Cory Townes of our partner site CoryTownes.com has been telling me for weeks that he had something crazy in the works. Today, we finally get that release and it’s as good as promised: 10 Volumes of work by the Neptunes.
Tonight, December 20th, CoryTownes.com and CSNoWheaties.com have released the first out of ten volumes of their collaborative project “The Neptunes: The Other Side Of The Planet”, an 1,050+ song collection chronicling the musical workings of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, better known as the Neptunes. These two men have changed the way we look at things not only musically but culturally, and this project is our way to show our appreciation to them. Volume 1 consists of songs from their collective band N*E*R*D, Jay-Z, Usher, Kelis, Madonna, Mystikal, Twista and more. This collection is made for not only any Neptunes enthusiast, but any music fan as well. Stay tuned, for we will be releasing each volume bi-weekly, and we hope you, the fans, enjoy.
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More about the Neptunes:
The Neptunes are a record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who are credited with contributing the sound for many successful hip hop, R&B and pop artists in the late-1990s and 2000s. The Neptunes’ sound is a distinctive brand of off-kilter, stripped-down electronic funk with sounds from Middle Eastern and Asian music including percussion and woodwind. Pharrell sings and (later) raps on records and appears in videos, unlike his production partner Chad, and sometimes vocal partner Shay Haley, who tends to stay behind the scenes.
The Neptunes are estimated to have a net worth of $155 million and are considered one of the most successful producers in music history, noted by twenty-four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits during the late 1990s and 2000s. In 2009 Billboard ranked The Neptunes No. 1 on their list of Top 10 producers of the decade. Readers of Vibe Magazine named The Neptunes as the 3rd greatest hip-hop producers of all time behind Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.