Pharrell was recently named Artist in Residence at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and made his debut in that role earlier this week… with a very in-depth interview at the school.
During the interview, which lasted nearly two hours, Pharrell speaks, in detail, about his career, from his Virginia roots and early musical career to his solo career and more.
“Honestly, I am like the Mr. Magoo of music. For whatever reason, these opportunities are presented to me,” he said. “[I think] oh, that will be fun. And as long as I concentrate on the fun, it usually turns out cool. It’s when I become too, you know, too worried about how it has to be and, you know, that’s when, you know, God spends a lot of time chuckling at me. You know? He’s rolling over laughing all the time with me. He’s just like, hey, check him out, there he is again. Watch what we do with him. But when I just let it go and just go with the flow and just do things that I enjoy, I’ve just had this incredibly eclectic journey of just great opportunities to collaborate with people who were far much more experienced than I was.”