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A$AP Rocky Speaks On The Death of A$AP Yams

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Rocky got with Billboard to finally speak on the untimely death of Yams, his upcoming Sundance film festival debut starring in the Diddy & Pharrell produced movie, DOPE, and revealing that alongside Gnarls Barkley,Black Keys, and MF Doom, Yams is also attached to Rocky’s already finished next album as Executive Producer.

“People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs — he didn’t overdose on any drugs,” Rocky said, though he declined to discuss the real cause of Yams’ passing. “I feel like people feel that way because that’s all he’s in pictures doing. When you see A$AP Yams you see Hennessey or purple drink, you see some type of controlled substance or illegal narcotic.”

 

“But Rocky insisted he’s doing all right, and that he would recover from his friend’s sudden death. “I’m a happy spirit, man, and I feel like time heals,” he said. “It’s all about good people with good energy, and the universe keeps producing them to me. I’ll be fine. God is good and I keep all hope and faith.”

“castmates, including Shameik Moore, Workaholics star Blake Anderson and model Chanel Iman, who Rocky reportedly split from in October after a six-month engagement (he declined to comment on the current state of their relationship).

“Rocky said he also was heartened by the outpouring of condolences from his peers online, including Drake, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and Azealia Banks, who tweeted that Yams should be “remembered as a leader, an innovator and most importantly as an important part of NYC youth culture.”

“Rocky revealed for the first time that Yams is co-executive producer of the still-untitled album, along with Grammy-winning producer Dangermouse (Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, MF Doom). “Dangermouse and Yams — I’m really intrigued for people to hear how that combination sounds. Yams manifested his powers into it.”

-Bilboard

A$AP Rocky Will Star in Pharrell & Diddy Produced Film “Dope”

A$AP Rocky will make his acting debut in a new film titled “Dope“, according to Page Six.

“Dope” will premier at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The movie, which was written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, is a coming of age Hip Hop-oriented tale.

Within the flick, a crew of high school seniors attempt to navigate through their tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA, but end up getting involved with some drug dealers that change their entire outlook on life.

The comedic-drama was produced by Puff Daddy, Pharrell and Forest Whitaker.

Rocky will star alongside Tyga, Casey Veggies, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Vince Staples, Chanel Iman and Shameik Moore, among others.

In an interview with Hot 97 in 2013, Rocky spoke to Angie Martinez about pursuing acting.

“I’m actually prepping for bigger things right now, you know, Hollywood is calling,” he said at the time.

“Dope” will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival January 22 through February 1.

Pharrell Disappointed In T.I.’s Paperwork Album

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P made the cover of GQ for the trillionth time for their upcoming Music Legacy issue. During the interview he discusses his frustrations while executive producing T.I.‘s latest album, Paperwork. Check out an excerpt..

“I wasn’t happy about the T.I. situation,” Pharrell said to GQ. “They did that record hoping for radio play, and they got nothing out of it…. Great, you got your No. 1 hip-hop song. But what does that do for your sales?” Presumably speaking about T.I.’s hit singles “About The Money” featuring Young Thug and “No Mediocre” featuring Iggy Azalea.

“You want to be camouflage?” he says about the T.I. record. “Go ahead. Blend in. But we want to be that twinkle in the sky.” It’s a metaphor he likes, and it could serve as a philosophy: Being mass and being special are not mutually exclusive. “We want to be that twinkle in the sky. And you might not be able to see that star now. But it’s daytime. Wait till it gets dark.”

Also featured in the issue are St. Vincent, Sam Smith, Future, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Diplo, Kim Gordon, Rick Ross, FKA Twigs, James Blake, Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Karen O, Spoon, Nas, and Iggy Azalea. While it may seem like everything Pharrell touches turns to gold (or Platinum), a snippet of the interview touches on one of the few missteps he took in the past 12 months in T.I.’s Paperwork album, a project he executive produced. -The Stashed

N*E*R*D – Squeeze Me

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FINALLY new music from N*E*R*D! This comes off the soundtrack to the upcoming Spongebob  movie Sponge Out Of Control. Hopefully this is the first in a series of releases Pharrell alluded to regarding a new N*E*R*D album. With that said this shit has to grow on me..

Gwen Stefani – Spark The Fire (Prod. Pharrell)(CDQ)

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Follow up to her build up single, “Baby Don’t Lie“, Gwen Stefani teams up with Pharrell again for one of several tracks they recently recorded, Spark The Fire. Imo beat is kind of reminiscent of Madonna’s “Candy Shop“.

Pharrell – Gust Of Wind (Official Video)

One week after dropping the video to “It Girl” P comes through with the official video to another one of his collaborations with Daft Punk, “Gust Of Wind“.

T.I. Feat. Pharrell – Paper Trail

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Last night T.I. dropped the title track to his upcoming album, “Paper Work“. Tip and Pharrell banged out a couple tracks for the album dropping Oct, 21st.

Pharrell – It Girl (Official Video)

Just when the hype surrounding Pharrell finally simmered again P comes through with the visuals to one of the standout tracks from his second solo LP “G  I  R  L“, It Girl. Of course he came through with something different this time in the style of 8bit Capcom video games and anime. One of my favorite tracks mainly because of the end, falls nothing short of fucking dope with the accompanying video. -DjGreen

JHUD Feat. Iggy Azalea – Nowhere (Prod. Pharrell)

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Jennifer Hudson links up with Iggy Azalea & Pharrell for the latest single from her project “JHUD” dropping September 23rd. P still on his groovy shit ala Usher’s “She Came To Give It To You“. -DJGREEN

Pharrell Feat. Miley Cyrus – Come Get It Bae (Official Video)

Official video to the third single from Pharrell‘s “G  I  R  L” album featuring Miley Cyrus. Lot’s of bad chicks and Miley looking extra Miley as usual. No cameo from that big ass Arby’s hat though thankfully lol.