Being a premier pop star for over a decade has its perks. For one, an hour seems almost too short when almost all your songs, spanning from hip-hop to electro-disco and funk, land as crowd favorites. For another, it gives you the industrial muscle power to pull off one of the most celebrity-studded sets of the weekend.
Donning his now-famous hat, which has grown its own ego, Pharrell had his wide array of talents on display, rapping some of his earlier hip-hop hits, and dancing and singing along to his lighter, recent material.
Pharrell's collective, the army of guests everyone had come to expect following the first weekend’s star fest, this time around consisted of the likes of Pusha T, Busta Rhymes, Usher and TI, who managed to get “Blurred Lines” stuck in everybody’s head again.
Oh, and also guest starring was a guy named Sean Carter, better known as Jay Z, who arrived about an hour before rapper Nas’ set, to drop a few bars with Pharrell. The pair’s combined delivery was probably the zenith of the performance, although it was hard to make out its sound sometimes over the continuous screaming for Hov.
Visually, the set was just as alive, with a vibrant animated cartoon video on the big screen, Broadway-like choreography throughout and a surprise appearance by dance group Jabbawockeez.
With a grand, over-the-top, showy set that satisfied a crowd hungry for star power, the future looks big for Pharrell.