DECODED: Pharrell Williams “Allure” & “Change Clothes” From JAY Z’s “The Black Album”



Pharrell Williams sits down with Life+Times to reflect on the 10-year anniversary of JAY Z‘s The Black Album and producing “Change Clothes” & “Allure.” Skateboard P also touches on his recent work with JAY Z on Magna Carta… Holy Grail and the direction he took on making the Frank Ocean assisted track “Oceans.”

  • Jean Gaston

    10 years already!!! Timeless homie! My favorite Allure is the lenny s. , jus blaze remix from your S. Carter/Reebok promotional CD for the Black album. It is criizaacckkkk! I was bumping that on my way to work the other morning. Keep up the good work Jay. You inspire me to keep going and as I grow older, your accomplishments show me that it is never too late.

  • Natashia Sprinkle

    Fuck man. I loved the Black album. True.

  • Charlotte Allen

    WoW Pharrell! I thought that this was a great way to pay homage to Mr. Carter & The Black Album.
    Pharrell said “If it weren’t true I wouldn’t be able to say that.”
    Enough said Pharrell! I feel you whole heartedly :)

  • Gemini

    Allure is a beautiful song and one of my favorites. The imagery is so vivid: the music that Pharrell creates colorfully, through music, sets the scene and Jay as the storyteller delivers a narrative so well that it connects with the listener on a personal level. You are sitting with someone reflecting on their life and while you may not share the exact same experience, you understand it. You can relate to what that experience means as we each have our own “allure”- that thing in life that can blind you in the pursuit of the perceived perfection of “it” be it love, money, power, notoriety, worthiness, etc.

    If the unexamined life is not worth living, thanks Jay for providing a worthy pause for reflection.

  • Jason Fonceca

    Pharrell + Jay both ‘get’ art, I like to believe that I do too <3

  • Anonymous

    Jay-Z has always been ahead of the curve.
    Life and Times is one of the best curated sites on the Internet.

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