Pharrell Williams — one half of the production duo, The Neptunes recently teamed up with acclaimed producer, Hans Zimmer to create the movie score for “Despicable Me”.
The Neptunes have produced countless movie score-like records for a myriad of Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Rock and Contemporary recording artists for more than a decade now, so it came to almost no surprise to me when I first learned that Williams was commissioned to score this particular film.
A presentation that summarizes Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer’s roles as the composers and songwriters for “Despicable Me” can be viewed below (via You Heard That New).
You can learn more about “Despicable Me”, Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and The Neptunes through these websites:
After his unfortunate last stint in jail, Dark Man X is back in the studio, working harder than he has been working over the course of the last few years.
Based on the video below (via 2Dopeboyz), there is little doubt that DMX is (more or less) back to his old self.
But, can he make a noticeable comeback in 2010?
Can the old, multi-platinum record-generating DMX make a name for himself in the new Hip-Hop climate of 2010 — a climate which is defined by relentless viral marketing, short attention spans, countless gimmicks, and significantly diminished record sales?
“In a magic trick that only geeks can pull off, researchers at MIT have found a method to let users click and scroll exactly the same way they would with a computer mouse, without the device actually being there.
Cup your palm, move it around on a table and a cursor on the screen hovers. Tap on the table like you would click a real mouse, and the computer responds. It’s one step beyond cordless. It’s an invisible mouse.
The project, called “Mouseless,” uses an infrared laser beam and camera to track the movements of the palm and fingers and translate them into computer commands.”
The self-perpetuating nature of modern engineering, and the amount of ingenuity that the developed world has at its disposal is astounding.
I wonder how they will improve on the invisible mouse?
Below, feel free to view “Mouseless — An Invisible Computer Mouse” — an animated presentation on how the $20 invention works (via Wired).