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Thread started 09/11/18 7:59pm

williamb610

Pharrell says he wrote his song "Frontin" for Prince

We all know the true Prince song he wrote that Prince should have been on was "Change Clothes"!

I don't know how to link the article.

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"All of my biggest songs were songs that I did with or for other people. Collaboration has always been part of my DNA." He said, "and, to be clear and to be honest, songs that I ended up putting out by myself were always songs that I wrote for other people. I made ‘Frontin’ for Prince, and even ‘Happy’, I wrote that for CeeLo [Green]."

Despite the two singles having major success, it seems as if Pharrell would still be curious in hearing how those two records, in particular, would've sounded if they were sung by the people they were initially meant for.

"Still to this day I feel like CeeLo would have done a much better job on ‘Happy’ than me," he said. "And imagine if Prince had sung ‘Frontin’? I mean, come on!

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Reply #1 posted 09/12/18 1:51am

jaawwnn

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Sounds like a fundamental misunderstanding on how Prince worked if you think he's gonna sing your song.

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Reply #2 posted 09/12/18 6:45am

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But he ended up performing it himself sounding like Miss Piggy. I can't imagine P singing Frontin' or Change Clothes, but I can imagine Cee-Lo pre-blacklist scoring a hit with Happy.

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Reply #3 posted 09/12/18 9:18am

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When I had first heard the song immediately thought it was a "prince" song and then years later I read that he wrote it for Prince. Yeah this is reported on about a decade ago
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Reply #4 posted 09/12/18 6:31pm

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A friend of mine heard "Frontin"and said Prince should have sung that. I disagreed and I'm glad Prince rejected it. Although I do admire Pharrell and he was a pleasure down to earth man to meet.

Prince ALWAYS stayed true to himself as an artist.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #5 posted 09/12/18 7:00pm

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I don't see in the article where he offered it to Prince and Prince rejected it. It just said he had Prince in mind when he wrote the song.

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Reply #6 posted 09/12/18 7:03pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

But he ended up performing it himself sounding like Miss Piggy. I can't imagine P singing Frontin' or Change Clothes, but I can imagine Cee-Lo pre-blacklist scoring a hit with Happy.

wait, what?? please explain. thanks

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Reply #7 posted 09/12/18 8:51pm

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Yeah, and Timberlakes first solo with songs from him/neptunes were offered to MJ (who rejected them).

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #8 posted 09/13/18 9:22am

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datdude said:

StrangeButTrue said:

But he ended up performing it himself sounding like Miss Piggy. I can't imagine P singing Frontin' or Change Clothes, but I can imagine Cee-Lo pre-blacklist scoring a hit with Happy.

wait, what?? please explain. thanks

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Jul 28, 2017 - Singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink two years ago.

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/18 9:27am

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StrangeButTrue said:

datdude said:

wait, what?? please explain. thanks

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Jul 28, 2017 - Singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink two years ago.

Cee-lo has most definitely been blacklisted. His career has NEVER been the same since. It's sad because he is very gifted vocally and a great songwriter. But I'm glad he attended Prince's last performance and talked to him before he entered "The afterlife".

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #10 posted 09/13/18 10:49am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

StrangeButTrue said:

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Jul 28, 2017 - Singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink two years ago.

Cee-lo has most definitely been blacklisted. His career has NEVER been the same since. It's sad because he is very gifted vocally and a great songwriter. But I'm glad he attended Prince's last performance and talked to him before he entered Prince afterlife.

Yeah lets celebrate dude who says "if it was rape, theyd remember!" all because he got a chance to talk to Prince

youre weird and dangerous

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #11 posted 09/13/18 11:35am

PennyPurple

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Cee Lo gets the Prince side eye

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Reply #12 posted 09/13/18 12:17pm

ChocolateBox31
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rdhull said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Cee-lo has most definitely been blacklisted. His career has NEVER been the same since. It's sad because he is very gifted vocally and a great songwriter. But I'm glad he attended Prince's last performance and talked to him before he entered The afterlife.

Yeah lets celebrate dude who says "if it was rape, theyd remember!" all because he got a chance to talk to Prince

youre weird and dangerous

I didn't say anything even close to that about his situation or antics.

If U can't address me with RESPECT or in a positive manner don't address me at all!

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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