The wait is finally over . . . its been a long time coming Teyana Taylor’s debut album Vll dropped today and needless to say it was worth the wait.
Some of you may remember back in back in 2007 when Teyana was featured on MTV’s
“My Super Sweet 16” and was taking under the wing of Pharrell Williams leading her to sign with his Star Trak label. Things started off on the right track for the singer, however in 2012 the two went their separate ways and Teyana signed a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music.
After a public altercation with singer Rihanna, losing her Adidas sneaker deal and ending a long term relationship with NBA baller Brandon Jennings, it’s no wonder why Tey has a lot to be thankful for.
“It’s been seven years and everything is finally coming together at once … It just reminds me of when they say God puts you through so much to get you prepared for a big blessing.”
She stated during a interview with HipHollywood.
Her 14 track album features artist such as Chris Brown, Fabolous, Pusha T and Yo Gotti. Vll is available for purchase and can be streamed below !
Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest names in hip hop and with 21 years in the industry, this grammy nominated producer does not seem like he is going to stop anytime soon. This summer alone has been a great summer for Pharrell, with hit songs from some big name artist like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, 2 Chainz “Feds Watching” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,”
The musical genius sat down with the Today Show host Savannah Guthrie for an interview about his career, childhood, and his creative process and even opened up about his lovely fiance Helen Lasichanh. He reveals that his love for music started on the drums and that he met his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo at band camp in Virginia Beach. Pharell even revealed that he writes the best music when he is in the shower.
Watch the interview below
A picture on Nicki Minaj in the studio with muli talented producer, Pharrell was uploaded to her Instagram account several days ago.
The Queen of rap is working on her third studio album, after wrapping up as a judge on American Idol. Besides her clothing line in the works, her upcoming movie and new fragrance Nicki is having a great year.
During an interview with Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden, she stated that instead of experimenting with pop music as she did on “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” she wants to stick with what she’s familiar with.
I was thinking If I really wanted to, I could go back in and make another pop song like that to sell but I’m choosing not to do it. I’m choosing to get back to my essence and feed the core hip-hop fan,” she told Hot 97 earlier this summer. “I feel like I need this because it’s just a more powerful platform for me… Even when I’m on stage performing my rap songs, it’s more organic.
Im excited to see what Queen Minaj has in store for us ! Are you ?
Nelly is having a good week after bringing out kidnap survivor Amanda Berry on stage with him at Roverfest 2013, he has just released the visuals to his single “Get Like Me’. The St. Louis rapper calls on Nicki Minaj and Pharrell for the Colin Tilley-directed black and white clip.
“[Nicki] brings energy, charisma, and her star power, and I think that’s whatthe video is about,” said Nelly. “It’s just about that star power and energy and the hypeness of the joint.” Pharrell added, “When we get together, we like to do a song that evokes as much energy as possible.”
The track was initially suppose to just feature Pharrell but putting Nicki Minaj on the track might have been a good look for the rapper.
Nelly’s seventh album M.O. is due September 30 featuring T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line.
Watch the video below
Busta Rhymes has finally put out the highly anticipated visuals for his latest single “Twerk It” produced by Pharrell, which features Queen Nicki Minaj. The song will debut on his upcoming album E.L.E. 2 the sequel to his 1998’s Extinction Level Event. The Director-X directed video should be watched in the comfort of your own home and not at work. Fair Warning ! A-s A-s A-s everywhere ! Nicki Minaj is even caught twerking a few times during the video.
Watch the video below as DJ Khaled and Swizz Beatz make a cameo
Seems like a lot of your favorite artist are coming of a hiatus and bringing back new music with their return. Nelly recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Pharrell on a track titled Get Like Me. The song is very catchy and of course has a Neptune vibe to it.
Pharrell has been busy in the studio as well with working with Jay-Z with his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail and he currently has two singles in Billboards Top 5, including Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”
The single will be featured on Nelly’s album “M.O” due out later this year.
Take a listen to Get Like Me below.