The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

The Neptunes #1 fan site, all about Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

Uffie Talking About Pharrell

Uffie sat down with The Quiet Us to talk about her new album and about the Pharrell collaboration.
The Quiet Us: So how do you know Pharrell and how was it working with him on ‘ADD SUV’?
Uffie: I think when I was 19 I did a show with him in Japan and he was super awesome and he’s been one of my favourite artists for a long time… since I was a teenager I guess. And when I was working on ‘ADD’, he was my dream collaborator so I thought ‘Well, why not ask. It can’t hurt.’ And thankfully he did because he did an awesome job! But we weren’t able to go into the studio together unfortunately.

TQU: Pharrell’s a really interesting guy. I like the fact that even though he’s taken seriously in hip hop quarters, making beats for Clipse and being part of N*E*R*D, he’s also almost like this sensitive indie guy. Like there’s something of Morrissey about him almost.
U: Yeah, he’s known for this commercial bling hip hop but there is something very arty about him.

TQU: But given that ‘ADD SUV’ is supposed to be poking fun at materialism and that commercial hip hop lifestyle… you know, isn’t he a member of the Billionaires’ Boys’ Club?
U: Oh yeah, that’s funny! But I think he banished the bling. I think the guy has gone back to his roots. That’s what it feels like. He wasn’t wearing any in the video and that’s for sure.

TQU: So he’s retired all of his gold chains?
U: I think so.


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