Pharrell Williams: Man of eclectic tastes

As half of the multiplatinum-selling hip-hop producer duo the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams has crafted chart-topping hits for a constellation of pop stars, including Britney Spears, Nelly, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg, to name just a few. The Virginia native's half-rap/half-R&B; debut solo album, "In My Mind," came out last month. He talked about his own pop-culture consumption recently with Chris Lee.

ON THE iPOD

I have not listened to my iPod in a minute, but I have been listening to a lot of Gnarls Barkley and Tom Vek.

FOR THE COMMUTE

Thom Yorke's solo record ["The Eraser"].

BED STAND READING

"The Gods of Eden" by William Bramley. And I've been reading "NLP: The New Technology of Achievement" edited by Steve Andreas and Charles Faulkner. Neuro-linguistic programming is incredible! It's a science of the mind. It teaches you exercises and methods for positive thinking reinforcement. I swear by it. It changed my life.

INTERNET FAVORITES

Have you seen [pro-skateboarder] Terry Kennedy's MySpace page? [www.myspace.com/terrykennedy]

IN THE NETFLIX QUEUE

I'm always watching Disney cartoons: "Bambi," "Snow White," "The Incredibles" and "Toy Story." It's life altering, that [stuff].

TiVo PICKS

I'm a Cartoon Network fan. And Boomerang. That's the throwback channel for cartoons. So I'm TiVo-ing "The Jetsons" and "The Smurfs." I'm all the way a Smurfs fan.

GUILTY PLEASURE

Fresh baked vanilla cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery in New York City.

NO POP CULTURE THING?

Naw.

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