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The Neptunes are still G.O.A.T producers in 2020

words by: Kai Acevedo
Oct 13, 2020

Pharrell Williams doesn’t seem to get old. Nor does his ability to make hot records with Chad Hugo, co-founder of The Neptunes. The Neptunes built their legacy off of crafting game-changing hits for Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Nelly and many, many others. Showing no signs of slowing up, the Grammy Award-winning dynamic duo, who first started making waves in the mid-1990s, still turns out noteworthy productions for some of the biggest stars of the era.


The Neptunes supplied Megan Thee Stallion with a couple of beats for her Suga project and provided the sonic backdrop for SZA’s comeback single “Hit Different.” Rihanna was even spotted in the studio with the 2020 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They aren’t the only ones checking for the sounds of Chad and Pharrell in 2020. Check out these recently released Neptune-produced tracks from Megan Thee Stallion, SZA, Buju Banton and others.


And don’t forget that the Billboard Music Awards are tomorrow, October 14, here’s a list of some of the performances.


“Hit Different” — SZA featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Released: September 2020 


“Trenches” — Monica featuring Lil Baby 

Released: August 2020 


“Entrepreneur” — Pharrell Williams featuring Jay-Z

Released: August 2020


“Cherry Pie” — Buju Banton featuring Pharrell Williams

Released: June 2020 


“Pomegranate” — deadmau5 & The Neptunes 

Released: May 2020 


“Stop Playing” — Megan Thee Stallion featuring Gunna

Released: March 2020 


“Crying In The Car” — Megan Thee Stallion

Released: March 2020


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