The February 2015 issue of GQ features “The Legacy Project,” a Hall of Fame portfolio of music makers who made the most noise over the past twelve months. Cover man Pharrell Williams gave access to his pop culture machine
In addition to 17 other artists, Pharrell is featured in the new issue of GQ as part of its Legacy Project -- musicians who are leaving something behind. And P dropped a few nuggets (as GQ followed him throughout his day for 13-hours) as to how his machine has gotten him umpteen Grammys and legacy status.
On why he surrounds himself with women—including his two assistants, art director, and choreographer: “I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people. Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly.”
On his discontent over a recent T.I. record: “They did that record hoping for radio play, and they got nothing out of it.… Great, you got your No. 1 hip-hop song. But what does that do for your sales?”
On not caring about appealing to the masses: “You want to be camouflage? Go ahead. Blend in. But we want to be that twinkle in the sky. And you might not be able to see that star now. But it’s daytime. Wait till it gets dark.”
Overheard while in Pharrell's presence--a new Big Sean track is on the way: “Send [Big] Sean an e-mail and tell him he’s got a missile coming,” Williams tells his assistant before calling Sean himself:“It’s not what we talked about, man. But it’s haaaaard. It’s like ghost-of-Shaka-Zulu hard!”Check out "The Voice" judge Pharrell's full story, including his surprise appearance at Uniqlo clothing store were homeless children were given a shopping spree, over at GQ.