Pharrell Drops First 24-Hour Video Ever for “Happy”

 

Pharrell’s new video for “Happy” is 24-hours long. Yes, you heard right. Visit 24hoursofhappy.com to view the world’s first 24-hour long music video adventure.

Folks landing on the website will be directed to the portion of the video corresponding to your current time of day. Basically, every iteration of the roughly 4-minute song cycles about 360 times with new vignettes of people dancing gleefully to the track.

Cameos include Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, and others.

You can watch a 4 hour segment above or pick your own time of day on the 24hoursofhappy.com website.

Film: ‘Thunder Soul’ in Theaters September 23rd

 

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Jamie Foxx’s new film, Thunder Soul, is creeping up for release in the next couple weeks and we can’t wait! A bit about the film for those still in the dark:

Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.”

In the last couple months, reviews have been popping up about the film and it looks like not only will this film provide some great entertainment value and history, but it will also open up a social discussion about arts education in schools. Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter notes in his review:

“A greater argument for music education in our secondary school curriculum can’t be made than Mark Landsman’s doc about a Texas high school funk band that tore up the music scene from 1968 to 1977.”

Stay tuned for film screenings and release parties in your area!

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Top Artists & Producers Get Together To Celebrate Quincy Jones on Soul Bossa Nostra

Some of today’s biggest recording artists and producers have joined together to celebrate the music of multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones by recording contemporary versions of his popular recordings on a new album called Soul Bossa Nostra. A “family celebration,” Soul Bossa Nostra will be released on May 25th, 2010.

Among the artists to pay tribute to Jones’ massive catalog are Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, Bebe Winans, Mervyn Warren, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Paul, and Scott Storch.