Pharrell’s Signature Four-Count Musical Starts

In honor of Pharrell Williams’s 44th birthday, Genius looks back at the signature four count start he’s used throughout his decades long career. The beat pickup measure, which simulates a record skipping, has kicked off plenty of songs he’s worked on. Kelis’ “Milkshake,” his 2003 Jay Z collab “Frontin’” and 2004’s Snoop Dogg hit “Drop It Like Its Hot” are just a few of the many examples.

Check out the video above, hit play and listen to these amazing signature starts of amazing Pharrell produced records.

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