Lawsuit Brought Against Pharrell To Cancel OTHERtone Radio
In August 2014, Pharrell was sued by Uncommon Content Partners, who, in 2012, had hired the musician to host a YouTube series titled "ARTST TLK." After one season and 12 episodes, Pharrell stopped doing the series as he was hired to be a judge on the NBC singing competition "The Voice." The producers of "ARTST TLK" claimed their contract with Pharrell dem
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Listen To A Snippet Of A New Pusha T & Pharrell Collab
The release of Pusha T's Darkest Before Dawn was especially dramatic as it arrived with an accompanying short film. Those who made it through to the final credits of the 22-minute video would've heard a brand new song that didn't appear on Darkest Before Dawn. That song features Pharrell, and audio of the nearly 2-minute snippet is now available. Listen below.
Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell, Missy Elliott & More Perform On “The Voice” Season Finale
On Tuesday night, NBC’s "The Voice" came to an end with it’s 9th season finale taking place live in Los Angeles. The two-hour show was filled with not just the contestants’ performances, but with performances from some of the biggest names in the music business altogether, including Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Usher, Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Coldplay, and more.
Behind The Beat: Christian Rich
In 2003, twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan, now known as the production duo Christian Rich, got their first placement on a Lil Kim record. That was when they were both Speech Communication majors at the University of Illinois in Champaign, a couple of hours south of their native Chicago. That same year, they gave beats to Clipse and Foxy Brown.
Just Blaze Previews Unreleased "Black Album"-Era Jay Z Demo
Those who follow Just Blaze on social media last night witnessed a rare event. Going through his old server, Blaze came across unreleased music he had worked on with Jay Z, Pharrell, and Missy Elliott, among others. He shared the tracks for his fans to see, blessing the interwebs with this unreleased greatness, before inexplicably deleting nearly all of the evidence.
Tyler The Creator On His "Dads" Kanye & Pharrell: "They're Fucking Gods"
Tyler, The Creator has never been shy to cite Pharrell as his biggest influence, and even without his constant praise of the superproducer, the DNA of both the Neptunes and N*E*R*D is transparently present in his work. One of his less obvious influences is Kanye West, someone he's gotten to know well over the last few years, to the point he's one of the first people 'Ye turns to when it comes to feedback on his new material.
Missy Elliott Covers Billboard Magazine
We've gotten our hopes up for the return of Missy Elliott a few times over the past several years, but all too often the hope has fizzled out, before the buzz had even started. Remember when she dropped "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" back in 2012?
Missy Elliott's Single With Pharrell Is Dropping Sooner Than We Thought
Since she made a surprise appearance during Katy Perry's 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, the world has made it clear that they need more Missy Elliott music in their life. The legendary rapper showed up on Ciara and Janet Jackson's 2015 efforts, but so far, we're yet to hear a new solo record. Luckily, Missy has decided to bless us with that song next week.We knew Missy had been in the lab with fellow Virginia native Pharrell, and yesterday, Elliott announced that their collaborative single "WTF (Where They From)" would be available on November 12th.
Watch Pharrell's Tense "Blurred Lines" Deposition
This past March, Pharrell and Robin Thicke were forced to cough up $7.5 million to the estate of Marvin Gaye for infringing upon Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" for the pair's 2013 smash hit, "Blurred Lines." The trial dragged on for almost a year and half, and the verdict will surely have lasting effects on a music industry in which the borrowing of ideas is inescapable.
Pharrell Named NYU's 2015 Artist-In-Residence
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts announced in a statement that their newest 2015 artist-as-residence is none other than Pharrell. This isn't the first time a hip hop luminary has held the position; Swizz Beatz and Ryan Leslie have previously served as artists-in-residence at Tisch.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company
Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, aka the leaders of the illuminati, are suing the French clothing company Eleven Paris for using their names, images, and trademarks without permission. Apparently Beyonce had sent Eleven Paris several cease and desist letters, but the company continued to sell products featuring her (as well as the others mentioned above) name and lyrics. Now she's taking matters to court, and her husband, as well as her mogul friends, are happy to join her on the prosecution team.
Pharrell Confirms N.E.R.D. Album On The Way
On Tuesday afternoon, Pharrell took over the iHeartRadio twitter account for a little while and held a Q&A for his die-hard fans. During this time, P was asked a question about the possibility of a new N.E.R.D. album coming in the future, and his answer was exactly what we’ve been waiting to hear. According to Pharrell (See tweets below), a new album from his former group, N.E.R.D., is indeed on the way. He didn’t reveal anything else about the album, like when we can expect to hear it, but he definitely just made it a real thing now.
Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List Includes Diddy, Jay Z, Drake, & More
Forbes released its 2015 Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and there are few surprises. Diddy holds down the top spot, matching the $60 million he raked in last year. He can thank Ciroc for his financial success. Sorry, 50.
ASAP Rocky & Pharrell Discuss Cult Followings & Being Yourself
Over the last few years, it's become clear just how far-reaching Pharrell's influence has been. We've seen artists like Tyler, The Creator cite him as their biggest influence, and all the while, he's continued to sculpt the sound of popular music through his production and his solo material. On the latest episode his Beats 1 radio show, Pharrell welcomed a student of his work, ASAP Rocky, and the two spoke of the importance of being yourself in an industry where trend-chasing is abundant.
Who Would Be In Kanye West's Presidential Cabinet?
Whether you saw it live on Sunday night or saw it later on the Internet, everyone and their mom knows that Kanye announced he will be running for U.S presidency in 2020.
DeJ Loaf Hits The Studio With Pharrell & Pusha T
DeJ Loaf may have dropped off an EP quite recently, but it appears that the Detroit native is already back in the studio working on her proper debut album, grinding with some big names by her side.
Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
As we detailed in our recap of noteworthy moments from last night's MTV VMAs, the event wasn't super hip-hop-oriented, but nevertheless we got a few performances from some of our favorite acts, and Kanye West was there, so, that was cool.
The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015
With his album release set for this Friday and plenty of hits on the Billboard chart, The Weeknd is having a pretty solid week. He'll cap things off by performing on the MTV Video Music Awards this week, which should be a pretty eventful night.