Posts in Category/Tag: Pharrell Williams

Kirk Fanklin – 123 Victory (remix) (ft. Pharrell)

December 19th, 2016

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Summary: Gospel gets a remix #123Victory
About Artist: Kirk Franklin is a famous gospel musician. I love Kirk Franklin. Pharrell Williams is an a-list hip hop legend as a producer with a huge crossover pop audience.
About Song: The original song comes from Kirk Franklin’s “Losing My Religion” (2015). I love the original track! (download here). The remix came over a year later (watch an interview with Pharrell and Kirk Franklin). This song was my jam for like two weeks in mid November.
Favorite Part: I love the gospel elements of the chorus.I love the message. Kirk Franklin is amazing. Pharrell takes it to different level.
Other:
Listen to the Original Version
Kirk Franklin Wikipedia

Pharrell – Know Who You Are (ft. Alicia Keys)

March 6th, 2014

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Summary: Pharrell’s new album G I R L was a bit  of a let down but I like this track.
About Artist:  Pharrell Williams is the hip hop producer, suave singer, style trendsetter, super talented musician extrodinaire. Alicia Keyes is a R&B queen (also a talented musician and piano player).
About Song: This song is off of Pharrell’s recently released album G I R L. The album was only 10 tracks and was a bit of a let down but how could it not be with such high expectations. Happy was of course the lead single from the album but along with that and this Alicia Keys track  track I really liked the outro ‘It Girl’ .

Favorite Part:
Though it’s a little repetitive I really like the hook especially when Alicia Keys sings it. It’s easy listening and it makes me feel good.

Other:
Pharrell Wikiepedia
Aicia Keys Wikipedia

Pharrell – Happy

February 25th, 2014

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Summary: This one was a huge hit but it’s still good.
About Artist: Pharrell runs shit. He’s been around forever and he’s never been biger. He capped off 2013 with Blurred Lines, Get Lucky, Move Yourself to Dance and this track (among others).
About Song: This song was featured on DespicableMe 2, but was been used to promo Pharrell’s upcoming album due out in March.
Favorite Part:
It’s just so damn catchy.

Other:
Pharrell Wikipedia

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (ft. Pharrell, T.I.) #Summer2013

September 27th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. The radio’s official song of the summer. The catchiest rape song you ever did hear.
About Artist: Robin Thicke is an R&B singer who, while being relatively famous, broke through big time with this smash hit. Pharrell, fresh off of the Daft Punk hits, keeps it goin with this even bigger one. T.I. is a souther rapper who’s currently gunnin for a comeback.
About Song: First I want to say I posted this song to Facebook on March 21st. A month later on June 22 it snagged billboard’s number 1 spot and stayed there for 12 weeks making him the fist summer season number 1 by a lead solo male since 2004 (remember Usher’s Confession pt 2? lol)

When I first saw the video I loved the song and thought the video was cool. However as soon as the song made it big the video and song received a barrage of criticism as a song that demeans women and encourages rape. I couldn’t agree more but the song is still catchy and I still like the stylization of the video. I do feel very conflicted however and want to give shout outs to 2 of the best responses to the song…
Blurred Lines [Feminist Parody] – “Defined Lines” VIDEO
From the mouths of rapists: The lyrics of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

But it wasn’t only this song that was a hit “Give It 2 U (ft. Kendrick Lamar)” hit the chart, and I absolutely hated it. One other song on the album however that I really liked and is worth posting is 4 The Rest Of My Life.

Favorite Part:
The song is just so catchy. The walking baseline is awesome and Robin w/ Pharrellls vocals/harmonies are awesome.

“Baby, can you breathe I got this from Jamaica
It always works for me Dakota to Decatur” 3:14

Other:
Robin Thicke Wikipedia
Blurred Lines Wikipedia
Pharrell Williams Wikipedia
T.I. Wikipedia

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (ft. Pharrell Williams) #Summer2013

September 27th, 2013

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Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever.
About Artist: Daft Punk is an electronic duo and Pharrell is one of my favorite artists in Hip Hop. I love Pharrell’s sound, his voice, and just the vibe he brings to the projects he works on.
About Song: This was the hit single off of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (released May 17th)
Favorite Part:
Like the rest of the album this song just jams on a little guitar riff that feels so good.

The voice/electronic solo at 3:27 is great. Everyone Sing Along!

A little Pharrell doesn’t hurt either.

Other:
Daft Punk Wikipediak
Pharrell Williams Wikipedia
Random Access Memories

Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance (ft. Pharrell Williams)

June 1st, 2013

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Summary: This one goes out to the Villa du Golfe crew!
About Artist: Daft Punk is a wildly successful electronic music duo. Other people probably know much more about them than I do, but from a hip hop perspective they were the ones that were sampled for Kanye’s Stronger. Pharell is one of hip hop’s super producers and he brings his smooth hook singing and distinct style to this song.
About Song: This song is from Daft Punk’s recently released Random Access Memories album. It is a great blend of Daft Punk and Pharrell’s sound.

Favorite Part: I just like the laid back style that Pharrell brings to the track. The song is very repetitive but it is a great summertime jam. This song will forever remind me of my trip to the south of France and the carefree ballerstastic vacation that I had. Great Food, Great People, Great Times.

 

Other:
Daft Punk Wikipedia
Pharrell Williams Wikipedia

Get Lucky, Icona Pop’s I Love It, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Sacrilege were also big theme songs of the trip.