Pharrell and Issa Rae

Why you should know about her: Issa Rae is a YouTube superstar, who created the online series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” She's hilarious and groundbreaking, acting in scenes where her self-deprecation becomes educational and light-hearted.

Her life frustrations are relatable, which is one of many reasons Pharrell asked her to make her show a part of his project,