Ian Luna: Much ink has been spilled in analyzing your approach, especially in comparison to the work of DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, J Dilla, Madlib, 9th Wonder, Just Blaze and RZA... Whose work did you find was the most compelling or challenging?
Pharrell Williams: Oh, all of the above.
IL: All of the above?
PW: Yeah, I mean because it's not a fabric when there's only one thread. You must consider all of the threads that make it up for it to be a fabric. And that's what we are. The music industry is really one big quilt...
IL: I want to commend you. That description of hip-hop music production is probably the most generous anybody's ever put it.
PW: Well thank you.