Pharrell News

Watch Pharrell's Tense "Blurred Lines" Deposition
Watch Pharrell's Tense "Blurred Lines" Deposition Oct 25, 2015 at 12:34am
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
Pharrell Named NYU's 2015 Artist-In-Residence Oct 20, 2015 at 11:23am
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
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company Oct 8, 2015 at 06:00pm
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
Pharrell Confirms N.E.R.D. Album On The Way Sep 23, 2015 at 12:38am
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.
ASAP Rocky & Pharrell Discuss Cult Followings & Being Yourself
ASAP Rocky & Pharrell Discuss Cult Followings & Being Yourself Sep 13, 2015 at 12:39pm
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.
DeJ Loaf Hits The Studio With Pharrell & Pusha T
DeJ Loaf Hits The Studio With Pharrell & Pusha T Sep 2, 2015 at 09:45am
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. 
The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015
The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015 Aug 25, 2015 at 08:07pm
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.
Pharrell To Headline Apple Music Festival
Pharrell To Headline Apple Music Festival Aug 18, 2015 at 03:27pm
It's only been around for just over a month, but Apple Music has already become inescapable. Unlike its competitor, Tidal, it hasn't annoyed users as much with its use of "exclusives" -- but then again, we're still in the middle of a three month free trial.
Pusha T Reveals Producers On "King Push," Reacts To Praise From N.W.A.
Pusha T Reveals Producers On "King Push," Reacts To Praise From N.W.A. Aug 17, 2015 at 06:40pm
Dr. Dre's co-sign has affected the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so praise from the legendary producer is quite an honor. In a recent interview with Billboard, Dre, along with the surviving members of N.W.A. (Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella) shared his favorite emcees of the moment -- which happened to be Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Pusha T.
Pharrell Premieres Unreleased N.E.R.D. Track On His Beats 1 Radio Show
Pharrell Premieres Unreleased N.E.R.D. Track On His Beats 1 Radio Show Aug 16, 2015 at 08:17pm
Pharrell's solo career is going rather well, but he hasn't forget about his N.E.R.D. days yet, as he aired an unreleased N.E.R.D. track called "Locked Away" during tonight's episode of his "OTHERtone" Beats 1 Radio show. “Locked Away" features a funky bass line and swinging drums on the verse before bursting into breezy guitar and synths on the hook. It's pretty surprising it took this long for the track to see the light of day.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015 Aug 2, 2015 at 07:31pm
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era Jul 30, 2015 at 02:09pm
At one point, there was no one hotter than NYC's Fabolous. Coming up in the Bedstuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab eventually started pursuing rap in high school. DJ Clue eventually invited him to come rap on his Hot 97 radio show, which lead to Fab getting signed to Clue's Desert Storm Records.
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL Jul 7, 2015 at 04:18pm
It all seemed like fantastic, luxurious, one-percent-y fun and games during the initial TIDAL press conference. Music mogul Sean “Jay-Z” Carter’s launched his rebranding of the year-old streaming service he had recently acquired by strutting out stars of meteoric magnitude, both young and old, shuffled out like battling champions in a proverbial game of thrones. Like a "Song of Ice and Fire," the words burned like an effigy as the music industry (critics, artists, and fans alike) were urged to brace themselves for something new.