Tagged: The Neptunes


No Malice Confirms: “There Is No Clipse Album in the Works”

Bad news: for now, the reunion rumors are not true. “There is no Clipse album in the works,” founding Clipse member No Malice told FADER exclusively today, over the phone from home in Virginia Beach, … read more »

POSTED January 24, 2014 4:43PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (27) TAGS: , , , , ,

Clipse Rumored to be Reuniting for New Neptunes-Produced Album

Just a month ago Pusha T told BBC’s Zane Lowe that he would be open to a Clipse reunion, but that his partner, No Malice, was in a different place at that moment. But it’s … read more »

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Moment of Clarity: An Oral History of Jay Z’s The Black Album

ON ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, 10 JAY Z COLLABORATORS LOOK BACK ON MAKING HIS “LAST” ALBUM The Black Album was something larger than music; it was a cultural event. In seven years, Jay Z had transitioned … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2013 6:34PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (10) TAGS: , , , , , ,

The Neptunes: Never-Never Land

April 2013: Over the weekend, Pharrell Williams turned 40, celebrating with an airbrushed sheet cake in the shape of a fashion-forward black Stewie. Below, in honor of Williams’ seemingly eternal youth, read FADER’s 2002 cover … read more »

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Buddy f. Kendrick Lamar, “Staircases” (Prod. by The Neptunes) MP3

Pharrell’s child-of-the-’90s protégé Buddy’s “Staircases” cut, featuring fellow Comptonite Kendrick Lamar—a song that seems to have been incubating since last summer—has at long last made its way into the world. While the chorus’ gratuitously literal … read more »

POSTED March 29, 2012 12:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Video: Buddy, “Awesome Awesome” (Prod. by The Neptunes)

The cool thing about Pusha T playing in Kanyeland and Malice playing in Godland is that it finally frees Pharrell up to start lacing other rappers—actual rappers—with his weirder productions. The uncool thing is that … read more »

POSTED October 20, 2011 5:20PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (7) TAGS: , , ,

Video: Fam-Lay, “Beach Cruiser”

Already a summertime Hulkshare hit, Fam-Lay’s infectiously plodding Chad Hugo laced “Beach Cruiser” gets the visual treatment, littered appropriately with many bikes and sunlight.

POSTED August 9, 2011 2:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

This Week in The FADER: August 7, 2011 Edition

***Chris Brown embraces his bad boy image, with his with his not-too-bad Boy in Detention mixtape ***After a two-year-too-long hiatus, Air France finally released a new track. ***Right on the heels of a new Best … read more »

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Fam-Lay, “Beach Cruiser” MP3

The Neptunes are nothing if not loyal. Half a decade after Fam-Lay’s very promising string of singles flopped under their Star Trak imprint, they still regularly put in studio time with the under-appreciated Norfolk rapper. … read more »

POSTED August 3, 2011 4:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (10) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Timbaland & Pharrell’s S.B.I. Demos from 1991

Well before their signature Tidewater tick rhythms took over radio, teens Timbaland and Pharrell Williams were cutting demos together as part of a collective known as S.B.I. (Surrounded By Idiots). The crew has long been … read more »

POSTED July 18, 2011 4:39PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,