Thu 3 Jan 2013
While in Hong Kong, Hypebeast recently caught up with Pharrell to discuss a number of topics ranging from his book, fashion endeavors, evolution and of course his music. He kept most of his answers brief, but did touch on a lot of interesting talking points, including his recent work with Tyler, the Creator and Miley Cyrus. When asked what it’s like working with such different artists, P explained there is a burning creative drive that he shares with both.
What we all have in common is that we like new stuff, we like making music that doesn’t exist. That’s what Tyler has in common with me and what I have in common with Miley. Put it this way, he heard her music and next thing you know he’s in the picture with her. That’s not what you would expect, but that’s what I love doing: totally surprising people.
Any chance you guys getting back together for anything?
Oh man, I mean I’m N.E.R.D forever, so we’ll see.
Has your relationship changed with Chad and Shay since? Do you guys still get to hang out?
I barely get a chance to get to see them, I mean they’re all off doing their own things. They’re all extremely talented so a lot of their time is dedicated to their individual projects.
Pharrell’s thoughts on BBC becoming widely available in chain stores after the jump…
BBC is now more democratic, it’s a lot more accessible. Do you like it being more accessible?
I just want it to grow.
So you’re not concerned with the limited distribution kind of thing?
I mean certain things are limited. We’ll still do things that are limited but the full range will be available to the masses. The limited element is the most important part, but I want to be able to grow the brand too.
Skateboard also recently spoke to MTV…