What’s up everybody? I decided to give y'all a some more Weeknd/Polaroid-style album covers. These have been very successful for my blog and I gotta thank everyone who has been liking, reblogging, commenting, everything. It is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!
Jay Z photographed in the studio with production duo The Neptunes in February 2010. Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams would contribute “Gotta Have It” to Hov and Kanye West’s 2011 Watch the Throne collaboration album.
Not many know that a young Chad Hugo played saxophone on Jay’s 1997 single “The City is Mine.” Teddy Riley, the track’s producer, was the first person to introduce Hov to The Neptunes, which as we know now would result in many, many hit tracks.
I love the different universals we have in the black community. The fact that we all went through school learning how to make music with just our palms, knuckles, fists and pencils in classrooms and lunch tables is something that is so beautiful to me. I mean just think about it. I could travel to the entire other coast of this country and find me a elementary, middle or high school and start playing something as simple as the Gatorade beat and there could be kids around me joining, adding to the beat. I’d hear pen clicks, little adlibs, a dude getting ready to freestyle and who taught us that? It’s just something we have inside of ourselves. That little speck of black culture is so widely understood throughout the culture and we all went through it. It’s a microcosm of the bigger picture of why I love black people.