- Real Name: Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
- Nickname: Skateboard P, P
- Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Label: Columbia Records
Pharrell Williams Owes His “Cool” to the Element of Surprise
Never underestimate the power behind the element of surprise.
Stanley Kubrick’s Unprecedented Influence on Hip-Hop
There’s a poetic beauty to how exceptional artists such as Kubrick are able to become a benchmark, influence, and idol for those who come after their death.
Vince Staples Teases Another Album With Pharrell Tracks
"The album coming soon."
What Makes Tyler, The Creator Special, According to Pharrell
In a new profile, frequent collaborator Pharrell Williams described what it is that makes Tyler such a special talent.
Quavo Recorded "Stir Fry" & "APESHIT" in an Hour and Then Forgot About "APESHIT"
"I actually made 'APESHIT' and 'Stir Fry' in the same day and hour..."
A$AP Ferg Landed on Buddy's "Black" Because Pharrell Has Kids
Make out those royalty checks to Pharrell’s children.
Pharrell Perfectly Explains Why Frank Ocean's Artistic Flaws Complete Him
Frank Ocean has mastered the art of humanizing himself on wax.
No One Ever Really Dies & Neither Do Pharrell’s Clumsy Racial Politics
It’s a shame that a lot of the politics found on N*E*R*D's new album feel so forced because the music comes close to their best.
Pharrell Compares “Brilliant” Kendrick Lamar to a Jazz Artist
“What he’s saying has so much color.”
Pharrell Fucking Hates N.E.R.D's "Hot-n-Fun," Blames Clueless Record Label
“The record company, at the time, wasn’t understanding where we were and the world was changing."
Pharrell Can’t Believe Anyone Still Gives a Shit About His Music
Pharrell, you're far too humble.
How Discovering & Nurturing the “Special” Made Kawan Prather a Legendary A&R & DJ
"I want to always be introducing things that deserve to be in the space of other quality music."
How Pharrell Helped Vic Mensa Turn Self-Loathing & Doubt Into Ego Death
"It was about letting my ego jump off that building, a shadow of me jumping off, and another incarnation flying to the sky."
Azealia Banks Paid Pharrell $40k for "ATM Jam," a Mac Miller Leftover Meant for Beyoncé
"So Pharrell basically haggled my label into giving him the $40,000, and then he just ghosted on the entire thing."