Tyler, the Creator Says Pharrell’s ‘In My Mind’ Changed His Life

By Robyn Collins

Tyler, The Creator credits Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams for his success. On the tenth anniversary to the day of the release of Pharell’s In My Mind, the rapper delivered a glowing, all-caps essay on his Facebook page. He goes into detail about the ways that William’s work shaped who he is and what he has been able to accomplish.

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From Williams’ music to his other business interests, a young Tyler, The Creator began to study the work of his hero.

In the essay, he writes, I was an optimistic kid, always daydreaming and setting goals so I felt you were directly speaking to me…10 years later, I am now a man who has found success in many things, running businesses, a young entrepreneur, all because I believed you when you said I could.”

Read the complete essay here.

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