A day after the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its class of 2020, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame has done the same. In both cases, the list is headlined by an iconic diva: While Whitney Houston is posthumously entering the Rock Hall, the resurgent Mariah Carey will be inducted into the … More »
Pharrell and Chad Hugo will reunite full-time as famed production duo The Neptunes in 2020. Producing hits for industry giants from JAY-Z, Britney Spears, Kelis, Justine Timberlake, Clipse, Backstreet Boys, and more, The Neptunes have gained acclaim as one of history’s most successful producer groups and a dominant force in the 90s and early 2000s. Now, in a new interview with Clash, Hugo reveals The Neptunes are back in session with new music to come with artists like Miley Cyrus, JAY-Z, and more.
“I’m focussing on The Neptunes stuff, getting back on The Neptunes grind. We’re doing a couple of things. There’s a video game soundtrack that’s in the works right now that I can’t speak about. I’m not supposed to, but uh, it’s in the works right now. We just did some work with Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Blink 182, Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy, Ray-J, Snoh Alegra, G-Eazy…”
The Neptunes were nominated to the 2020 class of Songwriters Hall of Fame last year. Despite never having officially split, Pharrell and Hugo cut back on The Neptunes’ material to focus on their individual work. The two reunited as N.E.R.D in 2017 with the release of fifth studio album No One Ever Really Dies. Other future collaborators that Hugo mentioned include Rex Orange County, Lil Nas X and Kaytranada.
The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
It’s been almost four years since Kaytranada released his debut album, 99.9%, though he’s spent that time releasing plenty of one-offs and collaborations to hold his fans over. But this past Monday, the Haiti-born and Montreal-based producer sprung a little surprise on us by announcing that his sophomore album, BUBBA, would be out … More »
Pharrell hosted his inaugural Something In The Water festival this year in Virginia Beach. Despite having one day rained out, it went pretty well. He’s bringing the festival back in 2020, with a full week of festivities culminating in a weekend-long concert from April 24-26. More »
At long last, Kaytranada has announced his sophomore studio album, BUBBA. The forthcoming LP will be out Friday, Dec. 13 via RCA. BUBBA follows Kaytranada’s widely-supported 2016 debut album 99.9%. The Montreal artist tweeted the completion of his next full-length release back in November.
Alongside the album announce, the experimental producer shared a dreamy new track, “10%” featuring Colombian singer Kali Uchis. The first single from BUBBA sees Kaytranada join forces with Uchis in a silky fusion of laidback funk—showcasing his collaborative inclinations. The highly anticipated LP also features an impressive roster including Pharrell Williams, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson, Masego, GoldLink, SiR, and more.
BUBBA track list
01 DO IT
02 2 the Music [ft. Iman Omari]
03 Go DJ [ft. SiR]
04 Gray Area [ft. Mick Jenkins]
05 Puff Lah
06 10% [ft. Kali Uchis]
07 Need It [ft. Masego]
08 Taste [ft. VanJess]
09 Oh No [ft. Estelle]
10 What You Need [ft. Charlotte Day Wilson]
11 Vex Oh [ft. GoldLink, Eight9Fly and ARI PenSmith]
12 Scared to Death
13 Freefall [ft. Durand Bernard]
14 Culture [ft. Teedra Moses]
15 The Worst in Me [ft. Tinashe]
16 September 21
17 Midsection [ft. Pharrell Williams]
Photo credit: Carys Huw
Love it or hate it, the “Blurred Lines” case became a signature moment this past decade after Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and a song publisher were ordered to pay nearly $5 million for infringing the copyright to Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” The 2015 jury verdict, largely upheld last … More »
Earlier this year, Netflix released a new documentary called The Black Godfather about the life and times of music business exec Clarence Avant. Pegged to it was a new song by Pharrell called “Letter To My Godfather,” which found him reuniting with his old Neptunes partner Chad Hugo for a song that was … More »
20 years ago, the combination of Beck and Pharrell Williams would’ve seemed like the coolest thing that could ever possibly happen. Today, it’s still pretty cool. Last month, Beck announced the forthcoming album Hyperspace, which comes out in a few weeks. Beck worked with a few different producers on the LP, like Paul … More »
Back in April, Beck released “Saw Lightning,” a new track that he’d recorded with super-producer Pharrell Williams, and he announced that it would be the first track from a new album called Hyperspace, which was set to arrive “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” Well, we can now … More »