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Netpunes: What would you put on "best of" CD?
Old 16th November 2012
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Netpunes: What would you put on "best of" CD?

They are so accomplished and have produced so much. Would love to hear opinions on their best work.
Old 16th November 2012
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Grimey...
Old 16th November 2012
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When's the last time.

That Timberlake joint

That Jadakis joint

That Bird Man joint

Most of the Clipse stuff.
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Old 16th November 2012
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awesome, thanks
Old 17th November 2012
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All of Hell Hath No Fury.
Old 17th November 2012
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The track on Jay-Z "Fade To Black" at the end.


I say that because Neptunes usualy have an upbeat party style, and that track is more dark reflective cinema.


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Old 17th November 2012
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The Chad Hugo stuff is darker. "Hell Hath No Fury," etc.
Old 17th November 2012
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Neptunes Story

The entire first N.E.R.D. album is a classic.

"Lapdance" is a standout song. "Provider" and "Rock Star" are pretty hot tracks, but the whole album is a great listen start to finish.

First time i met Pharrell, I was at Sound on Sound - Studio B - in New York City mixing an album for Cuban Link (Atlantic). Neptunes were working downstairs in Studio A on the first N.E.R.D. album and Pharrell and Chad came upstairs to say hello and talk about producing a song for Cuban Link's album (which they did and i mixed :-)

Pharrell walks in with fuzzy white cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, tight blue jeans and a sequined T shirt, and they walked right into a room filled with straight up thugs. I mean, I always loved and respected Cuban Link and his crew but i would never want to be on the wrong side of them, and here walks in Pharrell, maybe the only person who could have walked in looking like that and not walked out with bruises at minimum.

Pharrell proceeds to put a rough mix of "Lapdance" into the CD player, put it on the big speakers, BLAST it, and..... i swear to god.... dance in front of the console, facing the speakers, while Cuban and his crew sit on the back couches. And i mean Pharrell was doing some serious moves. Thank god the song was absolute fire.

Song ends. Pharrell, Chad and Cuban Link have a short discussion about working together then Pharrell and Chad leave, and Cuban and his crew bust out laughing like "did that actually just happen". It was completely surreal, but it happened.

I couple weeks later we did the song "Still Tellin Lies" with Cuban Link, which Neptunes produced and i mixed, and became a radio single and video. Thats one of my best studio stories. - Ken
Old 17th November 2012
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Awesome story, thanks!
Old 17th November 2012
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That's funny; just before I logged on today, I was thinkin' of
The Clipse "Hot Damn". It's not my favorite, but it's been in my head, since
I woke up this morning.

They had an incredible run from 1998 to 2009. I remember at one point, out of a 30 song rotation on urban radio, it seemed like at least 10 of those were produced by Neptunes. *lol*

Possibly the biggest influence on me next to Dre&Vidal(out of Philly) I used to want all of my tracks to have that boomy kick and cracking snare. *lol* In the last 3 years or so, I've moved away from all of that.

In my humble opinion, they single-handedly changed the face of Hip-Hop culture as we know it today, mixing the X-Game(BMX,Skateboard) with urban trends.

Add this one to your list, if it's not on there already:


Old 18th November 2012
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Grimey with NORE
Old 18th November 2012
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NERD sucks!
Old 19th November 2012
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I like how they use a lot of unusual chords.
They have funky chord progressions.
I never liked them until I started making beats last yr lol.
Old 19th November 2012
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Allure!

...and every time I thought that was that....they call me right back
Old 19th November 2012
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Pharell loves major 7th chords...play some and you'll know why!
Old 19th November 2012
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When I use major/minor 7th chords, my beat always sound like r&b tracks.

Any tips for coming up with funky chord progressions like his?

Chords progressions with strong turn arounds.
Old 19th November 2012
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Clipse Grindin
Pharell Frontin
Snoop Dogg Beautiful
Justin Timberlake Like I Love You
Jay Z Excuse Me Miss
Usher You Remind Me
Britney Spears Slave 4 U (IDGF that beat was bananas)
Ma I Don't Love Her off the Clipse first cd
Old 19th November 2012
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Cosign this,the track is called Allure it's on The Black Album,one of my favorite Neptunes tracks has a great feel to it.
Old 19th November 2012
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"Hot sauce to go" Jadakiss.

Always wished I made that track
Old 19th November 2012
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Allure is maybe my single favorite Neptunes track.

More percussive rhythm will help for starters. If you took Neptunes chords and played them on pads or Rhodes pianos at slightly slower tempos it would sound like 80s/90s R&B.
Old 19th November 2012
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OH raff...really?! C'mon man..Chad if SUPER talented ..I assure you. You may not like the vibe or music but you cant state they suck as it couldn't be further from the truth. You telling me you dont like a single NERD joint?! Really. Doorman on clipse album is still a banga!
Old 19th November 2012
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"tape you" is still the jam too...ya'll made me go pull that cd out
Old 19th November 2012
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If im not mistaken you mean ushers you didnt have to call? They didnt produce you remind me.
Old 19th November 2012
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Lavish - Twista
How many licks (remix) - lil kim, lil cease, and Snoop
Superthug - Nore

On some RNB ish..
I still love you - 702
There she goes - Babyface (track is still crazy)
By Your Side Remix - Sade

Yes Sade. I used it to start off a mixtape back in 2001 or 2002. I don't remember. No serato at the time, straight vinyl.. lol

Right Here Remix - SWV LOL I just realized a couple years ago that it was Pharrell saying "S..S...W..W.. the V...V.." on the track. lol (I wouldn't necessarily put this on a mixtape though. A little tired of hearing it!)
Old 19th November 2012
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This joint here by Pharell for Res that was never release is fire!



Their work with Kelis is also hot.
Old 19th November 2012
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That Kelis first album was a sonic masterpiece
Old 19th November 2012
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That Lix joint is still my shi!t
Old 19th November 2012
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Naw, sucks huge balls. They ****kin killedthe life out of her singing. If the talk is about "By your side"
Old 19th November 2012
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To me they are a bunch of clowns, fake hiphop, crappy songs, lame rappers.

Or should i say trash?
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