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

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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.”