Tyler, The Creator Salutes Pharrell's 'In My Mind' Anniversary
Tyler, the Creator makes no qualms about his admiration for Pharrell, so why wouldn't he mark his calendar on the six-year anniversary of the Neptunes producer's oft-forgotten debut In My Mind?
"Oh, dude, I love that album. That's, like, my favorite album," the Odd Future MC told MTV News on Wednesday (July 25) of the Grammy-nominated LP.
On July 25, 2006, Pharrell stepped into the spotlight with his Gwen Stefani-assisted single [article id="1513788"]"Can I Have It Like That"[/article] and later followed with "Number One," his Michael Jackson-inspired single with Kanye West. In My Mind remarkably mixed rap, R&B and funk with that patented Neptunes sound, and while few artists reference it as an inspiration, the Odd Future standout has long been vocal about the album's influence on his own work. "Well, yeah, I'm a big Neptunes stan, so it's different for me. I love that album. I f---s with Pharrell and Chad; he's Asian," Tyler said with no filter.
We're not sure how many people actually took the time to acknowledge Pharrell's anniversary, but it's safe to say Tyler was one of a select few -- if not the only one. "I hit him up today like, 'Hey, today's your six-year anniversary!' " Tyler recalled of the conversations he and Skateboard P had earlier Wednesday. "He was like, 'Thanks,' and I was like, 'All right, my n---a.' "
P has also shown love to the OFWGKTA crew: He produced "Sweet Life" on Frank Ocean's recently released Channel Orange album, and he and Tyler have been getting some work in as well. "We did one song," Tyler said. "We started on one song, but we never finished it, but hopefully we get on some other sh--."
What's your favorite song from Pharrell's In My Mind? Let us know in the comments!