Neptunes producer, slash NERD member, Pharrell Williams recently spoke about hip hop newcomers Odd Future and how he missed out on a chance to sign them.
"I was on my tour bus and my homeboy Scott Vener was like, 'Yo, you got to hear these kids called Odd Future. It's this kid Tyler, the Creator. This sh*t is dope. You should sign them.' It's funny because I was just bumping their sh*t and looking at all [Tyler's] YouTubes, you know, where the songs were uploaded on YouTube, just listening to it. And then I found [their manager] Chris Clancy and by the time I found Chris, they were already talking about signing — I missed that boat. I was mad as sh*t but I'm happy because Clancy's idea to have them as the youngest in charge doing their own sh*t — just all of the stuff I always preach about, he was very head strong about making sure they did that. It had nothing to do with me but it was just interesting to see some sh*t that I had said and things I wanted to see happen were actually happening. Young kids deciding they wanted to do music their way, some sh*t they want to say and just take their destiny by the horns and just go." (Sucker Free)
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