Pharrell Remixes "Bonita Applebum"

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm—the classic album released by A Tribe Called Quest—is celebrating its 25th anniversary and on November 13th, the album will be re-released. The new version will feature some remixes of classic songs from the album and Pharrell and ATCQ have revealed Pharrell's remix of "Bonita Applebum." The album will also feature remixes by J. Cole and Cee-Lo so stay tuned for more. Check put Pharrell's remix above.

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Puff Daddy & The Family- "Finna Get Loose (feat. Pharrell)" (Music Video)

Puff Daddy has finally released the music video for his Pharrell-assisted single, "Finna Get Loose." The song is the first single for Diddy's new, and possibly last, album—No Way Out 2. Hype Williams directed the video and is definitely a funky affair. Diddy displays some signature dance moves and Pharrell rocks out, as per usual. Check out the video above.

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Snoop Dogg- "California Roll (feat. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell)" (Music Video)

Snoop Dogg's latest album, BUSH, was released a couple of weeks ago and he has now revealed the music video for the album's opening track, "California Roll." The video takes a futuristic approach and even features a cameo from Nia Long. Check it all out above and enjoy.

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Snoop Dogg- Bush (Tracklist)

Snoop Dogg's upcoming album, BUSH, is set to be released on May 12th. The Doggfather has now released the tracklist for the Pharrell-produced album. With contributions from Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and more, this album is shaping up to be pretty good. Stay tuned for more and enjoy.

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Snoop Dogg- "So Many Pros (feat. Charlie Wilson)" (Music Video)

Snoop Dogg has delivered a music video for his newly released track from Bush, "So Many Pros." The visuals for the Charlie Wilson-assisted song are way more interesting than the song is, but I love the direction Snoop and Pharrell are going with this album. Let the funk ride. Enjoy.

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Snoop Dogg- "Peaches N Cream (feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson)"

Snoop Dogg is planning on releasing his Pharrell-produced album, Bush, sometime this month. He has now released the lyric video for the single, "Peaches N Cream," which features Pharrell and Charlie Wilson. It's a pretty funky song that interpolates many parts of classic funk songs and I expect this album to be one we blast in our cars all season. Enjoy.

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Snoop Dogg Reveals Interesting Album Artwork for Upcoming Album

Snoop Dogg has revealed the artwork for his Pharrell-produced album, Bush. It features a blue dog eating a bush lol. The color of the dog seems very indicative of Snoop's Crip affiliation; it's a pretty hilarious album cover. Jokes aside, i think this album is gonna be funky and feature some great music. It drops this spring. Enjoy.

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Top 15 Albums/Mixtapes of 2014

It's that time again. 2014 is nearing its end and so I must deliver my list of the top albums and mixtapes from this past year. Last year, I listed ten projects but I could have done a top ten list of R&B albums alone, so this year I decided to increase the list to 15. I must mention that this list does not signify what 15 projects were the absolute best projects of 2014. This list signifies the top 15 projects, in order, that I enjoyed the most in 2014. These are my favorite albums of 2014.

It's hard to be objective when it comes to music because music means something different to everyone that hears it. I can feel something in an album that someone else may not have gotten and that is why I treat this list the way I do. For example, I chose Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap as my favorite project from 2013. 2013 gave us albums from Drake, J. Cole, Kanye, and so much more. But, I'm a Chicago kid and Chance delivered that album from a perspective with which I could completely relate. It was musically brilliant and conceptually amazing. It was not hard to unequivocally choose Acid Rap as my favorite project last year. This year delivered even more solid albums and so now I give you my list.

1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive- J. Cole

2. Cadillactica- Big K.R.I.T.

3. Turn Blue- The Black Keys

4. Days Before Rodeo- Travi$ Scott

5. Oxymoron- ScHoolboy Q

6. Black Messiah- D'Angelo

7. Tough Love- Jessie Ware

8. Cilvia Demo- Isaiah Rashad

9. G  I  R  L- Pharrell Williams

10. Souled Out- Jhené Aiko

11. X- Chris Brown

12. In the Lonely Hour- Sam Smith

13. LP1- FKA twigs

14. The London Sessions- Mary J. Blige

15. Nobody's Smiling- Common

Honorable Mentions: Trigga- Trey Songz, Run The Jewels 2- Run the Jewels, Faces- Mac Miller, Z- SZA

Oh! Shout out to Childish Gambino's Because The Internet. It dropped shortly before I made last year's list and didn't make the cut because I hadn't had the time to truly appreciate it. But it deserved to make the list.

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A Star-Studded Group of Musical Artists Cover "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

The producers over at BBC Music gathered a large assortment of musical artists together to cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." The finished product is pretty amazing. Some notable artists featured are The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Lorde, Pharrell, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder, and so many more. Check it out above. Enjoy.

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Pharrell Williams- "Gust of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)" x "It Girl" (Music Videos)

Pharrell has released music videos for "Gust of Wind" and "It Girl" from his amazing album, G  I  R  L. He continues to show his knack for making beautiful art. The "Gust of Wind" video features Pharrell dancing with women in a forest while two huge Daft Punk helmet rock formations float and sing along. (It sounds insane, I know, but it's great.) In the "It Girl" music video, Pharrell teams up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to craft an interesting anime version of the song. I don't even like anime, but this was pretty dope. Enjoy.

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Usher- "She Came to Give It to You (feat. Nicki Minaj)" (Music Video)

Usher has released the music video for his latest single, "She Came to Give It to You." Nicki Minaj is present in the video to perform her sportive verse and there is also a cameo from Pharrell. Usher is more than experienced at making groovy, upbeat dance visuals so the video is exactly what you expect. His eighth studio album, UR, has been indefinitely delayed so we'll see if we get more from him soon. Enjoy.

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Pharrell released the music video for his Miley Cyrus-assisted song, “Come Get It Bae” and it pretty much continues to accentuate the entire basis of his album: showcasing and praising the merits of women everywhere. The video features many women performing an exciting choreographed dance while Pharrell films and there are clips of Pharrell and Miley dancing interspersed throughout. Enjoy.

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"She Came To Give It To You (feat. Nicki Minaj)"- Usher

Usher has delivered another new track from his upcoming studio album. it’s called “She Came To Give It To You” and it features a verse from Nicki Minaj. The Pharrell-produced track is very upbeat and reminiscent of the Usher we know and love. His album seems to have a familiar sound to it from what we’ve heard so far, so I hope it delivers. Enjoy.

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Pharrell Address Album Cover Controversy

Recently, people have neglected to pay attention to the music and they have been all up in arms because Pharrell didn’t put any minorities on the album cover for his newest album, G  I  R  L. Well, Pharrell has addresses the controversy below.

What really disappointed me is they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing closest to is black. She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 or 12 years ago. That just must suck, man, for people to look at something and to assume they know what’s going on. And if they just bothered to listen to my album, they would know that my album was an ode to women, period. And the one thing that I’m trying to kill and trying to aid in changing is the crazy statuesque standard of you gotta be white, waif, and thin for you to be beautiful.”

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