WATCH: Lauryn Hill inspires Pharrell Williams to think outside the box with new creative company

Pharrell Williams attends the G-Star RAW Fifth Avenue Store Opening at G-Star RAW Fifth Avenue on June 1, 2016 in New York City. /Musician Lauryn Hill attends the Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania at Plaza Athenee on April 19, 2010 in New York City.Theo Wargo/Getty Images,Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The United Republic of Tanzania

Pharrell Williams created i am OTHER to celebrate individuality and creativity within different facets of the entertainment world, including music, film, technology, television and multimedia. After inspiring the world to get up and be “Happy,” he then wanted to take things a step further by teaching people how to develop their talents and desired crafts.

It turns out, the name for the company was inspired by one of music’s and New Jersey’s greatest artists: Lauryn Hill. A simple conversation with the 41-year-old South Orange native left a lasting impression on the hit record producer and he soon transformed those words into an outlet for endless innovative possibilities.

Find out what the “Ex-Factor” singer told Pharrell below: