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The Price Of Pharrell’s Bars [#7 of Top 10 Producers Turned Rappers]

The transition from hip-hop maestro to rap artist is a tough one, and not everyone can master it. But when it comes to getting down on the mic, some beatsmiths just have the gift of gab. With Kanye West making the successful leap from soulful in-house producer to one of the game’s most respected (and controversial) voices on the mic, XXL felt it only right to count down the best 10 producers turned rappers of all time in the October 2010 issue, which is on stands now.

Coming in at No. 7 is Pharrell Williams, who set trends when he name drops clothing brands and expensive trinkets in his verses. Be sure to pick up the October issue to get the full write up on the Virginia native and how he earned his spot. But for now, here’s the dollar amount behind 5 of Pharrell’s priciest bars.

Pharrell’s “You Can Do It Too”
“I ordered the Phantom Coupé, that’s smoke-pipe gray/And the interior was like crack-rock beige.”
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé ($400,000) + Large Crack Rock ($40) = $400,040

Pharrell’s “Can I Have It Like That”
“From Louis deals to Jimmy Choos, he’s real/She knows the time, she sees the Richard Mille/Flat double-skeletal Tourbillon/It’s just like her body, ooh, it turns her on.”
Richard Mille Tourbillon Watch = $500,000

Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
“See these ice cubes, see these Ice Creams/Eligible bachelor, million-dollar boat that whiter than what’s spilling down your throat/The Phantom, exterior like fish eggs/The interior like suicide-wrist red.”
Boat ($1,000,000) + Ice Cream Sneakers ($200) + Rolls-Royce Phantom ($450,000) = $1,450,000

Pharrell’s “How Does It Feel”
“Now the Enzo doors go up like a DeLo-/Rean, same song sung from my man Nigo SLR/When the doors go up, it’s like a fresh L jar.”
DeLorean DMC-12 ($25,000) + Ferrari Enzo ($1,000,000) + Mercedes Benz SLR ($495,000) = $1,520,000

Kelis’s “Milkshake (Remix)”
“Yeah, nigga, see me in the air, nigga/Learjet, then I’m there, nigga/A G somethin’, and I’m coastin’/Hit a bird out the sky, see him closin’ to the ocean/Yeah, nigga, I wear Bathing Ape, not Air, nigga/It’s like five hundred for a pair, nigga.”
Learjet (4,000,000) + Bathing Ape Sneaker ($500) =$4,000,500


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