involved
And I ain’t rockin no more designer shit
White Ts and Nike Cortez, this is red Corvettes anonymous
I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ wit
But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz,
A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you niggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition? I’m tryna raise the bar high…”

What has Kendrick started? Personally I can’t wait to hear some replies!! Everyone from Tyga to Fabolous responded on Twitter instantly saying they can’t wait to get in the studio…

A little bit of Beef!! 50 Cent + Trav (Meek Mill Entourage)

Beef sparked when 50 Cent brought Meek Mill onstage in Atlanta, and former G-Unit rapper Trav tried to join the party.

Meek Mill and 50 Cent have had their differences in the past, mainly involving the beef between Fif, and Meek’s boss, Rick Ross. However, when 50 called Meek Mill to the stage at a Mixshow Live Event in Atlanta Saturday night, Meek was actually the one breaking up the beef.

Curtis spotted “Trav” right away, and made it clear he was not welcome. When things got pushy between the former allies, Meek stepped in to break things up.

Not much else is clear from the footage, but it appears that the show continued on after Trav left the stage.

Ryan Leslie Announces European “Black Mozart” Tour

Live from the studio in Berlin with illmind, Ryan Leslie announces the Black Mozart tour in support of his next album “Black Mozart”
The tour kicks off September 24th, in Goteborg, Sweden, and he travels throughout the continent until closing off the tour on October 30th in Amsterdam.
Please check the following link to see when he’s coming to you: http://www.ryanleslie.com/tour
It looks and sounds like it’s going to be amazing!! I’m personally very excited to hear this new album, he has always been a huge inspiration to me in regards to writing and producing music.

Pharrell and Future spotted together in the studio…

Image

 

 There’s definitely no doubting Pharrell’s work ethic. After working with everyone from Nicki Minaj to Miley Cyrus, he has recently been spotted in the studio with Future.

The Neptunes producer posted a photo on Instagram of the pair posed with praying hands while out in a studio in LA. Could they be hinting at a possible song title? Who knows. What we do know is that Future just recently dropped the title track to his upcoming album “Honest“, which is set to drop on November 26th.

Future has also previously revealed that he’s recorded with other big names including Kanye West, Rihanna, Diplo and more. Its just a matter of time before we know which of those records will appear on his new album.

All exciting stuff!!

 

Food & Music… Life!

My attitude towards life is simply to be positive, healthy and do things that make me happy! I have two main passions, food and music.

I have always been interested in food, however in the past 7 months I have developed a more significant interest in nutrition and how what we eat and drink effects our bodies. I now have a huge passion for juicing and I am expanding my taste range across many different cuisines. One day I would like open a pop up restaurant or café that will express my passion for food.

I love the way that music makes me feel.  If I’m sad it can make me happy or if I’m stressed it will make me relax! I have a huge interest in hip hop, from the old to the new school. I also am very much interested in soul, funk and house (dance).  Recently I have purchased some home recording studio equipment. I plan on producing mainly hip hop and dance beats and just having fun for now… we shall see where it goes…