You know that Pharrell Williams song with JAY-Z, ‘Frontin”? Back in 2003, it was a BANGER and tbh, it still goes the fuck off.
In a recent interview, Pharrell revealed that the tune wasn’t always meant to be sung by him. He said: “All of my biggest songs were songs that I did with or for other people. Collaboration has always been part of my DNA. And, to be clear and to be honest, songs that I ended up putting out by myself were always songs that I wrote for other people. I made ‘Frontin’ for Prince, and even ‘Happy,’ I wrote that for CeeLo.”
‘Frontin” was Pharrell’s debut solo single and ‘Happy’ won him two GRAMMYs. It serves to be selfish and keep your music to yourself, it seems.