Pharrell Williams — performer, songwriter, producer, designer and entrepreneur — sat down for a rare, in-depth, career retrospective discussion with Jason King, professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and host of NPR Music’s R&B channel “I”ll Take You There.” The conversation took place on Monday, Oct. 26 at New York City’s Town Hall.

King moderated a freewheeling and in-depth discussion on Pharrell’s legacy of creativity, blending music, fashion, design and his singular style, from his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach in the early ’90s through the hits that earned him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010 to his current status as multi-media superstar.

CREDITS
Host: Jason King; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Producer: Saidah Blount; Videographers: Christopher Parks, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Special Thanks: The Town Hall, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann