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Pharrell begins all his songs the same way?

"Pharrell is an incredible and legendary producer and songwriter who leans on one tic frequently, as this mix from the blog Discopop makes clear […].

What you’re hearing is Pharrell taking the first beat of the first bar and looping it four times before the song begins in earnest. He does this across a whole bunch of tracks, including massive hits like Kelis’ “Milkshake” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and a number of songs from his solo album G I R L.” (via Gawker)

This story has been making the rounds on the Internet. Unfortunately, what many articles fail to mention is that a count-in/1234/whatever you want to call it is pretty common in hip-hop. And in a DVD commentary, Pharrell has mentioned that he uses this technique as a tribute to Michael Jackson. 

Spring has finally sprung. Go find a big porch with a great view, grab a mint julep and hold your lover with Ruby by Dave Rawlings Machine

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ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD: Do you think there’s enough of a connection for the youth or the younger ones that’s coming out now to really know where it all came from?

NAS: I think it’s there, but I think the young have their own young story to tell us. It’s such a story that — it’s new to them that — they’re just excited to tell their story that we need to hear. And then there’s a side where they just lazy. They don’t want to go — they don’t know that it’s beneficial for them to really know what they’re talking about and know what they’re doing. So some of this stuff may come out a little limited. Some of their creativities could be a little limited because of that.

Nas on Microphone Check

A Tribe Called Breck


I need to go snowboarding on every continent. That’s a life goal. 

You’re hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas and you reach the top of a precipice and gaze upon an oustinding view of rice paddies stacked into the hills like giant stairs. If there was a theme song to go along with that feeling, it would likely be a holy and ancient chant. 

But if you want to go in a different direction musically but keep the etherial vibe, check out this jam. 


Everyone used to drive by themselves in high school and listen to a song that inspired them to conquer what seemed like insurmountable teenage angst. I haven’t felt like that in many years now but if I did, I would listen to this song…

Bruce Springsteen - Growin’ Up (from 18 tracks album)

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Love it. 

Love it. 

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A song my family listens to every year. As much as they deny it and despite the fact that I was the only one out of my brother and sister that truly grew up in Texas, this song will always be played Christmas eve at the house - no matter where they house may be. 

Merry Christmas from the Family!

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