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    Wed, 07 Jul 2010 07:19:53

    Exclusive Video Feature: Pharrell Williams Talks the Music of "Despicable Me" - Available only on ARTISTdirect.com

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    • N.E.R.D. - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28:  (L-R) Musician and host Mark Hoppus and recording artists Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley of the group N.E.R.D. visits 'A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus' at the fuse Studios on September 28, 2010 in New York City.
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    • N.E.R.D. - Musicians Chad Hugo (L), Pharrell Williams (C) and Shay Haley of N.E.R.D. arrive at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 12, 2010.

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    Super-producer and N.E.R.D. mainman Pharrell Williams stepped way outside of the box for his Despicable Me soundtrack, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.

    Pharrell mixes a sunny bounce with his otherworldly sonic sensibility for a collection of tunes that's funky, fiery and just plain old fun. It was a dream of Pharrell's to work on such a project, and he couldn't be more stoked about it. He's worked with everyone from Justin Timberlake to Gwen Stefani, but no one was quite like the Despicable Me's animated mainman, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell). Pharrell created quite the score for the whacky adventure that Gru embarks upon too.

    In the exclusive video feature below, Pharrell discusses working on the soundtrack, the incredible experience of composing in Hans Zimmer's compound and so much more.

    At one point, he announces, "I am the luckiest guy in my profession," and the video illuminates just how cool Pharrell's own journey was.

    If you ever wanted to see how The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. genius works this is the perfect video for you! It's like a tour of Pharrell's musical mind within the context of Despicable Me. Check out the video below and don't miss Despicable Me when it hits theaters on July 9th, 2010!



    —Rick Florino
    07.07.10


    Also check out our exclusive interview with Pharrell about the soundtrack here! Will you be seeing Despicable Me on Friday July 9th?



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