Artists need their people. Gimel ‘Young Guru’ Keaton is Jay-Z’s people. When the rap-conquering MC and world-conquering mogul steps into the booth (as he continues to do, despite frequent retirement threats), Young Guru is outside, at the board, making sure Hova sounds good. Since 1999 – a staggering twelve years – this has been the way of things. Along the way, Guru has recorded pretty much every other A-list MCs. Some say he has the Midas touch. Watch as he speaks on doing what you love first and foremost, and a couple tricks of the trade.
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BluRoc & Adidas is throwing a soiree featuring Curren$y and Def Jam’s newest signee Big Krit. Ski Beatz and a couple unconfirmed special guests will also add to the festivities. Pardon the pun. You can’t beat a $7 price tag in this recession.
Dame Dash is making a comeback people. Are you paying attention?
Here’s footage of the Clipse tearing down the house at the Hiro Ballroom, performing some of their classic songs. Shout out to Jasmine Solano, Donnis and Pill for the early warm up. Me and Goat enjoyed the show really shows people how much good music these dudes have.
Prepaid rappers, with no minutes, the real niggas limit, they mimic, they H.O.V lane it, they don’t pin it , the difference is the Blue Magic ain’t in it…”
“To he to claims to be the heir, how dare Pusha nay say it/them niggas hear me and they may day it/ so I could care less if Jay say it/ its too too political when Jay say it/ he play’ the game, just instant replay it. The Best Duo Ever, I hang man these words together…”
I posted this for BIG and Brooklyn… only reason…
At Art 40 Basel, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin presented a 6-foot Takashi Murakami sculpture, made in collaboration with the U.S. record producer and designer Pharrell Williams. The object is titled The Simple Things. It features a glass-fiber, steel and acrylic head based on Murakami’s cartoon-inspired signature character Mr. Dob. In its mouth you find objects which are the essentials in Pharrell Williams’ everyday life: A can of Pepsi, a cup cake, a sneaker and bottle of Johnsons baby lotion. These objects are encrusted with 26′000 diamonds and gems.
In this interview with Ute Thon (Art Magazin), Pharrell Williams talks about how cooperation came about, the idea behind the sculpture, his interest in art and design, the artists and designers he admires, and his own design works. Art 40 Basel 2009, VIP Preview, June 9, 2009.
Spotted at “Nah Right”
Shout out to Chelsea on this one…
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Shout out to client # 9… Sure you would enjoy this one.
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Pharrell Williams speaks on the state of the record label, Susan Boyle, and where he feels music is going. Listen on as Rest In Beats’ hangs out at the 2009 Billboard/AdWeek Music & Advertising Conference in NYC.
Never been too crazy about him but his show was entertaining… hey it might grow on me. Jabari what up!