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.
Some time next month, a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine will be featured on Apple Music. Will feature tons of artists who used the machine when it first arrived in the ’80s. Also will feature those influenced by its sound. Check out the trailer below.
Celebrating half-a-decade of high-octane Halloween treats, RL Grime has called on none other than Pharrell to kick things off, before the soundbite blends into a massive Stranger Things remix. With some of this year’s top trap releases, the 2016 Halloween Mixtape from Henry Steinway is set to wow and move crowds with an exclusive new collaborative track from Skrillex and What So Not as well as a fitting outro from horror fiction author R.L. Stine, who has introduced the trap heavyweight’s past Halloween mixes. Check out the mix and I know this will be in heavy rotation this weekend. Happy Halloween everyone from us, the something about nothing crew.
There is a movie called Hidden Figures, and its coming out on Christmas. It tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three mathematical geniuses who helped calculate the right trajectory for people to get to and orbit the moon. Pharrell and Hans Zimmer are set to handle the score as well as the soundtrack. So it was only right that we get new music from the musical genius known as Pharrell. So check out the new song “Runnin” below.
Watch the trailer for Hidden Figures below.
Just in: Pharrell just released “Surrender” f. Lalah Hathaway.