What do “E.T.,” “Jurassic Park” and Mac Miller’s upcoming Pink Slime album have in common? Well, not much, but that’s not stopping veteran producer Pharrell from putting a big-budget touch on Mac’s independent EP.
“Mac’s a super-creative guy. I’m just being his Steven Spielberg for his vision,” Pharrell told MTV News on the red carpet at the 25th annual ASACP Rhythm and Soul Awards in Los Angeles on June 29.
Last month, Mac revealed that he’d be dropping a collaboration EP with the famed Neptunes producer, and then they released “Onaroll,” the project’s bouncy first single.
“Pharrell is a very creative person with everything he does,” Mac told MTV News at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. “We did this one record called ’Dreams,’ and he was like, ’I’ma rap on this.’ So he goes outside for 20 minutes and he just comes back, gets in the booth and raps. I don’t know what he did in those 20 minutes, but he just went out and came back in with no paper, no anything, and just had a verse ready.”
For Miller, working with Skateboard P is a no-brainer. The multi-platinum boardsman and his partner Chad Hugo have logged in big-time hits with the likes of Jay-Z, Usher and Justin Timberlake. He also scored the 2010 animated film “Despicable Me.”
So what is it about Mac that attracts Pharrell? Aside from his talent, it’s Miller’s free spirit. “Pink Slime is like ’I’m the independent kid having a lot of fun, hello world acknowledge me, Pink Slime,’ ” Pharrell explained.
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