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Future & Pusha T “Move That Dope” With Help From The Roots On ‘Fallon’: Watch

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Future stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday (April 23) to celebrate the release of Honest by performing its agile coke anthem “Move That Dope” (or, as it’s hilariously known when censored for radio and network TV, “Move That Doh”).

For the first time in months, Pharrell didn’t show up for a TV appearance, but Pusha T was in attendance, and The Roots filled in as the backing band. Watch the two ice cool MCs strut around the Fallon set up top. More »

Coachella 2014: Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I. & Pusha T: Watch

Pharrell set the bar high for himself during the first weekend of Coachella, as he invited hip-hop and pop stars like Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani to perform Neptunes-featured and -produced hits. For his second weekend set, though, the Virginia Beach hit-maker managed to top himself. Jay Z joined his pal and busted out a hits medley while Usher, T.I. and Pusha T performed song to shrieks from the crowd.

Pharrell himself sang the hooks for Jay Z songs “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”), while he also crooned Robin Thicke‘s lyrics in “Blurred Lines” before T.I. unleashed his GIF-worthy shuffle. The “Happy” singer also played hype man to Pusha T’s breakout verses from Clipse‘s “Grindin’.” For said international hit “Happy,” Pharrell pulled Earl Sweatshirt, Fonzworth Bentley (!) and Haim up on stage to dance alongside him.

Plus, after hinting of Stefani’s solo return last week, Pharrell hyped the crowd up for Usher’s follow-up to 2012′s excellent Looking 4 Myself. “Please get ready for this man’s next album,” he said. “It’s so amazing.” It was yet another reminder of how crucial he’s become to the music industry…as if the crowd needed one.

See clips of the star-studded set after the jump. More »

Madonna Gets Her ‘Game Of Thrones’ On For Purim: Morning Mix

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:: Who knew Madonna was into Game Of Thrones? The pop legend dressed as the mother of dragons herself Daenerys Targaryen for Purim and shared a pic on Instagram. What a likeness! [Vulture]

:: It’s nice to see serious artists turn into screaming fan-boys occasionally. Tyler, The Creator went crazy when Pusha T performed “Grindin’” at Spin’s SXSW party in Austin and it was all captured on film. [Spin]

:: It looks like Rihanna and Drake are officially an item. The former duet partners have been inseparable during Drizzy’s European tour and are said to be serious about making it work. Aww. [Vibe]

:: A third victim from the tragic SXSW car crash has passed away. 26-year-old Austin native Sandy Le finally succumbed to her injuries after spending several days on life support. Our condolences go out to her friends and family. [Spin]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Pharrell, Future & Pusha T Chill In “Move That Dope” Video: Watch

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Future has premiered the video for “Move That Dope,” his ice cold Honest track featuring Pharrell and Pusha T, with production from Mike WiLL Made It.

The visual, directed by Benny Boom, features the trio chilling out in a jeep, intercut with a police chase and some I Am Other branding for Pharrell. There are also cameos from Mike Will, Tyler, The Creator, Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q and a Zack Morris cell phone. One person who didn’t make the cut, though, is Casino, who had a verse on the original version of the track but was excised from the video.

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Future, Pharrell & Pusha T “Move That Dope”: Hear The Massive Track

Future has just dropped “Move That Dope,” a mammoth collaboration from his much-hyped Honest. The space-rapper enlisted Pharrell, Pusha T and his brother Casino on the mic, plus Mike WiLL Made It on production. And there’s no alien crooning on this one, no feels, just straight-up crack music with four MCs flexing.

Future’s “move that dope” hook gets a little repetitive, but other than that, there’s lots to like here: from Pharrell’s boast about his “Gandalf hat” to the busy yet lurching beat. Check it out below. More »

Pharrell’s “Happy” In New Beats By Dre Ad: Watch

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Pharrell finds yet another reason to dance in a new Beats by Dre commercial. He inspires an animated gaggle of Dr. Dre‘s Pill speakers to dance to “Happy,” as he had with the real-life Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Foxx,Tyler, the Creator and more in the song’s music video. Pusha T also appears, snapping along as he strolls through a record store aisle.

First released in May 2013, “Happy” has taken on a new and strangely wonderful life since its May release as part of the Despicable Me 2 OST. While the song was initially overlooked for Pharrell’s stand-out cameos (Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky,” Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” and 2 Chainz‘s “Feds Watching,” among others), “Happy” received newfound attention when it received the first-ever, 24-hour music video. It’s since earned an Oscar nomination, and it’s also to be included in Pharrell’s second solo effort, out this year. More »

Pusha T To Work With The Neptunes In January For Sophomore Album ‘King Push’

Pusha T announced Tuesday night (December 17) at a New York City Apple event that he’ll be heading to the studio with The Neptunes to begin work on his sophomore album King Push. “On January 2nd, me, Pharrell and Chad [Hugo] are going in the studio for 20 days,” the rapper said. “That will start the King Push album.”

It’s a reunion of sorts for the trio, as Pharrell and Hugo produced all three albums for Pusha’s rap duo Clipse. But only Pharrell linked back up with Push for his debut solo effort My Name Is My Name, producing two tracks and appearing on “S.N.I.T.C.H.” More »

2 Chainz Announces 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. Tour With Pusha T

2 Chainz wrapped up a monster tour with Lil Wayne and T.I. earlier this year, and now he’s planning his own headlining trek for early 2014. The 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. tour hits 21 cities, beginning February 4 in Boston and wrapping up March 4 in Washington, D.C. Pusha T, August Alsina and Cap 1 join in the opening slots, meaning fans could potentially get a nightly rendition of “Mercy” with Push.

As for what else to expect? Let 2 Chainz explain: “The best way to describe my tour is to reference a quote from Niccolo Machiavelli, author of the The Prince, who once said ‘Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.’”

Head below for the full list of dates, and hop over to 2 Chainz’ site for ticket information. More »

Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” Remix Featuring J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T: Listen

While Justin Timberlake‘s “TKO” rued and reeled of how a love tortures him, a new remix featuring J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T plays out as a swift recovery.

As the veteran (and past collaborator), Pusha T raps last and as if reclining into a chair as a confident CEO. He actually calls himself a “real-lionaire,” and he claims to dress his woman like a Build-A-Bear. In the verse before Pusha’s, A$AP Rocky set him up for success as he built momentum through a series of rhymes of refusing to be monogamous.

But in the one before his, J. Cole delivers the best of all. He responds to Kendrick Lamar‘s “Control” verse, but not just as one of the emcees who Lamar called out. Instead, as if hunched over, he imagines himself alone and hearing the good kid‘s bars in his mind, only to realize that he’s actually hearing them from his girl’s phone. He hyperventilates to the hyperactive tune of Migos“Versace,” then sobs.

He sounds pissed, pathetic and, most importantly, at a breaking point that most rappers wouldn’t dare approach now. Hear Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” remix unfold after the jump. More »

Pusha T & Pharrell Link Up For “S.N.I.T.C.H.” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

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Pusha T has been dropping videos nonstop for tracks off his intense My Name Is My Name, but one song that hasn’t gotten the visual treatment is “S.N.I.T.C.H.”, his collaboration with Pharrell. Lucky for us, the two linked up to perform the track on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (November 21) — although, for the censored TV version, it’s technically “S.M.I.T.C.H.”, as Pharrell changed the hook to “Sorry, mister, I’m trying to come home.”

There was a mini-orchestra to give the song some body, and the duo displayed a great onstage rapport, making us hope they’ll perform together more often (P&P Music Factory — you can have that one for free, guys). Amidst all that good stuff, though, the real star was those crisp hi-hats on the 808 slicing through the air.

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