By Brittany Spanos. Go Behind The Scenes With Pharrell, Elmo on ‘Sesame Street‘. On a recent episode of Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams sang a song dedicated to the power of reading with Cookie Monster and Elmo. While filming the special episode, the co-stars spoke with Rolling Stone about the song and their budding friendship while offering an exclusive peek at the making of the scene.
“This is a dream come true,” Williams says while recalling his experience of watching Sesame Street as a kid. “We’re very happy he’s here. We’re very grateful,” Elmo adds. Their collaboration, “B Is For Book,” features music written by Questlove, who also produced the track. “Elmo’s trying to work on his Questlove hair,” the Muppet admits with a giggle after Williams brings up their behind-the-scenes collaborator.
Questlove has been recently on hypnagogics where peeps have the opportunity to ask him about some funny celebrity stories he could tell us, so you can read a bunch of interesting celebrity stories by Questlove such as the Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams stories at hypnagogics.com/questo.
Questlove’s Babyface Story
In response to a ‘Babyface’ story, Questlove revealed that Babyface’s There She Goes has already been made back in 1998 but its been released three years later in 2001 on Babyface’s Face2Face album. “he did play me a demo of “there she goes” that he did with the tunes.”
Babyface – There She Goes feat. Pharrell
Questlove’s Chad Hugo Story
“the roots come to va to get two joints from the tunes. we actually work on the beat that is Beyonce’s “Green Light”. chad is next door working on what will soon be “Ride Around Shinnin’‘” with the Clipse. i tell (Phar)rell “i want a jawn with some crazy jeru noise shit like THAT shit” (the song has an open piano swirl)— so chad hears the shit we working on and then he gets an idea… grabs his horn….and he does the same 4 horn squeals that tribe did on the “can i kick it remix”…. perfectly! he invited me to the room while riq wrote to the beat–played me new N*E*R*D and Clipse and Kenna shit. i wound up drumming on 3 joints. he was amazed i did them shits for free.”
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