Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pharrell Speaks On Lack Of Talent In The Industry

In a move that's never been done, producer and artist Pharrell Williams has revealed his honest feelings about the current industry - and its painfully obvious lack of talent.
Although he failed to name names, Williams recently called for a change when it comes to marketing artists and the attention paid to their over all aesthetic.

"They do still have the power because they have the marketing dollars," the three time Grammy Award winner told Rest In Beats. "And while all these great social networking sites have a lot of power, they haven't really figured out what to do with it...The last 12 to 15 years, this whole aesthetic thing has just ruined everything...It's just gotten too far. I mean, look, when I was a kid, you understand how many men were, like, balding but they were like the kings of music? It's not about that, it's not about how good your hair grows or like how strong your cheek bones are...Some of the biggest stars from the '80s and '90s weren't the best looking people in the world but they were where the talent was. Actors, actresses, musicans, artists, we gotta get back to that."

In other Pharrell news, the Virginia native made headlines earlier this year when he underwent laser surgery to have his tattoos removed.

"Laser treatment, b*tches," he wrote on his blog. "Extra crispy. See no skin graft here, just pure laser pain."

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