Pharrell Williams to Serve as Musical Consultant for Academy Awards

Rap has had some wins at the Academy Awards in recent years, with Eminem and Three 6 Mafia taking home Oscars, but now hip-hop is getting recognized in a different way. For this year’s show, Pharrell Williams will team with German composer Hans Zimmer to serve as musical consultant.

“Hans is one of the most accomplished and creative film composers of our time, and Pharrell is a phenomenal songwriter with an amazing list of credits,” said awards show producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, according to MTV. “This is an exciting and prestigious collaboration that promises to take the audience on a musical journey.”

This is not Pharrell’s first foray into the movie world, as he has had his music included in movies like Despicable Me, Fast & Furious, The Brave One, Knocked Up and Mean Girls.

Zimmer has a lengthy career composing scores for films, as he’s had his hand in over 100 pictures, including last year’s Inception.

Pharrell recently collaborated with T.I. on the ATLien’s single “Hear Ye, Hear Ye.”

The 84th Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2012. —Adam Fleischer

  • CaponeMOB

    a yo, all you niggaz in XXLMAG. WHY the fuck have yall niggaz NEVER given THREE 6 MAFIA a fuckin XXL COVER? thats gotta be the question of the century. like yall said in the beginning of the article, that THRRE 6 MAFIA won an academy AWARD. what else them niggaz gotta do for them to get a fuckin COVER? they are LIVING LEGENDS.they have countless classic songs,.on top of that,them niggaz were the FIRST BLACK rappers to WIN an academy award. but you niggaz put soulja boy on the cover TWICE,and garbage ass CHINGY? really? where the fuck is chingy at these days?
    you niggaz remind me of the radio stations,that only play certain artist and shit.even THE SOURCE gave them niggaz a cover, you niggaz FAILED.

  • francis nasim

    don’t worry boss.doctor dre,the game,myself,we boxers first.we aint pretty.and me n you pharell,are gonna be like akuma n ryu-i hate everything,but i love you and you know what,since ive been in brooklyn i see people that say they know me,but look behind they eyes and seep the hollowness that exist for miles and miles.