Last month, Pharrell released his new book Places and Spaces I’ve Been. Recently, Skateboard P and his i am Other team headed to Los Angeles for his first-ever book signing at Marc Jacobs’ store, BOOK MARC. Along with commentary from fans, Pharrell speaks on why he decided to make the book, the meaning of an “icon,” and opens up about his interview with Jay-Z. The recap also features a cameo and some words from friend and frequent collaborator Jermaine Dupri.

Watch the interview and recap of the event after the jump…..

“If you look at like a Jay-Z for example, the thing that tore most people down is what he put on his back and sort of made it make sense, and set an example for what adversity is meant to do in our lifetime. So, it was cool to interview him because he is a living manifestation of my view, that is essentially everything is mind over matter, and with the right determination and the right skill-set, there’s no reason why you can’t figure it out. Then you find your purpose, and that’s a guy who’s found his purpose.”

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Previously: Studio Life: Jay-Z, Pharrell & Frank Ocean (Photo)