You gotta envy the guy; Pharrell Williams’ got the gear, the bling and the chops to even put the love of hip hop into a classical music lover. And so with pals Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, you would think the trio would be unstoppable.
Alas, on the 4th album, once again, in an attempt to flout the rules of hip hop, they flounder in their adventures into soul (‘Victory’ and ‘God Bless Us All’). But when they hit, as they do with ‘Nothing On You’ and ‘Party People’, they run the town.
Text: Christopher Ujine Ong
LISTEN TO: ‘Hypnotize U’, ‘Party People’
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU’LL DIG: Kid Cudi, The Roots, The Neptunes.
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