Hybrid Theory really played a part for me, that's the album I'd listen to when I needed to get over things, damn. This is so crazy - I wish I could've heard One Step Closer and Points of Authority live. And hope his family is ok - can't imagine how they and Mike Shinoda would be feeling right now
Nah man I'm 99% sure its chopped. I've A/B'd Blurred Lines versus the sample and it's the exact same.
It's definitely Pharrell. He's done that noise so many times even from the 90's until now. Just watch studio session videos or old performances and interviews. He used to always make that sound when he was excited