Pharrell Williams – Man of the Year

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If you didn’t know who Pharrell Williams was a year ago I bet you do now. He’s the man behind the hat, your favorite artists’ favorite producer, and the voice behind the feel good songs you can’t seem to get out of your head. Pharrell’s been in the music industry for nearly two decades, but in the past year has taken the world by storm. And things only seem to be getting bigger and better for Skateboard P.

You can call him the renaissance man of music; he raps, sings, writes, and produces. Pharrell and Chad Hugo formed The Neptunes, a production duo responsible for hit songs from numerous hip hop, pop, and R&B artists such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Kelis. The two also founded the record label Star Trak under Universal Music Group and linked up with Shay Haley to create the group N.E.R.D. It wasn’t until 2003 that Pharrell released his first solo track, “Frontin’.”

So how exactly has he dominated 2013 and 2014? Well, he produced and was featured on the anthem of the summer, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” He collaborated with Daft Punk on their single “Get Lucky” which won Record of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Last but not least “Happy” (which has received the ultimate cover treatment) from Despicable Me 2 scored Pharrell an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.


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A Day At The Karaoke Races with DigiTrax

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We love new karaoke, and we love fast cars. So here’s both. DigiTrax’s new April R&B/Hip-Hop release features two (count ’em – two) rip-roaring rides for ya, starting with “Bugatti” in the style of Ace Hood featuring Future & Rick Ross. It’s pretty hardcore, so check your inhibitions before the green flag drops.

Next up is “Hey Porsche” in the style of Nelly, where we haven’t heard anyone stretch the car metaphor as far since Prince’s classic “Little Red Corvette”. Though the band Queen still rules as the only band to rhyme the word “carburetor” in a song.

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