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Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






The Neptunes

Biography

The Neptunes quietly emerged from Virginia Beach at the turn of the century and quickly became the hottest producers within the rap industry, then the entire pop music industry. The peerless duo began their ascendance in the late '90s with a few party-themed hits: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got My Money" (1999), Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass" (2000), and Jay-Z's "I Wanna Love U" (2001). The Neptunes crossed over from rap to pop in 2001 and began producing tracks for the likes of Britney Spears ("I'm a Slave 4 U"), *NSYNC ("Girlfriend"), and Usher ("U Don't Have to Call"). In addition to these pop stars, the duo continued producing hits for the biggest names in rap, working with everyone from LL Cool J ("Luv U Better") and Busta Rhymes ("Pass the Courvoisier") to Bow Wow ("Take Ya Home") and Nelly ("Hot in Herre"). Furthermore, the Neptunes began their own rap-rock group, N.E.R.D., and presented the hardcore rap duo Clipse. By this point, the duo comprising the Neptunes — Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo — had become the pop-rap industry's most demanded producers, on a par with other big-name producers like Dr. Dre and Timbaland, if not perhaps even supplanting them for a moment in time. Their debut album, Neptunes Present... Clones (2003), confirmed their across-the-board popularity, topping Billboard's album chart and moving roughly 250,000 units during its first week. Amid all of this success, they continued to churn out hits, most notably alongside Justin Timberlake ("Rock Your Body") and Snoop Dogg ("Beautiful") as well as for their longtime standbys (Jay-Z's "Excuse Me Miss") and even themselves (Pharrell's "Frontin'").

Top Albums

The Neptunes Present... Clones, The Neptunes
1. The Neptunes..
Hell Hath No Fury, Clipse
2. Hell Hath No..
Prince of the South...The Hits, Mystikal
3. Prince of th..
Like Mike (Music from the Motion Picture)
4. Like Mike (M..
So So Def Presents: Definition of a Remix (Featuring Jermaine Dupri and Jagged Edge) [This Is the Remix]
5. So So Def Pr..
Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection, Toni Braxton
6. Un-Break My ..
Instructions, Jermaine Dupri
7. Instructions
X.O. Experience, Tha Liks
8. X.O. Experie..
So So Def Presents: Definition of a Remix (Featuring Jermaine Dupri and Jagged Edge) [This Is the Remix]
9. So So Def Pr..
X.O. Experience, Tha Liks
10. X.O. Experie..
Davey Jone's House Band, The Neptunes
11. Davey Jone's..
Instructions, Jermaine Dupri
12. Instructions
I'm Good (feat. Pharrell Williams) - Single, Clipse
13. I'm Good (fe..
Mr. Me Too (feat. Pharrell Williams) - Single, Clipse
14. Mr. Me Too (..
It Ain't Safe No More. . . (feat. Carl Thomas, Carl Thomas, Meka, Meka, Rah Digga, Rah Digga, Rampage, Rampage, Sean Paul, Spliff Star, Spliff Star, Spliff Star & Spliff Star), Busta Rhymes
15. It Ain't Saf..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
DiddySaga Continues...3:54$1.29
2.
IntroNeptunes Present... Clones0:26$0.99
3.
This My LoveHighway of Hits, Vol. 32:10$0.99
4.
I'm Coming HomePop, Bop, & Doo-Wop Vol..2:12$0.99
5.
Breaking SurfaceDavey Jone's House Band4:07$0.99
6.
Minor SurfDavey Jone's House Band1:54$0.99
7.
Full Color MojoDavey Jone's House Band2:40$0.99
8.
Wake Up MilesDavey Jone's House Band4:00$0.99
9.
Attack of the Aqua MarinesDavey Jone's House Band3:12$0.99
10.
Mid Town SwellDavey Jone's House Band2:04$0.99
11.
Bethany Rides AgainDavey Jone's House Band2:47$0.99
12.
Bikini BlancaDavey Jone's House Band1:58$0.99
13.
T-Minus-5Davey Jone's House Band4:35$0.99
14.
Surf CoasterDavey Jone's House Band3:00$0.99
15.
Mermaid In HeavenDavey Jone's House Band2:35$0.99
16.
Dame AnushkaDavey Jone's House Band2:00$0.99
17.
I Don't Cry AnymoreSoul Review Volume 102:04$0.99
18.
Do It for YouHouston We Have a Problem S..4:13$0.99
19.
In Your Arms Tonight3D4:24$0.99

Top Music Videos

I'm a Slave 4 U, Britney Spears
1. I'm a Slave 4 ..
Did It Again, Shakira
2. Did It Again
Like I Love You, Justin Timberlake
3. Like I Love Yo..
U Don't Have to Call, Usher
4. U Don't Have t..
Milkshake, Kelis
5. Milkshake
Boys, Britney Spears
6. Boys
Lo Hecho Está Hecho, Shakira
7. Lo Hecho Está..
I'm a Slave 4 U, Britney Spears
8. I'm a Slave 4 ..
Shake It Fast, Mystikal
9. Shake It Fast
Hit the Freeway, Toni Braxton featuring Loon
10. Hit the Freewa..
Like I Love You, Justin Timberlake
11. Like I Love Yo..
I'm Beamin', Lupe Fiasco
12. I'm Beamin'
Tit 4 Tat (feat. Pharrell), Fabolous
13. Tit 4 Tat (fea..
Mr. Me Too (Semi-Clean Version) [feat. Pharrell Williams], Clipse
14. Mr. Me Too (Se..
Danger (Been So Long) [feat. Nivea], Mystical
15. Danger (Been S..
Wamp Wamp (What It Do) [feat. Slim Thug], Clipse
16. Wamp Wamp (Wha..
Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall), Mystikal
17. Bouncin' Back ..
Sympathy For the Devil (The Neptunes Remix), The Rolling Stones
18. Sympathy For t..
I'm Beamin, Lupe Fiasco
19. I'm Beamin
She Wants to Move, N.E.R.D
20. She Wants to M..


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