Video: Pharrell Talks About Interviewing Jay-Z for his book Places and Spaces I’ve Been

A camera follows Pharrell around on the day of his first book-signing at Marc Jacobs’ BOOK MARC store in L.A.

Pharrell on what an icon is and interviewing Jay-Z:

“If you look at like a Jay-Z for example, the thing that tore most people down is what he put on his back and sort of made it make sense, and set an example for what adversity is meant to do in our lifetime. So, it was cool to interview him because he is a living manifestation of my view, that is essentially everything is mind over matter, and with the right determination and the right skill-set, there’s no reason why you can’t figure it out. Then you find your purpose, and that’s a guy who’s found his purpose.”


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48 Responses to “Video: Pharrell Talks About Interviewing Jay-Z for his book Places and Spaces I’ve Been

  1. Casket Face Says:

    Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread & Circuses (Snippets)

    ^^^^

    i.imgur.com/MQfVY.gif

  2. Captain Planet Says:

    Pharrell: Jay-Z is the Kunta Kinte of this generation

  3. jderrida Says:

    Ya’ll niggas better go vote.

    Filthy negros better not drop the ball this year.

  4. Captain Planet Says:

    Pharrell the Andy Warhol of this generation ?

  5. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    Things aren’t all bad for Meek, though, his album is currently on pace to move over 200k units for the first week, despite the impact of Sandy. If it weren’t for the continued momentum of Taylor Swift’s high volume selling opus, Red, which has already sold a whopping 1.208 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, he’d be on pace to grab the #1 spot on Billboard.

    ^

    Taylor Swift is gonna be Yeezy’s next girlfriend mark my fucking words tho

  6. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    jderrida Says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    Ya’ll niggas better go vote.

    Filthy negros better not drop the ball this year.

    ^

    Awreddy.

    Cast my vote for Mitt Romney

    $$$ >>>

  7. Casket Face Says:

    $32.35 – $64.95 for 248 pages of what? …brother better get that Kindle edition crackin’

  8. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Cast my vote for Mitt Romney

    $$$ >>>
    ^
    #TheMoneyTeam

  9. jderrida Says:

    Pay less taxes now and suffer badly later…

  10. Belize Says:

    Freeway’s last mixtape is so underated

  11. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    Just kidding I ain vote for no cracka.

  12. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    The Exit

    is far more important than

    The Entrance

  13. Danny Ocean Says:

    reading >><<

    what a half dead medium

  14. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    This Pharell book is more so tangible art than a literary release…

    kindle or any electronic version wont do it justice

    this book is just art for your coffee table

  15. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    just some fly shit to break tree up on or browse thru for the pics etc

  16. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Andretti easily Mixtape of year

  17. Captain Planet Says:

    Honey Lips Louis
    8 mins ago
    Just kidding I ain vote for no cracka.

    ^

    Yea right

  18. Captain Planet Says:

    Black People > _______.

  19. Captain Planet Says:

    F YOU PAY ME!
    7 mins ago
    This Pharell book is more so tangible art than a literary release…

    kindle or any electronic version wont do it justice

    this book is just art for your coffee table

    ^

    Who knew trap niggas could express themselves so eloquently

  20. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    Shoulda collabed with Steidl… woulda respected it more.

  21. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Who knew trap niggas could express themselves so eloquently

    ^lol

  22. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    Yo Schoolboy Q looked mad depressed in that interview, maybe it’s not getting a feature on that Good Kid, or maybe just having to listen to the same 5 Asap song everyday… either way, dude didn’t look like he was feeling positive.

    “I’m saying though… *sigh… nobody cares though.” – To any question

  23. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Who Instagram is Jesus Shuttieworth?

  24. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Try to control yo face

    hide yo emotions

    dont let errbody know it…

  25. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    When yall in another city .. from the airport to your hotel .. do you get car service? If you can afford it, its a must.

  26. Harlem World Says:

    pharrell might be the best to ever do it

    you already know im coppin this book

  27. Casket Face Says:

    I’ll catch it at used book sale, online re-seller ….can’t see myself paying that much for 248 pages.

  28. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    According to Variety Jamie Foxx is in early talks to play Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” As folks already know, the character was (kinda clunkily) teased at the end of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” when some lightning flashes were the tease that the villain was on the way. With this “untold story” already hewing close to the comics anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what narrative they stick to — Peter Parker being accused of being the alter ego of the villain; J. Jonah Jameson hiring Electro to bring down Spider-Man; Electro trying to take over the New York City power grid — but really, they have a lot of threads to choose from.

    Foxx goes from playing Django in “Django Unchained” to the President in “White House Down” and now this, we’re going to be seeing Foxx in some pretty different roles and it’s certainly a big profile boost for him. With Shailene Woodley slated for Mary Jane, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone set to return, production begins next spring and the sequel lands on May 2, 2014. Marc Webb directs.

  29. Casket Face Says:

    smartenupnas.com/2012/11/01/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-hop-out-a-gold-lamborghini-aventador-dressed-as-batman-and-the-cat-woman/

    ^^^^

    SMH …Etherfest

  30. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    tHe kId fRanKiE Says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Andretti easily Mixtape of year for me to poop on

  31. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    Casket Face Says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    smartenupnas.com/2012/11/01/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-hop-out-a-gold-lamborghini-aventador-dressed-as-batman-and-the-cat-woman/

    ^^^^

    SMH …Etherfest

    ^

    In a RENTED Lambo!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    *checks Cruel Summer sales*

    *understands*

  32. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Fuck em ‘Ye
    Fuck em ‘Ye
    I wouldn’t piss on that nigga with Grand Marnier…

    Shake that body, party that booooooddyyyy….
    Come and have a good time with G-O-D.

  33. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    People can talk about Cruel Summer all they want. But I’m vibing to that joint.

  34. Honey Lips Louis Says:

    Troubleshooter1900 Says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Fuck em ‘Ye
    Fuck em ‘Ye
    I wouldn’t piss on that nigga with Grand Marnier…

    Shake that body, party that booooooddyyyy….
    Come and have a good time with G-O-D.

    ^

    I #fux widdit.

    That said, I copped off of sharebeast smfh.

  35. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I #fux widdit.

    That said, I copped off of sharebeast smfh.

    ^

    LOL.

    He one of the natives bro. You gotta do the right th—

    Nah, no you don’t. That nigga wiping his ass with imperfect 20′s and tricking off wit white women… He don’t need to dollas.

  36. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Trouble Shooter ‏@TS1900

    My whip for a hot minute while I’m in Minnesota because errybody scurred. #BossUp pic.twitter.com/M5oIOjnx

    LOL.

    All my workers are scared to drive the materials to the warehouse because of 1) their batteries and 2) niggas scared to push a whip that big.

    Ridin’ like a king, lol.

    #Swag

  37. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    pic.twitter.com/M5oIOjnx

    ^swag

  38. Assassin Says:

    Fuck this homo nigga yo..this nigga been suspect since day 1. The asian was the brains behind those hits anyway.

  39. hl Says:

    The better half of Curren$y’s new tape is tough.

  40. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    straw in my rozay moe when i step through the doe

  41. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Feelin like I can have any bitch I want
    Feelin like all these hoes in this bitch want me

  42. b Says:

    Bossip girls

  43. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    he need to bring that flow out more

  44. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Boss shit is what iim spittin
    So boss shit is what u gettin
    When YOU make the decision to <b<listen

  45. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    *listen

  46. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    first visual off Priest should be …….

  47. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    ^max Julien

  48. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Dawg,

    Smash Burger >>>>>

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