Pharrell talks Teddy Riley’s impact on The Neptunes, having beats rejected by Michael Jackson & more w/ Steve Stoute [Video]

After sitting down with the Jigga Man, marketing supremo Steve Stoute and HuffPost Black Voices have now released Stoute’s sit down with Pharrell Williams. During their chat Skateboard P talked about super producer and fellow V.A native Teddy Riley and the influence he and his music had both him and Neptunes partner, Chad Hugo, as well as discussed being crushed when his beats for the late great Michael Jackson were rejected because MJ wanted music that sounded like NORE‘s Neptunes produced classic “Super Thug.”

“I have been telling him, ‘Yo, I got these Michael records [that I did for Michael].’ And I’ll never forget Michael’s manager saying, ‘Yo, Michael wants some “Superthug!”‘ And I was like, ‘What?’… I remember being so baffled and so crushed, ’cause he still is my idol.”

The Grammy Award winning producer also discussed not being aware of his impact on music. “For the most part, thats why I didn’t notice it because I never thought that I was stamping anything or I was pioneering anything.”

Watch… Steve Stoute x Pharrell Interview: Part One

Watch… Steve Stoute x Pharrell Interview: Part Two

Watch… Steve Stoute x Pharrell Interview: Part Three

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