“It’s feeling really good. It’s feeling really special.” On March 12th, Pharrell‘s experimental hip-hop outfit, N*E*R*D, will celebrate 15 years since the release of their debut album, In Search Of. The introductory outing has become one of the most influential records of the last two decades in music, spawning Neptunes disciples of all ages and creeds, united under the far-reaching grooves of an era-defining production house.
Pharrell, of course, has steadily churned out hits ever since, both with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley as N*E*R*D and as a prolific solo artist. Recently, he was at the helm of the spirited Hidden Figures soundtrack and produced hits for Ed Sheeran and Skepta. Sitting with BBC1 for an interview, P reflected on his string of hits with UK artists, even impersonating the grime star to the interviewer’s delight. Then the inevitable N*E*R*D probing commences and P gets suspiciously quiet, insisting that whatever’s on the way is “feeling really good, feeling really special.” Only time will tell, but with a looming milestone anniversary just a month away, the announcement could arrive any day now. Watch the interview down below.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) February 6, 2017
Photos by Lukas Wassmann. G-Star RAW elevates the essence of jeans by combining the brand’s modern design aesthetic with the creative mindset of its Head of Imagination: Pharrell Williams. For the ’17 campaign, the brand launches G-Star Elwood X25; a joint commitment to innovation, creativity and self-expression. Launched as a fresh interpretation of the 3D G-Star icon that celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the G-Star Elwood X25 is a translation of unrestrained self-expression captured in 25 prints curated by Pharrell Williams.
Inspired by original checks, camouflages and traditional patterns from all over the world, these 25 prints make space for individuality. Pharrell, Head of Imagination at G-Star comments: “The 25 prints are an expression of true creativity. They give the wearer the freedom to choose for themselves, and by doing so, empower them to decide who they want to be and what they want to wear.” The G-Star RAW ‘17 campaign reinforces the message of freedom of choice that has inspired the 25 unique prints. The prints are photographed on Pharrell Williams and Dutch model/artist Marte Mei Van Haaster in an array of vibrant industrial and pastoral scenarios, bringing the spirit of the collection to life.
Pharrell & Marte Mei Van Haaster
The campaign is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes short feature film and several visual snippets, all shot in analog film. The artistic outcome, along the launch of G-Star Elwood X25, reflects on Pharrell’s personality and style – a melting pot of cultures and global influences that have been combined with G-Star’s DNA. His creative leadership and unique role as the brand’s cultural barometer for global audiences resonates in each nonpareil print and its own unique story. G-Star Elwood X25 will be in stores as of 16 February 2017. For more information visit G-Star.com/ElwoodX25.
Here is an Old Documentary about The Neptunes from the year 2004, thanks to Startrak4life.
Make sure to cop Syd’s debut solo album titled ‘Fin’ now on iTunes.
Syd – Fin (2017)
1. Shake ‘Em Off
3. Nothin To Somethin
4. No Complaints
5. All About Me
6. Smile More
7. Got Her Own
8. Drown In It
10. Dollar Bills
11. Over feat. 6LACK
Syd – All About Me (Official Video) (2017)
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