January 5, 2017


#TBT 2013: Nelly Talks Collaborating with 'Music Historian' Pharrell

When it comes to dropping dope collaborations, Nelly has worked with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Tim McGraw to Pharrell. In a 2013 interview with Fuse, the St. Louis native revealed what it was like recording with one of music's biggest names.

"[Pharrell and I] have great chemistry...I think we both push each other. We both aren't afraid of challenges. We also wanna bring new music that you probably are not hearing at the time, in a different way," he says.

Pharrell, who produced five tracks off Nelly's 2013 album M.O., was described by the rapper as being a "music historian" whose knowledge extends well beyond the parameters of hip-hop. 

"Pharrell don't have no problem with like, 'Yo, I don't like that,'" he explains. "We trust each other's opinion and our ear for music."

Next, watch Jay Z discuss hip-hop's need to be "more conscious" with its lyrics: