Does Pharrell Ghost Produce and Ghost Write?


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    There's an interview he did recently with Radio One... when speaking about what would happen if he made a bad song with One Direction he kind of hinted that he would go uncredited if he didn't like the result.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29594150

    that made me think, do you reckon he's done that before?



  • I don't know but there's a lot of bad songs that he's credited for where maybe he shouldn't have taken credit



  • this is a very interesting concept, but i tend to think this hasn't happened. even if a song is trash the artist or label execs would probably want to add pharrell's name to the credits in order to draw extra attention to the song/album in order to get some extra sales.

    i suppose if he had an idea, gave it to an artist, and they tweaked/changed it to the point where it no longer sounded like his original idea, then this could have happened. but at that point, would it even be considered a pharrell song anymore?



  • I personally think Pharrell's ego is too big to go uncredited (even with his new humble facade), he's not the Neptune you should be asking the ghost producing question about.



  • Is there one single reason Pharrell and One Direction should work together other than 'hey they're popular, he is too. they should work together!' seems like a terrible idea...



  • Metatron



  • Early on in his career, I'm sure he did a lot of stuff that went uncredited.



  • I thought early on in his career he did a lot of ghost production with Puffy. Wouldn't be surprised if you look back at Puff's stuff from mid-late 90s, and saw a lot of ghost production from Neptunes.



  • Is Pharell actually gonna work with one direction?



  • @Andre_1975 Partners For Life is the best response for that one.



  • @Neonep how?



  • @Rafito I bought Press Play and on the back of the album on the tracklist the song only says Feat. Jamie Foxx when Pharrell clearly sang on the hook.



  • Ghostwriting/producing means no P. Williams writing credit, no Produced by PW or The Neps, these were still in the credits tho.


  • Staff

    @Neonep Pharrell doesn't get credit for 70% of his vocal features. That's intentional, he doesn't want to take away from the artists work.

    Not the same thing as ghost writing though.



  • @Mavis All I was replying to was the comment about Pharrell's ego being to big to go uncredited with that simple example.I wasn't talking about anything else.


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