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GQ, US,April 29, 2019

Rick Rubin connected with Pharrell Williams over Zoom recently to talk through and listen to some of the biggest hits from Pharrell’s illustrious career. They chat about what Pharrell is currently working on (Rihanna!), the French powdered drink mix that helped P write “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk, and why Pharrell thinks he sounds like a sick billy goat on the hook for Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful.”

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Hear all the songs Pharrell mentioned in the episode, along with his favorite Neptunes-produced tracks HERE — you can also enjoy a playlist of some of Pharrell’s favorite songs as told to Rick Rubin HERE — enjoy!

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