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OTHERtone Episode 53 With The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Pusha T & Timbaland (Video)

Here is finally OTHERtone Episode 53 with The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Pusha T and Timbaland, check out the video below and get the whole show on iTunes!

OTHERtone Episode 53 With The Neptunes, Scott Vener, Pusha T & Timbaland

Photos by R. Ostermaier. OTHERtone came to Virginia Beach with a panel featuring The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Timbaland, and Pusha T. Pharrell Williams talked about the importance of bringing the Something In The Water Festival to Virginia Beach. “Black students did not come here to cause trouble, and we still want the HBCUs to come here. It’s not just music, it’s business, the community, the religious leaders, and it’s an inspiration. Music is the thread that connects it all. How long does a horse looks at itself in the water and sees itself and sees its strengths? This is VA and it’s time. The world is gonna see VA for the first time.”

Teddy Riley was an inspiration for Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo who both attended Princess Anne High School just a few blocks away from Teddy Riley’s recording studio. Pharrell says, “Teddy Riley was the guy that brought Micheal Jackson to Virginia. The biggest change in the industry is independence. Today any person can go online and express themselves. I enjoy the independence of putting stuff online and it goes to the masses.”  said Pharrell. “I knew The Neptunes were so far ahead of their time it’s like they were on Mars. You have a sound, you have to name it. After you create a sound give it a name so you can have a genre to self. If you don’t look like your music, it won’t connect.” says Teddy Riley.

When each of the artists was asked by Scott Vener, about new Virginia-based artists that impress them, Timbaland adds “Young Crazy has some good music out there”. Timbaland also added that when it comes to visual art in music, he doesn’t see the design, he only sees colors. Michael Chad and Pretty Boy are VA-based artists that Teddy Riley likes. Chad Hugo replied he wasn’t certain, and instead asked the crowd directly if there was anyone present worth listening to — allowing the crowd to shoot their shot and audition in front of the panel.

The experience became an incredibly engaging moment for attendees who had the opportunity to sing and rap in front of these incredibly successful musical tastemakers. One audience member had a demo reel of her work as a producer on a USB and offered it up for a listen and Timbaland took the USB and placed it in his pocket. Teddy Riley says, “Pharrell is the new chapter” when it comes to the evolution of how the music industry is changing. That certainly rings true to what Pharrell has done with SITW. Independent artists don’t have to travel to New York or Los Angeles to “make it big”, instead they can be inspired by the stories shared by these local powerhouses to make it on their own right in their backyard.




OTHERtone Update The Neptunes & Timbaland

Timbaland With The Neptunes & Jon Platt


Chad Hugo Receives The ‘Key To The City’, The Neptunes Visit Princess Anne High School

The Neptunes are preparing for Pharrell’s ‘Something In The Water’ Festival in Virginia Beach this weekend, where they visited today their former High School Princess Anne High School while Chad Hugo received the key to the city by Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer from Virginia Beach. Pharrell spoke to the crowd, describing his past in Virginia Beach and how much school staff inspired him with his music.

He also told students they have a future in music if they want it and urged them not to give up on their dreams. Bands from Cox, First Colonial, Green Run, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne and Salem High Schools took the stage and played songs by N*E*R*D and The Neptunes.


















Pharrell With Teddy Riley



A$AP Ferg In The Studio With The Neptunes (April 23)





Foxy Brown With The Neptunes At The Grammys 2003 (Video)

Travis Barker Confirms The Neptunes Are Working On Blink 182’s New Album

Travis has been interviewed by Rob Herrera where he talked about his latest collaborations and working on a new Blink 182 album with Pharrell among others. Check out the 5:20 part in the video below where Travis also reveals that the new album will have the same vibe as their self titled album from 2003, I can’t really wait to hear that collaboration!

The Neptunes In The Studio With Blink 182

The Neptunes In The Studio (March 6)


Stacy Barthe In The Studio With The Neptunes



The Neptunes In The Studio (February 23)


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