Belfast Telegraph

Pharrell Williams wants Eminem duet

Pharrell Williams has revealed he wants to collaborate with Eminem.

The NERD frontman also said he would like to work with country artists.

"I'd love to work with Eminem. I'd love to do it," the 37-year-old Grammy winner said. "It just hasn't happened yet."

Pharrell, who has created hits for Jay-Z, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, said of producing country tunes: "I just haven't had a chance yet. But I'm going to, for sure."

He said he and Britney are "going back and forth" about work on her upcoming CD, and after scoring the soundtrack for the animated 3D movie Despicable Me" this year with Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira, he's planning to do more such projects.

The rapper-producer - who has just finished a US tour with Gorillaz - also is busy promoting the latest NERD album, Nothing. Pharrell said before finishing the new CD, the band decided to eliminate the songs from the early recording process.

"We started out doing one thing and we scrapped it all and decided we wanted to do something different. So we stopped everything and we started with nothing - and that's what we titled the album," he said.

Pharrell said the unused material could make its way to another record. "That music is great. I just didn't think it made sense for the next NERD album," he said.

Though past NERD albums have been produced by its band members, the song Hypnotize U from the new record was produced by electronic duo Daft Punk.

"I remixed Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger for them like 10 years ago so that was a great feeling to do that (and) to work with them again," Pharrell said.


From Belfast Telegraph