Originally Posted by CaliStyle
1.) how are they 'debassing' themselves choosing Pharrell as the spokesmodel? he has NEVER been associated with the 'rapper' image , how ignorant of you to even refer to Pharrell as a rapper. not every young black male in the industry is a rapper you fool. Pharrell is a music producer, and he has always been a trend setter and is always on the edge of fashion. he is an immaculate dresser. ------------->
Well, yes, Pharrell is a producer, like Kanye, but he is also a rapper, like Kanye. I think I would definitely classify his group N.E.R.D. as rap, not hip hop. Also, the new rapper image is much preppier than it was previously. Just look at Kanye, Common, Jay-Z, even Snoop. These guys commonly wear suits or sweaters over collared shirts and frequently eschew "gangster" clothing. Hell, Nelly even had an album called "Suit."