By Jordan Upmalis
For most artists, rumor control typically means shooting gossip down. For Pharrell, it seems to mean picking rumors up and running with them.
When we asked him this week about who he'd like to collaborate with on upcoming projects, Pharrell went right to the rumor mill, saying, "I really wanna do the Strokes. I keep hearing whispers about it in the press, so I'm like, 'Really?!?' You know, 'cause I really wanna do it."
Sure, he's one of the most eclectic artists in the industry, writing, producing, and singing with artists from Kanye to Gwen. But the Strokes? Isn't their sound a little rough around the edges for the super-smooth rapper/producer? Well, Pharrell has already collaborated with Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas (along with Santogold) on a song used by Converse to commemorate the company's 100-year anniversary. "It's almost like it's a commissioned artwork ... that was done, painted and crafted by us," he explained.
When asked whether Julian was interested in making these whispers come true, Pharrell left us in suspense. With a sly smile planted on his face, Pharrell said, "I mean, we've been talking about it. I don't know. We've been talking about it."
So what do you think? Would Pharrell be a good fit for the Strokes? Let us know!