To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pharrell’s debut solo album, In My Mind, longtime fan and now friend Tyler, the Creator penned a heartfelt letter directed to his biggest male role model.
“I NEVER HAD BROTHERS,UNCLES OR MY FATHER AROUND SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THE MALE FIGURE I GRAVITATED TO,” he wrote. “ALLOWING ME TO EMBRACE BEING DIFFERENT AND TRUSTING MY IDEAS.”
Tyler even went on to reveal “You Can Do It Too” inspired him to create Odd Future. He also called “I Really Like You” the best song on the album, while saying “Raspy Shit” is the worst song Pharrell ever made: “I HATE THAT SONG SO MUCH YOU ARE SO GROSS FOR THAT.”
Tyler has always been very vocal about how Pharrell’s work has influenced his own, but this special tribute surely takes the cake – happy 10th birthday, In My Mind!