Pharrell talks Jay Z’s “Glory”: “It was important for him to stop everything & make a statement”


Super producer Pharell Williams had the honour of working with Jay-Z to create “Glory,” the song which the rapper dedicated to his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. What seemed like a spur of the moment track, being released shortly after her birth, wasn’t such a spontaneous act after all.

According to the Grammy award winning producer, the track had the intent of giving a nod to Stevie Wonder‘s “Isn’t She Lovely” as well as commemorating the arrival of Jigga’s newborn with wife Beyonce Knowles.

“It was something we had planned before it happened, so we were basically waiting,” he said during an interview with MTV News on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. “It was like we wanted to capture a moment in time to commemorate the birth of his baby.”

Creating a song on the arrival of a child isn’t a new thing to Williams, who also dedicated a song to his own baby, Rocket; “I did the same thing with [my baby] Rocket, I’m just more quiet and private about my life.”

“But he and his beautiful wife, they live a different lifestyle and for him it was important for him to stop everything that he had going on and just sort of make statement to his baby and his wife,” he said. “I was honored to be a filmmaker for that beat.”

Listen: Jay Z f/ Blue Ivy Carter – “Glory”

[via HHDX]