I can hardly believe it has been ten years since I graduated from Modesto Junior College. It’s definitely not Harvard, it’s not even Stanislaus State. But, I’m a proud alumni, like George Lucas and Jeremy Renner before me.
Pharrell was featured on a new song by Colombian Reggaeton singer J. Balvin. The song, “Safari” is produced entirely by the Virginia native and has him singing in Spanish. Unfortunately, Pharrell’s verse isn’t long enough for me to properly assess his fluency in my mother tongue (he does sound better than Kendrick though). Despite that, the verse-and song- serve as an interesting artefact for Spanish language music in popular culture.