After Skateboard P decided to share the artwork to his upcoming album, “GIRL,” it didn’t take very long for people to notice that there wasn’t any particular dark skinned women featured on the cover. The assumption was quickly made that perhaps Pharrell had a preference for women that weren’t black or dark skinned. However, that could be further from the truth as Pharrell recently phoned into Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to clear things up and offer up a response to the negative feedback.
Pharrell has been on fire as of late and shows no signs of slowing up anytime soon. While recently out in the UK for a scheduled performance at The BRIT Awards, Skateboard P decided to give some journalists an exclusive listen to his upcoming solo LP, G I R L. Take a look at the official tracklist below for details and fans can expect to purchase Pharrell’s latest offering when it releases on March 3.
1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)
6. Come Get It (feat. Miley Cyrus)
7. Gust of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)
8. Lost Queen
10. You Know Who You Are (feat. Alicia Keys)
11. It Girl
Skateboard P catches up with FUSE and gives up a couple hints at what possibly fans can hope to hear from him in the near future. Pharrell gets into details on his recent work for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 film as he was chosen to score it along with Hans Zimmer. The N.E.R.D. front man also shared his thoughts on how he approaches being 40-years-old.
Go behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at Pharrell’s new music video for his infectious single, “Happy.” The track serves as the lead single to the soundtrack for the film, Despicable Me 2. Hear some commentary from the Virginia Beach native as well as directors Andrew Coleman and Mike Larson as they share details on the creative process behind the song’s 24-hour-long visual.
Revolt TV catches up with everyone from Young Chris to Pharrell and gets their thoughts on JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album. Watch as Just Blaze, 9th Wonder and several other collaborators celebrate the project’s 10th anniversary and explain what it was like to be a part of something so special. Other friends like DJ Khaled and Irv Gotti also show up to speak on what the album meant to them and its significant impact on Hip Hop.
Life+Times links up with Pharrell and gets the legendary producer’s thoughts on his collaboration with JAY Z for “Allure” which is featured on the rapper’s The Black Album. Skateboard P discusses his motivation for enticing Jigga Man to rhyme over the instrumental and talks about tapping into Hov’s emotional style of flow. Speaking candidly with the camera, P also touches on “Can I Live” being one of his all time favorite records from JAY Z, the origins of their friendship, chemistry in the studio and the longevity of his career.
Nelly sits down with music director for The Arsenio Hall Show, Robin DiMaggio, for the latest episode of “Extended Play.” The “Hot In Herre” rapper touches on his seventh studio, M.O., the trouble of having to reinvent himself and the importance of catering to his core audience. Nelly also speaks on the power and influence of the internet, his country collaborations, the undeniable chemistry he has in the studio with Pharrell and more..
Azealia Banks finally gives her Pharrell assisted single “ATM Jam” the visual treatment. Follow along on a trippy and colorful ride as Banks and her crew hit party it up. Directed by Rony Alwin, watch as Banks performs to the camera in various exotic looking locations and turns the energy up as she celebrates her stacks of cash.
Saturday was a special evening as the BET Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta. However, the bigger news came about following the night’s festivities as super producer Mike WiLL Made It, T.I., Pharrell and Usher posed for a classic picture and revealed they were all in the studio working together. No word yet on what this collaborative effort is going to offer fans just yet but it’s definitely great to see so much talent in one creative environment.
Skateboard P took his act to the small screen with a live performance of his uplifting song “Happy” featured on the soundtrack to the film Despicable Me 2. Serving as the musical guest on Queen Latifah’s talk show, P tore the stage down backed by a live choir and even took the opportunity to get a quick two-step session in with the Queen in front of a live audience.