I’ve had the lastest Pusha T tape  in rotation for a week or so now, and this shit sounds nice through a good pair of speakers.

There’s really no denying how good it was to hear Pusha & The Neptunes on some tracks. They were back to business like they never even left.

As a result, I had to pay homage to Pharrell and Chad for the jazzy chords, funky bridges & infectious basslines that they layer their productions with.  It can be argued that The Neptunes are the most innovative producers in the last 10 years – Billboard would definitley agree.

  • Snares – Early Neptunes beats used to have so many snares in them for a hip hop or r&b record.
  • Sample Shy – The Neptunes play all the instruments on their tracks (Even Stevie Wonder didn’t do this!). But contrary to popular belief, they do interpolate sometimes.

Comments on: "Light Years Ahead: Paying Homage to The Neptunes" (22)

  1. real nigga shit said:

    Neptunes greatest Rap producer collective EVER.



    Enuff said

    its goes

    1. Dr Dre
    2. Timbo
    3. Pharrell
    4. Slant Eye Chigga Chad
    5. ……………..

  2. no dilla on that list, hoots?

    no rza ?

  3. This is a very good article.

  4. real nigga shit said:

    Tron…do you want me to put Alchemist on it?

    That’s what McB and NOWB…and KzA think is the greatest producer in the world..

    Alchemist this, Alchemist that..

    Alchemist made Currensy

    Alchemist made Prodigy

    Alchemist made Mobb Deep Relevant

    Eminem + Alchemist


  5. did i say that, hoots? LMAO

  6. George Bush Money $ said:

    ^i saw your defense of the beastie boyz..

    fuck those wiggas…

  7. gramMasta aka Henny del Negro said:

    * does not care whats posted *

    * gives gb$ page views *

    * vanishes *


  8. EnglandRepresent said:

    Tron Tron, you got dogged out (n) on Nah. Not that you give a shit and nor should you for fucks sake but I see a racist cracker from a mile off and I’m a cracker myself so I should know. But all of that aside the best comment of the night goes to Marv. This little pearl had me in tears:

    ‘We can’t chill, we need to burn some shit…’

  9. EnglandRepresent said:

    We can’t chill, we need to burn some shit…

    ^^Are you seeing that clearly??? LMFAO

  10. EnglandRepresent said:

    Thats that mob mentality. Marv shoulda been born and raised in the UK cos when shit goes down we all burn shit and loot the fuck out of everything.

  11. prodigy – dirty new yorker >

    murder a civilian rap

  12. real nigga shit said:

    I have been telling people for months and almost a year that Tron is racist prick.

    Dude lives in fucking Ohio. Corn husking Ohio.

    You couldn’t tell?

    He lives in a Hick town.

    He is the most racist individual on nahright. He has used the n word and talks down on blacks.

    I actually thought dude was black. but he was a white hiding and pretending to be a nigga.

    I called him out for his racism. but ts1900, jihad, bsg, cold and landlord came to his defense.

    “He’s white but he’s one of us, he lets us freestyle on his radio show. He lets me plug my wack ass mixtape”

    me: *blank stares it up*

    hoots: you niggas disgust me

    At least KzA admits that his father is in the Aryan Nation…McB is racist too….so is NOWB…but he can’t talk properly with wooden teeth in his mouth…so it sounds like he’s not saying nigger…but figure, trigger, wigger, flicker, glitter…and shit like that…he talk with a lisp and shit…

  13. Man I got a hangover like a motherfucker.. I see 2 pizza boxes and an empty bottle on the table. Must have been a good night

  14. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    Maybe not the GOAT, but The Neptunes had the best run in hip hop’s history. Late 90s to early 00s they accomplished more than any producer did in a similar amount of time.

  15. Hoots STFU ..

    And eng, I don’t care about that that shit.

    Those that know me already know.

    I shit on that dumb kid because he loves Fred durst, but accused me of giving rappers a white pass..LMAO.. So I told him to keep singing “faith” into his hairbrush, and he tried to flip it into some racist shit.

    Which it wasn’t.

    And then marv’s dumbass chimed in

    But whatever, it wasn’t racist. White people, black people, yellow people, Indians , dogs, grimace (purple dude from Mickey d’s) they ALL need a hairbrush.

  16. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    abortatron said:
    April 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    no dilla on that list, hoots?

    no rza ?

    RZA should be on every GOAT producers list, in the top 3 [maybe #1].

    Dilla not so much…he might make the top 20 on influence. MAYBE

  17. No sign RNS..

    No shots, are u familiar with dilla’s stuff?

  18. RNC > RNS

    My bad

  19. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    abortatron said:
    April 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

    No sign RNS..

    No shots, are u familiar with dilla’s stuff?

    Mostly his solo albums, and incidentally some stuff he did with others [Like Water for Chocolate, Jaylib].

    Why, have I not heard his best stuff? I guess it’s feasible that his solo stuff was just his leftovers.

  20. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    abortatron said:
    April 21, 2011 at 8:33 am

    RNC > RNS

    My bad

    i will never forgive u

  21. I mean, donuts is great.. But u probably know that.

    I have been meaning to put a zip together of some unreleased stuff .. I need to do that..

  22. HW, Thanks man.

    God I love VA

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