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Snoop Dogg – Bush (Six Neptunes Tracks) (2015), California Roll feat. Pharrell & Stevie Wonder (15’)

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So the Snoop Dogg Project ‘Bush’ is finally out, and features almost on every tune Pharrell and Charlie Wilson. And the much hyped tune of the album, the Stevie Wonder collaboration is finally out for us listeners to see what the whole buzz is all about and since the album leaked on the net, the i am OTHER team revealed that ‘California Roll’ will be the next single.

California Roll’ pretty much stands out of the whole album and is also a recycled beat from a previous Neptunes session. One of the most talked tune on the forum is ‘R U A Freak’ which should be also a single if you’re asking me, because it sounds pretty much like ‘Let’s Get Blown Part 2’, but my favourite tune on the album is ‘Run Away’ featuring Gwen Stefani,

And a big thanks to matty for giving us the Official Credits to the album, which has surprisingly Chad Hugo credited on 6 Tracks and is safe to say it’s produced by The Neptunes. If you’re wondering why they didn’t called it as produced by The Neptunes, it’s probably because of the promotion use of Pharrell’s name for this project. Check out all credits below Including Snoop Dogg’s next single ‘California Roll’ and make sure to cop the album on iTunes.

Snoop Dogg – California Roll feat. Pharrell & Stevie Wonder (15’)

Snoop Dogg Bush (2015)
Snoop Dogg – Bush (2015)
Executive Producer: Pharrell Williams
Published by My Own Chit Publishing / EMI Blackwood Music, Inc (BMI), EMI April Music, Inc.
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Recorded, Digital Editing and Arrangement by Andrew Coleman and Mike Larson for
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Mixed by Mick Guzauski at Mick’s Room, Woodland Hills CA., and Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA.
01 – California Roll feat. Pharrell & Stevie Wonder
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Harmonica performed by Stevie Wonder
Acoustic and Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Pharrell Williams
02 – This City feat. Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams, Kelly Sheehan
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson and Kelly Sheehan
03 – R U A Freak feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson and Rhea Dummett
04 – Awake feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Moog performed by Andrew Coleman
Electric Guitar performed by Andrew Coleman
Background Vocals by Charlie Wilson and Pharrell Williams
05 – So Many Pros feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Rhea Dummett
06 – Peaches N Cream feat. Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams, Cornell Haynes, Jr., Robert Ginyard, Jr., George Clinton, Walter Morrison, Garry Shider, Mary Brockert
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Electric Guitar by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Nelly, Pharrell Williams and Rhea Dummett
Contains portions of “It Takes Two” written by Robert Ginyard. Jr., “One Nation Under A Groove”
Written by George Clinton, “I Need Your Lovin” Written by Mary Brockert
07 – Edibles feat. T.I.
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris, Jr., Ted Chung
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Additional Production by Chad Hugo
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson
08 – I Knew That
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson, Pharrell Williams and Rhea Dummett
09 – Run Away feat. Pharrell & Gwen Stefani
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams, Brent Paschke
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Electric Guitar performed by Brent Paschke
Background Vocals performed by Rhea Dummett
Claps and Additional Vocals performed by Pharrell Williams, Helen Williams, Fattima Robinson, Phi Hollinger and Rhea Dummett
10 – I’m Ya Dogg feat. Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross & Charlie Wilson
Written by Calvin Broadus, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Duckworth, William Roberts
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Background Vocals performed by Charlie Wilson and Rhea Dummett

Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams – Bush (Track By Track) (2015)

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Origin Stories: The Neptunes

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By Chris Williams. Early tales from the world of Pharrell and Chad. Over the past 20 years, Virginia has been a hotbed of musical innovation. Missy Elliott. Timbaland. The Neptunes. Teddy Riley. D’Angelo. Over the past month, Chris Williams has taken an in-depth look at this area of the United States, examining why it’s birthed such talent.

In part one of our series; we discussed the origins of Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Part two featured an interview with Teddy Riley about his years in the area. In part three, we discussed the origins of Michael “D’Angelo” Archer. The final installment of this special series sees Chris Williams sitting down with Gene “No Malice” Thornton, one half of the rap duo the Clipse, Tammy Lucas, a singer and songwriter, and Shaquan “Skillz” Lewis, an MC and ghostwriter, to discuss their relationships with The Neptunes at the beginning of their career, thanks to Spaceman.

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Advice From The Neptunes In 2004


The Neptunes sat down with Dynamic Producer to answer questions from aspiring music producers back in 2004, check it out.

Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros (Behind The Scenes) (2015)

Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros feat. Pharrell & Charlie Wilson (Official Video) (2015) (Produced By The Neptunes)

Snoop Dogg just dropped his second single from his upcoming collaborative album wth Pharrell titled ‘Bush’, and the first thing you notice on the tune is, CHAD HUGO worked on the tune also and is credited as co-produced, and it’s safe to tag it as ‘Produced By The Neptunes’. The Timbaland Fans should recognize this tune as ‘Been It’.

Which was planned to drop as Timbaland’s first single to his scrapped ‘Shock Value 3’ album that was supposed to drop back in 2013, and they even shot the video for it, but it didn’t make the final cut. The first version features also Justin Timberlake on the tune, but the final version has Charlie Wilson and Pharrell on the vocals, check out the Official Video above directed by Francois Rousselet.

Timbaland – Been It feat. Pharrell & Justin Timberlake (Live) (13′)

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GrandStyolz x The Neptunes Pictures From 2008 In Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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Forum Member GrandStyolz managed to make this amazing phots by The Neptunes back in 2008 in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan, check them out below.

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Retro Neptjuuuuns !

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Thanks to CAndersen3.

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The Neptunes: Birth Of Planet Star Trak Presented By A.T.M.S. (2015)

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Check out this great mix of Neptunes Best tunes by Abstrakt The Music Snob.

The Neptunes – Birth of Planet Star Trak – Presented by A.T.M.S. – 2015 by Abstrakt The Music Snob on Mixcloud

Jim Chelius’ The Neptunes Painting

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The Neptunes Are Doing The Music For The New Spongebob Squarepants Movie

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Yes, you are reading right, The Neptunes are working on the new Spongebob Squarepants Movie which will be out next year on February 6th. Check out this article where they confirmed working on the project. “With “The Voice” still in production, Williams is poised to resume doing what he always does: helming a dizzying array of sessions.He’s committed to producing Snoop’s next album from top to bottom, and he and Hugo are making music for the upcoming “SpongeBob SquarePants” feature.

“We’re trying not to think too much in a cartoon sense,” Hugo says, “but more just like a psychedelic, otherworldy type of thing. If you want to draw a parallel, maybe think of what the Beatles did with ‘Yellow Submarine.’” His partnership with composer Hans Zimmer has already begun to yield impressive fruit and he still has a fashion line, a record label and a charity, From One Hand To Another, to keep him occupied.”

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“There’s always a flow to human activity,” Williams says. “If you stare out at it long enough you can see where it’s going, but you don’t have to go where it goes, that’s the beauty of life. You can go wherever you want to go. As long as you’re armed with that information and remain curious, you can do some really interesting things.” Can’t wait to hear this!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water (2015) (Official Trailer)

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How Pharrell Revived Snoop Dogg’s Career With ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’

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By Julian Kimble. A decade after The Neptunes had us all mimicking the mouth clicks of “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” VIBE remembers the album that cemented the magical chemistry shared between Snoop and Skateboard P. Some artists and producers unite to form unstoppable forces.

Nas and DJ Premier had amazing chemistry during the ‘90s, yet successful sound. Then, of course, there’s the curious case of Kanye West and… himself. During the early 2000s, one such combination was forged, and it was like Stephen Curry at the free throw line: Automatic. That combination is Snoop Dogg and The Neptunes.

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Fefe Dobson – In The Kissah (The Neptunes) (06′)

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Back in 2005, I was reading on Brent Paschke’s Myspace Page that he was working with the Canadian songwriter and recording artist Fefe Dobson on her Second Studio album, where he commented that he did the guitar on one of Chad and Pharrell’s production for Fefe Dobson. So, 3 years later, her album ‘Sunday Love’ leaked on the net without any information whether The Neptunes track made the cut or not, so I had to check it out myself to see if the tune made the cut.

Originally slated for release in 2005, the release date was pushed back a number of times by Island Records before its eventual cancellation. After checkin’ the album out, I thought the whole time, that The Neptunes track from the album was always ‘If I Was a Guy’, but thanks to Forum Member Skletch and Seven Years of waiting, Fefe Dobson’s album ‘Sunday Love’ officialy released digitally on the iTunes Store on December 18, 2012, with some new tunes which has The Neptunes track that Brent Paschke and The Neptunes worked on, which is called ‘In The Kissah’, you can check it out below.

Fefe Dobson – In The Kissah (06′)

N.O.R.E. Details Pharrell Bond, Says Michael Jackson Wanted ‘Super Thug’ Beat, Big Tigger Doubted The Neptunes

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By Andres Tardio. Noreaga explains how his relationship with Pharrell Williams has remained strong since 1998’s “SuperThug,” despite doubters and naysayers trying to come between them. Pharrell may be one of the most acclaimed producers in the industry, but not everyone believed in the beatsmith when he emerged in the late 1990s as a member of The Neptunes.

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N.O.R.E., who’s had success with Pharrell since 1998’s “Super Thug,” which was produced by The Neptunes, was one of the producer’s early supporters. He enlisted The Neptunes for his self-titled debut solo album. Their “Super Thug” collaboration would become one of the year’s most popular Rap singles. The song also marked the first time that The Neptunes earned notoriety for its production, something Noreaga recalls with joy.

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Eve – The Beat Is So Crazy feat. Pharrell & Madonna (The Neptunes) (07’)

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So the tune features Madonna on the hook and Pharrell on the bridge and I remember reading about this tune years ago, when Eve said that she sang the first time in her life on a record and it’s produced by The Neptunes. Talking about the beat, it’s straight up from the Hard Candy era but It has that Kelis feel all over the tune., and I think the guitar at the very end is played by Madonna herself.

This tune has been recorded for Eve‘s ‘Here I Am’ album, but it has been crapped as we know. According to DrownedMadonna.com, originally, Madonna wrote and recorded The Beat Is So Crazy with Pharrell, but then she decided to sell it to Eve and did this sort of duet, check out the tune below, as well as the other Neptunes tune with Eve thanks to Marsguo.

Eve – The Beat Is So Crazy feat. Pharrell & Madonna (The Neptunes) (07’)

Eve – All Night Long (Live) (08′)

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Kid Sister Has The Neptunes On New Mixtape

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There’s a reason Gossip Wolf has been repping for Chicago-bred singer and rapper Kid Sister since column number one in 2010—she rules the school! Now based in LA, she reached out to us on Twitter a few days ago with tidbits about her new album, which should drop in the next few days. (It’s a mixtape, her first since Fool’s Gold released Kiss Kiss Kiss in 2011.)

She wouldn’t tell us what it’s called or who’s putting it out, but she did say that she wrote her own string charts for a disco-fied track produced by The Neptunes. We can’t wait to hear that awesomeness for ourselves. She has been with The Neptunes in the studio back in August 1st, 2008, but it never made it on an official release.

“I’m recording with Pharrell, That is what dreams are made of. Pharrell fucking Williams. I mean, listen to his songs. I’m just working hard, I’m not rushing, but I always work hard, you know? For someone who does what I do, compared to my peers, I’m really anal. I’m really a perfectionist. Like, this shit better be right. I think it was because how I was raised—if you don’t do it right, don’t do it at all.” Stay tuned for more information, thanks to menamearenick.

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Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here (Demo) (02’)

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“Mr Benjamin Wright playing the first cut of strings for Justin Timberlake’s “Take It From Here” wow! @juh_mile”

Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here (02′)

Justin Timberlake – Take It From Here feat. Pharrell (The Session) (The Neptunes) (02′)

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Fool’s Gold Foolcast 46 (The Neptunes VS. Timbaland Megamix) (2014)

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Charles Hamilton – Hyperspeed (The Neptunes) (08′)

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After Six Years of waiting, we finally get to hear the collaboration between Charles Hamilton and The Neptunes on the tune ‘Hyperspeed’. It sounds like , while they made this beat, they’ve been doing ‘Everyone Nose’ earlier that day after that, a pretty awesome beat right there. It’s a pitty that this never really released Officialy, it could have helped Charles career a bit.

Anyways If y’all wondering why this tune didn’t release at all, this is what Charles said about it. “Pharrell and I coulda been great friends. Why did (bleep) and (bleep) have to ruin it by making it about money? Dammit… Whatever. But even in my Pharrell Stanship, you can still see J Dilla in the picture. No matter where I go. It’s cold in the D, hot in VA and loud in NYC.”

Charles Hamilton – Hyperspeed (08′)

Charles Hamilton & The Neptunes In The Studio (2008)
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Charles Hamilton – The Neptunes In The Studio

Cassie To Release ‘Hide’ This Summer

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Now That’s what I’m fucking talking about, after almost 6 years of waiting, Cassie confirmed via Instagram, that she’ll release ‘Hide’ this summer. “this summer. #hide #pharrell #chadhugo”

Cassie – Hide (DJ Freakiii Edit) (09′)

Posted: July 18th (2013)
Cassie To Release The Neptunes’ ‘Hide’ On Spring 2014 Album
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One of the most anticitaped Neptunes Tracks from the last decate is Cassie’s ‘Hide’ that didn’t made the cut on her last 2 albums, but was intended to be released on her latest Mixtape titled ‘Rockabyebaby’, but according to Cassie herself, the tune didn’t fit the Mixtape concept at all.

Well, good for us, because it would have been really a pity just to throw that dime just like that on a Mixtape without even releasing a video for it, so according to a good friend of her’s, Cassie revealed that she will be releasing ‘Hide’ eventualy next year for her Interscope Album, thanks to Brian.

Pusha T. Talks Working With The Neptunes For ‘King Push’


Normally, it takes 30 days to develop a habit, but for Pusha T. , it only took 20 days locked in the studio with The NeptunesChad Hugo and Pharrell Wiliams to get that old musical magic back. “I haven’t been in the studio with Chad and Pharrell probably since Lord Willin‘,” Pusha told Complex.Hell Hath No Fury was leaning more on the Pharrell side. Just to have them back in there, that chemistry, defining of sounds, just finding direction, that’s what we did that whole time. I think we got a great start on King Push.”

With all of his solo success with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and his own Billboard chart-topper, “Happy,” it’s easy to forget about the G I R L rapper’s longtime co-producer. “With Chad, it’s basically I can say my ideas and he translates everything into music,” Pusha said. “I write down all the references, I go back to ’80s hip-hop and ’90s and obscure records. I can give all of that to Chad and before I know it, I’m hearing it in keys. He’s one of those prodigy types. He’s a genius on that.”

Pusha T. & Hudson Mohawke
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With his critically-acclaimed debut album, My Name Is My Name nestled comfortably at the top of numerous media outlets’ “Best Of” lists, the “Nosetalgia” MC is in no rush to drop his sophomore set. “I haven’t been putting any times on that. I’m just trying to be very selective about it,” Pusha said. “I just left L.A. with ‘Ye trying to get this right, get his portion right as well. I been in there with Dream, Pharrell and Chad, I got Needlz, Nottz.

I’m stacking it, trying to get it right so I haven’t been putting any type of rush on it at all.” MNIMN featured guest turns from the likes of Chris Brown, Future, Kelly Rowland and Kendrick Lamar, so it’s only fair to assume that Pusha has some more big names in store for King Push, right? “No features yet,” he said. “I just don’t have any features right now. We gon see what’s it’s gon bring, but this is my proclamation of King right now.”

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Pharrell Williams x WisconsinGazette.Com Interview, Talks ‘G I R L’ & The Neptunes

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Pharrell Williams’ hits “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” defined pop music in 2013, but it seems already that this year offers even greater things to come for the eternally youthful 41-year-old. In January, he won four Grammys, including one for producer of the year.

He performed his Oscar-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars, although it lost to “Let It Go.” His studio album GIRL dropped on March 3, and he’s adding yet another fashion collaboration — this time with Adidas Originals — to his growing number of partnerships. He graces GQ’s April cover, which contains an interview in which he predicts, “Hillary’s gonna win.” The Interview Feed spoke to Williams about his new album, being a feminist, working with Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus, and why he doesn’t ever seem to age.

You’ve said that GIRL is a tribute to women. Is this album a reaction to the questionable lyrics of ‘Blurred Lines’?
No, GIRL is the album that I’ve always dreamt of making. The executives of Columbia gave me the opportunity to do the record I wanted to make. But I needed to address the fact that certain women got offended by the video and lyrics to that song. I’ve always wanted to make this record. I didn’t know it would be called GIRL but I’ve always wanted to make a record that wasn’t about me, to be honest. And that’s why I’m so elated that I was able to pull it off. And I was able to pull it off because of the incredible long list of enablers that I had to get it done.

Would you say you’re a feminist?
The funny thing is that some of the girls around me joke and call me that sometimes, but I don’t deserve the right. I think that credit is to be given not to be taken. Do I share a lot of their views? Sure. I think that the two things that I’ve dedicated myself to, in my own non-activist way, are education and equality. And as long as there’s an imbalance, then I’m fighting to redress it. There will come a time when things are much more even between men and women.

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ScHoolboy Q – Los Awesome feat. Jay Rock (The Neptunes) (14′)

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Here is the full tune of ‘Los Awesome’ by ScHoolboy Q produced by The Neptunes, make sure to cop the tune on iTunes.

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Pusha T. Talks About Working With The Neptunes


Pusha T has reunited with The Neptunes for King Push, his follow up to My Name Is My Name. The crack-influenced rapper has been cooking up this LP since last September, and recently explained his experience working with Pharrell and Chad Hugo thus far. “It’s just recreating the energy, I haven’t been with [those guys] in so long,” said Pusha. “First we gotta get in there, talk about the inspirations, talk about the direction.

We gotta revisit all the moments in time that we love. Then I gotta expose them to what I like too, what’s new, what’s hip, and what’s fresh, then it’s their time to show and prove.” Pusha T then shed light on some of those studio sessions, and what fans should expect in the near future. “We’ve been doing it, and I think we have a very, very strong direction on where the new King Push album is going,” he reassured. When asked about the upcoming album’s sonic direction, Pusha T described it as one word, “triumph.” He also explained the project is his “proclamation,” and will hopefully feature more production from Kanye West. Watch the full interview above.

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