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N.E.R.D

By Urbanbuzzmag.com

NOTHING is the title of the 4th studio album from Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley collectively, the three musicians,producers, singers and songwriters known as N.E.R.D. (No-one Ever Really Dies). Joined forces in 2000. Nothing is another master of musical mixes, that will have your head bobbing.  Their unique sound sets N.E.R.D a part from what you may be use to hearing now and days. Their mix of nostalgia vs future is hard to do but they do it well.

Early in 2010, Pharrell, Chad and Shae sat in their Miami recording studio listening to roughly 20 songs, recorded over the previous year, that they believed would form their newest album. However, after listening to the songs, they didn’t find them to be what they wanted.  “People are concerned with war and the world. People are still dealing with their issues even if we think things have changed,” explains Pharrell. ” And when we looked back on those 20 records, they weren’t really saying what we wanted to say. They weren’t good enough.” N.E.R.D scrapped all 20 songs and decided to start over. They went back to NOTHING. Producing a new  project with no boundaries and no rules, just music and fun. Which is why they maintain a hard core fan base. They keep connected with their fans.  N.E.R.D still grinds it out as if they were a starving local band working the club circuit and colleges campuses. “If you want to know how to run something, you gotta work in the mail room first,” says Pharrell. “I don’t want that to come out the wrong way but playing live is our mail room, it’s our laboratory, it’s where you see the connection between music and your songs and the fans and the reaction you get all in one place.”

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From Projects to Prosperity

Jay-z

By Nigeria

Jay-Z born December 4th, just turned 40years old, and is the $400 million dollar man. The media is all over Jay-Z a young entrepreneur from Brooklyn Projects. Jay-Z is on every music and business magazine across the world.  The media is calling Jay-Z the “Rap Mogul,” “Rags to Riches,” “Street Hustler Gone Good,” “Mega Star,” “Bigger than Hip-hop,” and  “Cultural Icon.” Preachers are calling him the devil and fans are calling him Hov. The Urban Buzz Magazine “Where Key Players Speak!” well, we call him a real “Key Player” in the game.

This is the second time Urban Buzz Magazine is doing a story about Jay-Z. The first was back in 1999  our story “I Went From Luke Warm To Hot.” We knew then Jay-Z was going to be a mainstay in the industry. So, after watching him climb through the media jungle and mastering the business. It was time for us to write about Mr. Shawn Carter. Jay-Z has a host of collaborations under his belt and contributed to the careers of various artists in entertainment. There is an industry saying, when you are hot you’re hot. During that time when the light is on you, you must shine. Jay-Z spotlight has him in company of  the industry’s top money makers. Simply because real money, know real money and Jay-Z is all about his money. Featured on Forbes and in conversations with Warren Buffeit, Barclay, Bloomberg, Clinton (former President), Obama (President) Madison Square Garden, Bing, Nets,  Yankees, MTV and yep Oprah has jumped on board.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. Michael Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists around the world. His contribution has been imprinted into most of our hearts and his music will remain with  us as long as we live.  The album cover is an oil painting  done by Kadir Nelson. On December 14th, Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release the much anticipated new album “MICHAEL”  You can hear the first official Michael Jackson single “Hold My Hand,” a duet with Akon, which was released on Nov 15.

Also, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil unveil Michael Jackson” The Immortal” World Tour, written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today. “The Immortal” is a once-in-a-lifetime production that unfolds inside the creative mind of the King of Pop.  Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour by Cirque du Soleil is a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.  Who is Jamie King?  Written By Papiss Ndir (more…)

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Isaac Cates

In performing arts there are many who imitate art and then there are those who perform. Mr. Isaac Cates began studying music formally at the age of four. Isaac is trained in classical  piano and teaches piano to teens.  He is highly sought after as a musician, songwriter and producer. He serves as a true minister of music and worshiper. When you listen to him play you can hear his worship. An example is evident in his recent release “Strong Tower” featuring Jason Clayborn and Dorsey.

I had an awesome time of fellowship with Mr. Cates.  Isaac Cates will soon release a new live  project titled “Amazed At Your Presence.”  When I first heard “Strong Tower” I knew I had to meet Isaac Cates.  The anointing came right through. I love when I can hear the anointing on an artist.  In preparing to work on his second project Isaac was being challenged.  In the midst of it all he gained victory as the Lord confirmed to Isaac; that He will never leave nor forsake him.  When you hear Isaac play, you will immediately understand that he plays with a thank you in his heart.  The  soon to be released  album is filled with songs of affirmation and inspiration. Isaac tell us a little about yourself?

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Key Players

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