Pharrell Talks Places, Spaces, Style + Influence With Juan Epstein

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In an epic 42-minute interview with Hot 97‘s Juan Epstein Show, Pharrell chops it up with Peter Rosenberg about his coffee-table book “Places and Spaces I’ve Been”, his stylistic choices as a musician and his influences – legendary hip-hop producers DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Showbiz (of Showbiz & A.G.) included. He touches on the experience of rapping on his In My Mind (The Prequel) mixtape hosted by DJ Drama – a project that finds Pharrell going all the way in on the mic. He also discusses his friendship with Tyler, The Creator, the rise of Star Trak‘s popularity in the early 2000’s, N.E.R.D., the BBC clothing line, his personal growth and the continued evolution of his sound. Check the footage below.

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