In which would Justin Timberlake be currently if Michael Jackson hadn’t handed on Justified?
In a new job interview on the Revolt Tv podcast Consume Champs, producer Pharrell Williams reminisced with N.O.R.E & DJ EFN about his storied career, such as their “Superthug” collaboration and being rejected by each Prince and Michael Jackson.
“Michael turned us down also,” Pharrell shared, following telling the podcast hosts how Prince handed on one of his tracks.
N.O.R.E. stepped in to share his memory of a get in touch with he had with Pharrell at the time. “You strike me and you claimed, ‘Yo I just sent Michael Jackson some beats,’” he recalled.
“John McClain was his supervisor at the time,” Pharrell ongoing. “We despatched him very significantly all the things y’all are listening to on the Justified album. That is all the Michael stuff.”
Justified is now very best known as Justin Timberlake’s debut 2002 album. But according the Neptunes producer, all but one particular song was at first established for the King of Pop.
“All but one song, they were being all created for Michael,” he reported.
But Jackson wasn’t interested. In its place, he required something additional like Pharrell’s iconic 1998 observe with N.O.R.E.
“John McClain was like, ‘Man Michael really do not want that shit,’” Pharrell remembered. “‘He want that shit you are providing Noreaga….he want that ‘Superthug.’”
In other places in the job interview, Pharrell opened up about his feelings on the Drake vs. Pusha T beef.
Check out out the complete interview under.