Pharrell Williams Covers February Issue of "GQ"
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:03:44
Pharrell Williams Photos
Pharrell Williams Videos
The February issue of GQ celebrates the musicians who have recently left something lasting behind.
Cover man Pharrell Williams stars in the issue alongside St. Vincent, Sam Smith, Future, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Diplo, Kim Gordon, Rick Ross, FKA Twigs, James Blake, Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Karen O, Spoon, Nas and Iggy Azalea.
All. Good. Peeps.
The issue features "The Legacy Project," a Hall of Fame portfolio of music makers who have made the most noise over the past 12 months.
The photographs in "The Legacy Project," shot by photographer Pari Dukovic, are as varied as they come. Dukovic shot all 18 artists featured in the portfolio in 76 days, traveling 20,560 miles and shooting in cities across the nation including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Atlanta, New York, and Miami.
Wow. Do the math. It equals "Awesome!"
As for the features? Well, here we go...
"I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people," Williams said about why he surrounds himself with women—including his two assistants, art director, and choreographer—in a world of hip-hop dominated by testosterone. "Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly."
Elsewhere in the issue, Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is interviewed by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. O claims that if she were a teen, she would probably be posting wild selfies. "Because it's just self-expression, and that's really tough when you’re a teenager, especially a shy one: What's your outlet? I'm all for celebrating your self-expression, and if you want to do that by selfies, then I'm all for it."
We can't argue with her logic.
In an exclusive web interview with Iggy Azalea, the Aussie rapper talks about what she wants her legacy to be. "You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces for, especially in this business," she wisely noted. "So I hope it's long—but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, then that would be great."
Wow, how self-aware. Love ya, Iggz!
Check out Pharrell's full story here.
Will you pick up a copy of this awesome issue? You should.