Pharrell – Keep It PlayaAugust 5th, 2009
Pharrell – Keep It Playa.mp3 (right click and “save link as”)
About Artist: Pharrell is an interesting character in the Hip Hop world. Pharrell started as a producer with the production duo Neptunes which has been producing mainstream hits for artists like Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Usher, Busta Rhymes, NSYNC, Clipse, P Diddy, Backstreet Boys, Ludacris and others since 1996. Pharrel also is in the very alternative Hip Hop band N.E.R.D. which has a strong cult following. As a solo artist Pharrell is no for his smooth voice and has song the hooks on songs like Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love You”, and Change clothes, as well as Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful” and “Drop it Like its Hot”. Finally Pharrel is also a fashion figure with strong skater and biker influences.
About Song: This song came out on Pharrell’s 2006 album “In My Mind”. The album, which had a more Hip Hop Neptunes sound than N.E.R.D., was not very successful. The song also features Slim Thug.
Favorite Verse:This song is more about the beat.
Favorite Line: At 2:55 the songs breaks down real nice for the beginning of the last verse.
Other: Pharrell is one of the greats.