French Montana stopped by the KarmaloopTV studios to discuss his hustle, the meaning behind Coke Boys, gangster rap, thoughts on Lil’ B, skinny jeans, and much more!
GQ: You and Hans Zimmer are the music consultants for the Oscars. What does that job entail?
Pharrell: We have to reinterpret some of the music for the nominees. We have to do other music as well that is at times new and original and at others borrowing from movie scenes.
GQ: The Academy producers could have hired some stiffs for this, but they picked you two for some much-needed variety. What will you guys do to put your stamp on it?
Pharrell: Well I can’t give but so much away. Because Hans and I have tried to keep it under wraps so that there’s literally no expectation and people are excited about the stuff we’re cooking. We’re thinking beyond the usual standards.
GQ: You worked with Hans on 2010′s Despicable Me. He’s a huge deal in the film and music world. What’s it like to hang and work with him again?
Pharrell: It’s an honor for me because I get to be mentored, creative, and credited for learning under the auspices of somebody like him. I’m always honored when he takes my direction and to have direction come from him. It’s really been this interesting collaborative thing. But for me, secretly, it’s still like school and I love it.
GQ: On Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape you rap, “Black boy scoring his life/ I’m scoring the Oscars.” How excited are you for this opportunity—especially since you’re still essentially a music nerd from Virginia who made it big.
Ricardo Tisci, Givenchy creative director, talks up an interview with Life + Times. An interesting interview speaking on design and music, along with excerpts from his personal life.
Lil Wayne finally gets an interview done by the Canadian interviewer Nardwuar which who is highly known for his encounters with many entertainers such as Kid Cudi, Nas, N.E.R.D., Tyler the Creator, and many more. Having been grown up to listening to Cash Money Records I am a big fan of the music and what questions would pop up in this funky interview. Be sure to check it out as Nicki Minaj lap dances, Rap Snacks, Cat selling are all discussed.