Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
There is a lot of controversy stirring over Kendrick Lamar’s verse in Big Sean’s new track, “Control”. The collaborative track with Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronic turned serious when Kendrick used the second verse to call out some of his competition like Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, and others. Fans turned to twitter saying Kendrick crossed the line, while others say he did the damn thing. Did he go too far or is this friendly reminder just what the game’s all about? Hey, i just see it as friendly competition. Now rappers are coming out the wood works, responding, including Pusha T and Phil Jackson, who tweeted Kendrick "...everyone needs someone to lean on. Let's just call it mentoring." Check out the full track here
Pusha T responded to Kendrick’s verse from his handle, @PUSHA_T tweeting
“I hear u loud and clear my n****... @kendricklamar”