Always good to see folk striving to fulfill that society-art equilibrium. In this interview with CNN, Pharrell (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes, Kelis, The Clipse) talks about getting to a point in his career where he could no longer ignore that ever-loudening voice inside him (update: although a friend reminds me that Pharrell's planned school project hasn't had a brick planted after much talk).
Before the video, here's some new N.E.R.D.:
Hot N' Fun f. Nelly Furtado