When the Monsta met Marvin.
Torrance, California’s Jennifer Lee bka Tokimonsta flips Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “If This World Were Mine” and simmers it in the Los Angeles sunshine.
From Tokimonsta herself:
“This song has been very close to me for years. I loved it too much to ever release it officially—all these mp3s online are poor quality rips off YouTube or Myspace. Here is the fully mixed and mastered version (thanks Daddy Kev) for you to play whenever you need to hear it.”
You need to hear it.
Download “The World Is Ours” for free from Tokimonsta’s Soundcloud page here.
Ken Tucker reviews Pharrell's new album GIRL:
Pharrell has come in for some criticism recently as being merely a glossy pop hit maker, for lacking edge. I find that this sort of critique is really code for his declining to revel in irony, sarcasm, or a bleak view of the world. And that is, in turn, why I find Pharrell Williams, and particularly the Pharrell on display throughout GIRL, an exhilarating performer. His big hat can barely contain his radiant braininess.
photo of Pharrell via Marcus Barnes/GQ
A palm draped over the sign for Palms Blvd. What’s even weirder is that I just saw an old man with a beard draped over the sign for #AbbotKinney Blvd. #VeniceCA