Who would’ve known that Pharrell’s smash hit featuring Jay Z Frontin, was written for the late great Prince and also imagine if Ceelo Green would’ve sung happy ?
According to Ok Player:
This summer marked the 10 year anniversary of N*E*R*D’s Seeing Sounds and the 15th anniversary of Pharrell’s 2003 solo hit, “Frontin.”
When asked about his views on collaborating in music, the 45-year-old super-producer and musician responded, “I’ve learned so much in collaboration. I prefer to work with masters because then I’m actually learning.”
He also revealed who he’d intended on collaborating with on projects that ended up taking alternate avenues.
He added, “Still to this day I feel like CeeLo would have done a much better job on ‘Happy’ than me. His voice just really is something else, and I like that he’s a character. And imagine if Prince had sung ‘Frontin’? I mean, come on!”
Pharrell by Yann Faucher for Clash Magazine – Summer 2018 Issue pic.twitter.com/pZ9XW2uEVi
— Pharrell W. World (@PharrellWWorld) July 7, 2018
Read full interview here.