Tracing The Neptunes’ Impact: From Tyler, The Creator To JAY-Z | Genius News

Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are back, collaborating as The Neptunes on a more permanent basis and putting in studio time with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Nas X. Genius News traced The Neptunes’ era-defining career from grade school band to the studio with artists like Clipse and JAY-Z as well as the formation of N.E.R.D and their impact on current artists like A$AP Rocky and superfan Tyler, The Creator.

The production duo’s latest releases include SZA’s “Hit Different” and Pharrell’s “Entrepreneur” with JAY-Z. In January, the production duo was selected to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. They also have two song credits on Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Suga’ EP that dropped in March.

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