The Neptunes are Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, a pair of producers based in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia who created the sound for some of hip-hop's most successful artists (Nelly's "Hot In Herre," Jay-Z's "Change Clothes") and pop icons (Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave 4 U" and half of Justin Timberlake's solo debut). The Neptunes' sound is a highly distinctive brand of off-kilter, stripped-down funk with a heavy electronic element. The Neptunes also have a rock band, fronted by Pharrell, called N.E.R.D (which stands for No one Ever Really Dies), whose debut album, In Search Of... , achieved gold status in America.
Their singles as N.E.R.D. include "Rock Star," "Lapdance," "She Wants To Move," and "Provider."
Hit singles they've produced for others include:
- "I'm A Slave 4 U" (Britney Spears)
- "Se�orita" (Justin Timberlake)
- "Hella Good" (No Doubt)
- "Shake Ya Ass" (Mystikal)
- "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)" (Jay-Z)
- "Southern Hospitality" (Ludacris)
- "Caught Out There" (Kelis)
- "What It Is" (Busta Rhymes featuring Kelis)
- "Diddy" (P. Diddy)
Their label is Virgin Records America.
http://www.n-e-r-d.com/ Official website of N*E*R*D. News, biography, photos, tour information, and forum. Be sure to put the pointer over the brain lobes. The URL "theneptunes.com" was seized by domain name prospectors. See also: cybersquatting The Neptunes has their own Label called Startrak : http://www.startrakmusic.com