Frontin' For Frontin' , the first single off their upcoming compilation, platinum producers the Neptunes do their the-sparser-the-better, hit-or-miss melody thing over typical thumps. Singing silly… Frontin' For Frontin' , the first single off their upcoming compilation, platinum producers the Neptunes do their the-sparser-the-better, hit-or-miss melody thing over typical thumps. Singing silly… 2003-06-03 Pharrell Williams Jay-Z Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Frontin' (2003)

Pharrell Williams | MIKED PHARRELL Will this Neptune's croon make the ladies swoon?
Image credit: Pharell Williams: Nicholas Burnham/Retna
MIKED PHARRELL Will this Neptune's croon make the ladies swoon?
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2003; Lead Performance: Pharrell Williams; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

For Frontin', the first single off their upcoming compilation, platinum producers the Neptunes do their the-sparser-the-better, hit-or-miss melody thing over typical thumps. Singing silly lead, Pharrell does his tiresome, freaky falsetto thing for, presumably, the ladies. But then, surprisingly, guest rapper Jay-Z's smarmy-smooth, player-for-life thing segues into some seemingly heartfelt settle-down sentiment (Holla back, Beyoncé!). Guess sometimes things DO change.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints