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Pharrell, Robin Thicke Lose Summary Judgment Bid for “Blurred Lines”

California judge determines "Blurred Lines" may have legitimate similarities to Marvin Gaye song

A year and a half after Robin Thicke’s release of “Blurred Lines,” the song is still generating heaps of controversy. In what may easily become the most memorable copyright infringement lawsuit in recent memory, a judge in California has effectively handed Round One to the family of Marvin Gaye. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt has denied the motion by Thicke (and fellow songwriter/producer […]

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke? What the Crap?

Recent court deposition gives "Blurred Lines" a whole new meaning

Well, I guess we have to give the guy credit for his honesty. Even if it does come a little late. And under oath. “Blurred Lines,” the breakout summer hit of 2013 by R&B singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell, has been nothing if not controversial—and the controversy only continues. First, there was the nudie video that got banned from YouTube, but still accomplished its purpose of generating interest. Then, […]

Pharrell Girl

Pharrell Should be Happy About “G I R L”—Album Review

Columbia/Black Lot (2014)

It’s the hat. It’s gotta be the hat. Maybe that oversized mountain hat is a good luck charm on Pharrell Williams’ latest album G I R L. His latest effort oozes charm, throwback soul grooves, symphonic strings and well… joy. Lyrics are light, thankful, generally uncomplicated, sometimes awkward, and often quirky. It just makes you “Happy” – like his worldwide smash hit. “Happy” (from the film Despicable Me 2), which […]

Pharrell Happy

Four Hip-Hop/Rap Albums To Watch For in 2014

A fresh new year upon us means the arrival of exciting new music. 2013 was a great year for the hip-hop/rap genre with a slew of chart topping hit albums, including Jay Z’s Magna Carta, J. Cole’s Born Sinner and Kanye West’s Yeezus. So far, 2014 looks to be just as promising. Here are four upcoming hip-hop albums I think should be on your radar this year.    Pharrell, untitled […]

Pharrell Happy Video

Pharrell Releases 24 Hours of “Happy”: Video

This must be a week of video “firsts.” A couple of days ago, Bob Dylan released an interactive, 16-channel flip-through video for his classic hit “Like a Rolling Stone.” Today, R&B artist/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams has released the first-ever 24-hour music video for his tune “Happy” off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. In a nutshell, the video plays the song “Happy” on repeat while person after person sings and/or dances in […]