1: Full name 2: Zodiac sign 3: 3 Fears 4: 3 things I love 5: 4 turns on 6: 4 turns off 7: My best friend 8: Sexual orientation 9: My best first date 10: How tall am I 11: What do I miss 12: What time was I born 13: Favourite color 14: Do I have a crush 15: Favourite…
Spoken Phor’s sophomore mix tape “Aries Twenty-Two: Quarter Moon” produced by AG & The AveNJerz, sponsored by ReeLife and Viral Status. Includes guest production by HiFadility, Joey Trife, Sketcho, B.A.R.S., Chase N. Cashe, Exile Beats & Motion Picture; production and writing credits also attributed to A. A. Graham, H. W. Jackson, D. Breland, C. Desravines, J. Harris and S. Spence. Artwork created by Viral Status Magazine. Mixtape for promotional use only.
I’ve always been a massive fan of Pharrell. As well as producing some of the finest tracks of the 2000s as part of The Neptunes, he’s just so cool (as I’m sure you’ll notice in this hilarious popworld interview). Add to the fact that he’s one third of the amazing N*E*R*D and I pretty much love the guy.
“Frontin’” is yet another one of those tracks that was around when I was getting into music. At first I thought Pharrell’s voice was really funny when I heard the track, but I grew to love the song and his falsetto as well. On this laid back R&B track with its great Neptunes production, Pharell’s vocals are in fact the highlight along with Jigga’s verse, which always amuses me with the ‘for-real’ wordplay (Because it sounds like ‘Pharrell’, geddit?).
I was always disappointed that this only ended up on The Neptunes “Clones” album, and we never got a solo album at the time - but I’m glad that Pharrell did what he said he wouldn’t and released his debut solo album “In My Mind” in 2005. It’s a pity we didn’t even get this as a Japanese bonus track on the LP, but as a standalone song it’s pretty great in its own right and pretty darn underrated.
If you want to hear another take on the song check out the Jamie Cullen version. It’s way different, but I love it as well.