Just a few days after collaborating in the studio for the first time, Pharrell and Lil Uzi Vert spoke with Scott Vener about what they worked on together on OTHERtone on Beats 1 Radio. “My first time meeting him was the other day in the studio,” Pharrell admits. “I’ve been sort of seeing him just do shit on the scene, and he struck me as a guy that’s just not thinking about any kind of rules. Just doing what he likes, good, bad, or ugly. He don’t care, and that I can relate to.”
As for what to expect out of their studio session together, Pharrell says the beats reflect “the newer zones that I’m in.” “He’s kinda getting, like, that super fresh iteration of where I am, and where some of our stuff is right now,” Pharrell said. Uzi responded to P’s description of this new sound with one word: “Nuts.”
Lil Uzi Vert also went into being a fan of Marilyn Manson, as well as divulging what purchases he has made since amassing his fortune.
The group also opened up about the passing of Prodigy of Mobb Depp at the age of 42. While Pharrell recalls seeing plenty of fights to “Shook Ones, Pt. II,” Lil Uzi Vert has a completely different memory associated to that song. “I got a beating to that song before, I can remember that,” he confessed.
You can listen to the entire episode here.