Buddy - "Them Draws" | New Music

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He's been a bit quite on the new music front lately, but Compton's own Buddy breaks the silence with a new track titled "Them Draws," produced by Chris O' Bannon.

The teenage rapper, who is currently signed to Pharrell's i am OTHER label, is currently cooking up his new project Idle Time which is set to be released later this year and is set to feature contributions from Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. Wrap your ears around the playful single "Them Draws" below...


Pharrell countersues will.i.am over 'I Am' trademark

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Little did anyone think that three letters could cause such a stir than last week when news came that musician and creative will.i.am was suing Pharrell Williams for use of the 'I Am' trademark. Pharrell has now hit back by countersuing will.i.am, and exposing the original trademark and lawsuit as being 'relatively weak.' Read more


Awkward Black Girl - Season 2 Episode 7 'The Group' | Web Series


The latest installment in the second season of Issa Rae‘s award-winning web series The (Mis)Adventures of Awkward Black Girl has arrived for your viewing pleasure.

The popular web comedy series, which is now hosted on Pharrell Williams‘ I Am Other digital channel, follows the life of J as she traverses the world of being a 'grown-up' as she interacts with co-workers, love interests and circumstances that place her in some uncomfortable (and hilarious) situations.

Synopsis: In order to make it out by 5PM for an important call call from a prospective new job, J tries to take lead of a group project.

http://youtu.be/LwHdoyxjKko


Nardwuar vs. Waka Flocka Flame [Video]

Presented by Pharrell's iAmOther channel, Nardwuar the human serviette links up with the "juggernaut" that is Waka Flocka Flame and his brother Who The Kid. Famed for his well researched and usually hilarious interviews, Nardwuar quizzes Waka on his love for SWV, his love for salt and vinegar chips, his favourite barbecue (which happens to depend on who's cooking). Read more


Awkward Black Girl Season 2 EP 4 'The Search' | Web Series


Good Morning (dependent on your current location) and welcome to the fourth episode of second season of the award winning web comedy series Awkward Black Girl now hosted and produced by Pharrell Williams's I Am Other network.

In the latest episode of the hilarious and at times uncomfortable series, J (played by series creator Issa Rae) finally decides to search for a new job, but just when things are looking up, White Jay throws a curveball. Press play below.

Watch: Awkward Black Girl Season 2 EP 4 'The Search'
http://youtu.be/DslRxTNb_l8

Catch up on Awkward Black Girl here.


Buddy - "Inspired" (Prod. Pharrell) | New Music

It's been a short while since we last heard from Compton kid Buddy, but he assures us he's still inspired. Delivering the latest sample of his upcoming Idle Time mixtape - the first since the melodic Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Staircases" - the teenage rapper delivers "Inspired."

With boardwork coming from his mentor Pharrell once again, Buddy finds himself in the epicentre of a spacey and detached soundscape, one cushioned by concentrated hi-hats and padded drums, and lays down a set of soft and complimenting vocals.

Stream and download "Inspired" below, and stay tuned for Idle Time coming soon via i am OTHER.

Listen: Buddy - "Inspired" (Prod. Pharrell)

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Nardwuar vs. 2 Chainz [Video]

Following on from the hilarity that ensued in his interview with Juicy J, i am OTHER's Nardwuar caught up with the cool cat that is 2 Chainz during his time in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tity Boi spoke on his interest in real estate, his jewellery tastes and eating pussy for breakfast, while Nardwuar bared gifts of Tom Lehrer vinyls, stripping records and a 2Pac doll.Read more


Nardwuar vs. DJ Premier [Video]

Quickly becoming hip-hop's funniest interviewer, Nardwuar "The Human Serviette" continues on his comical run through some of the genre's finest as he finds himself toe-to-toe with the hip-hop historian himself, DJ Premier - perhaps finally meeting his counterpart.

Testing the man known for having an encyclopedic knowledge of the game, Nard questioned Preem on the music (of course), where he spoke on his love for James Brown, Franky Beverley and Vic Juris, but the producer also came with some interesting stories.

Apparently he's brawled with M.O.P. (and lived to tell the tale), witnessed Ice Cube and Suge Knight fist fight and caught Jay-Z and his old partner-in-rhyme Jaz on the live circuit back in the day. What's more, Premo says him and the former fiery Death Row femcee Lady of Rage are working on some joints together.

All that plus more below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TAcL8XI8CNA


Pharrell announces collaborations with Jay-Z, Rick Ross + more [Video]

Prior to the main event of the 25th Anniversary ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, where he was honoured with the Golden Note Award, on Friday (June 29th), Pharrell spoke to Rap-Up TV on the red carpet to share some very welcome news. Speaking on his busy schedule, Skateboard P revealed a mass of upcoming collaborations with Mac Miller (for the Pink Slime EP, of course), Miguel, Jay-Z ("I'm sworn to secrecy," he quipped when asked to elaborate), Usher, Scissor Sisters, Mary J. Blige, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross.Read more


Nardwuar vs. Asher Roth [Video]

Following a brief split from the music scene with his interview with NBA player Metta World Peace , YouTube's zaniest interviewer and recent i am OTHER pick Nardwuar presents his newest comedy clip, this time with Asher Roth.Read more


Jermaine Dupri x Pharrell introduce Leah LaBelle on 106 & Park | TV Catch Up


Yesterday the 106 & Park's "livest audience" were treated to a special appearance by two iconic beatsmiths, Jermaine Dupri and Pharrell Williams, as the revered composers were in town to introduce their new artist; former season 3 American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle. Read more


Nardwuar vs. Metta World Peace [Video]

For his latest comedy clip, internet famous Nardwuar takes his unique interviewing methods outside of music to the NBA, where he caught up with notorious Los Angeles Lakers forward, Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest). The basketball player, infamous for his involvement in the "Malice in the Palace" brawl in 2004, was always going to provide some bizarre moments (after all, he actually had his name changed to Metta World Peace).Read more


Nardwuar vs. Curren$y [Video]


Third time's a charm for Curren$y and Nardwuar as they met up again, this time in Nard's back yard of Vancouver, British Columbia. Even after two previous interviews/interrogations of personal history, the zaney mic man still catches Spitta by surprise as he presents to him a badge of his Father's band and a couple of weed-related vinyls. Turns out the pair were close to doing a full song together, too!Read more


Pharrell introduces 'i am OTHER' [Video]

After releasing the promotional trailer for his new music and cultural venture i am OTHER last week, which probably left you both amazed and totally confused at the same time, Pharrell sits down in front of the camera to, um, explain the concept. Of course, in the mess of ambiguity and charm, there really wasn't much "explaining" done, but stressing the importance of being unique, different and, ultimately, true to oneself, we kinda get where you're coming from, P.Read more


Pharrell launches 'i am OTHER' [Video]

Whether it's musical direction, fashion choices or career moves ("I know, I disappeared, and popped up in Paris making chairs with a beard"), Pharrell has always been different. Today, however, Skateboard P is putting his otherness to a cultural movement (well, just a Tumblr so far) entitled i am OTHER. It's all very blurry so far - no one seems to know what the concept is or what it aims to achieve, but we do have a glossy visual trailer - which features P and his three new artists, Leah LaBelle, Maxine Ashley and Buddy - to consume below.Read more


Leah LaBelle album sampler (presented by L.A. Reid, Pharrell Williams, Jermaine Dupri) | New Music


Following an in-studio introduction and teaser track "Sexify," former American Idol contestant Leah LaBelle drops a five-track album sampler welcoming you into her world, as presented by hitmakers L.A. Reid, Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri. Read more