Take one look at Pharrell Williams‘ resume — or scroll down his Wikipedia page — and you’ll see that he’s accomplished a lot. But Williams, who is one-half of the genre-bending production duo The Neptunes and frontman for rap-rock trio N*E*R*D, said there’s still so much more he wants to achieve. Williams, who has created hits for Jay-Z, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, said he’s interested in producing tunes for country artists, too: He said he and Spears are “going back and forth” about work on her upcoming CD, and after scoring the soundtrack for the animated 3-D movie “Despicable Me” this year with Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira, he’s planning to do more such projects.
Williams wrapped up a national tour with virtual band Gorillaz on Wednesday. The rapper-producer also is busy promoting the latest N*E*R*D album, “Nothing,” out this week. Williams said before finishing the new CD, the band decided to eliminate the songs from the early recording process. “We started out doing one thing and we scrapped it all and decided we wanted to do something different. So we stopped everything and we started with nothing — and that’s what we titled the album,” he said. Williams said the unused material could make its way to another record.