Pharrell has shared his process for an essentially un-aged face, but he’s yet to explain his process for creating some of the most influential brands, videos, and songs. But the people may be in luck because he is sitting down with Jason King to talk about his pioneering genius.
Jason King, an NYU professor and an NPR host, will sit down with the “Happy” singer on October 26 in New York’s City Hall, for an in-depth conversation about the star’s lasting legacy in fashion, music and entertainment. The conversation will travel back in time to his creative beginnings in Virginia Beach during the early ’90s and move through his countless hits that earned him and Chad Hugo the title of Billboard’s Producers of the Decade in 2010, to his current achievements and hits in fashion and music.
It’s no surprise that others want a peak inside of Pharrell’s process. The IAmOther artist has masterminded a number of Billboard hits and worked with many top artists including Britney Spears, Jay Z, Nelly, Daft Punk, and Robin Thicke. In terms of fashion, Pharrell has maintained a signature, casual style, using hats, sneakers, or clothing from his IAmOther, Billionaire Boys Club and IceCream, or Adidas collaboration.
Alongside countless fans, the Dean of the Tisch School of Arts, Allysson Green, is also thrilled to extend the series invitation to Pharrell according to a statement released by the university.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pharrell Williams as our artist in residence for the 50th anniversary year of the Tisch School of the Arts. Pharrell is just the kind of artist and entrepreneur that many of our students aspire to become. He is remarkably gifted, and he graciously uses his talent for the good of others. Our students and faculty will have the unique opportunity to be in conversation with an artist whose work is an inspiration and widespread. Pharrell has demonstrated a commitment to education in communities across the country. He’s dedicated to raising awareness to climate change, and he has taken ‘happiness’ from the stage and screen to people around the world through his work with the United Nations.”
The event is only open to the NYU student and faculty at this time. For those who won’t be attendance, the conversation will air on NPR Music.