Pharrell may be the busiest producer in Hip Hop. Interestingly enough, much of his work these days actually has nothing to do with Hip Hop.
In a recent interview with GQ.com, the talented artist discussed a slew of subjects, including his music consultant position with Hans Zimmer for the Oscars.
“We have to reinterpret some of the music for the nominees,” he explained. “We have to do other music as well that is at times new and original and at others borrowing from movie scenes.”
Pharrell was paired with Zimmer, a composer whose score for The Lion King won him an Oscar. The two collaborated previously on the score for 2010’s Despicable Me. “It’s an honor for me because I get to be mentored, creative, and credited for learning under the auspices of somebody like him. I’m always honored when he takes my direction and to have direction come from him. It’s really been this interesting collaborative thing. But for me, secretly, it’s still like school and I love it.”
Pharrell was also asked about his thoughts on “Glory,” the song Jay-Z penned for his daughter, which Williams produced. “[T]hat was another covert operation,” he said, adding, “Everything was by design. That’s all I’ll say.”