Daily Archives: January 5, 2010

Pharrell Williams Writes Original Music For Universal Pictures’ 3-D CGI Feature, Despicable Me, Starring Steve Carell & Jason Segel!

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – January 5, 2010 – It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me. This marks the first time The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. artist will compose music for a film. He is joined in the feature’s composition duties by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira.

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R.I.P. Willie Mitchell




Willie Mitchell has passed. In the ’60’s he was a successful recording artist gigging at college campuses with songs like “Mercy” but he is famous for signing Al Green and producing all of his classic albums when Green was making a name for himself on the Memphis based Hi Records. “I’m Still In Love With You,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Call Me (Come Back Home)” and everything that Green did at Hi Records would not have been what it was without Mr. Mitchell’s touch. Ann Pebbles mostly known for “I Can’t Stand The Rain” because of Missy Elliot’s hip-hop cover of it was also produced by Mr. Mitchell. Rod Stewart, Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Paul Butterfield, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright, John Mayer, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy McCracklin and others benefitted from his productions as well. Mitchell was the co-owner of Hi Records at one point and is the owner of Royal Studio where John Mayer just finished recording his album. Mitchell was trumpeter and his band performed at many New Year’s Eve parties for Elvis. A native of Ashland, Mississippi Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Green worked together on Green’s 1985 He Is The Light, I Can’t Stop from 2003 and Everything’s OK in 2005.

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80’s Hip-Hop Remixed – Vol. II (Download)

“Back To The Beat vol.II: Old School Classics – Remixed”

To stream online: http://www.back2thebeat2.com

Direct download link (hi-bit rate MP3 Zip file): http://t.opsp.in/CMnQ

First, before folks get mad – this is not an attempt to re-create classics, just a tribute to Old School Hip-Hop, made for the fun and love of it.

Back in 2006, under-the-radar producer nomadic trackz released “Back To The Beat: Old School Classics – Remixed” – a free remix project which was done as a tribute to Old School Hip-Hop.

Back To The Beat caught the ears of many. Legendary artists like T LA Rock, Rev Run, MC Lyte, Mike G / Jungle Brothers, and JVC Force (who were all remixed on the project), took a listen and gave props. Media outlets such as Allhiphop, MTV’s Mixtape Monday, Hiphopgame, Okayplayer, Mass Appeal, XLR8R, Billboard, and others all gave the project love.

Now, 4 years later nomadic trackz presents: “Back To The Beat vol.II: Old School Classics – Remixed”

1. Fresh Stuff Intro
2. Cinderfella Dana Dane – Dana Dane
3. Stop The Violence – Boogie Down Productions
4. I Cram To Understand U – MC Lyte
5. Princess Of The Posse – Queen Latifah
6. The Posse Is Large – Lakim Shabazz
7. Just A Friend – Biz Markie
8. Set It Off – Big Daddy Kane
9. Everybody Get Up – Salt-N-Pepa
10. I Gotta Good Thing – Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud
11. Fresh Is The Word – Mantronix
12. Court Is Now In Session – Chill Rob G
13. Ill Street Blues Dub Outro – Kool G Rap

For promo use only…

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Dres Of Black Sheep-Road Warrior Teaser

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