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DJ Clark Kent On The Neptunes’ Production Methods

April 30, 2010

DJ Clark Kent runs down his list of top 5 favorite producer, then gets down to the essence of The Neptunes’ production methods and style.

I think The Neptunes might be the best producers because they actually make whole records.

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Mr Hugo April 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm

CHad Hugo is a genuis as well not just pharrell

Mos Def Twlite Speedball>>>>>>

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Schpilkas May 1, 2010 at 12:37 am

big ups to the Neptunes!!

(and everyone else who makes music for that matter!)

“it’s all about those handcrafted beats.”
http://www.twitter.com/schpilkas

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woowee May 1, 2010 at 6:33 am

“bitch say it” hahaha

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dzoo May 1, 2010 at 8:42 am

yea i think pharrell is fucking dope too but like.. chad gets overlooked all the time.
I guess its cos pharrell is the rhythm master and really thats what hip hop is about, not so much melodies.

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ibn yasir May 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

Mr hugo you’re right. I get annoyed when everyone is always giving props to Pharrell. Chad does just as much as him.

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Dj ILL One May 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Without Chad,Pharrell`s style wouldn`t be so polished. Chad cleans up Pharrell`s production as well as makes bangers of his own. they are both talented ,but wouldn`t be as big alone as they are together.

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TONY TRAXX May 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

WHERE ARE THE NEPTUNES FROM ? VIRGINIA BEACH ‘ VIRGINIA . WHERE’S TONY TRAXX FROM ?? WHO CARES ! VA BEACH VA . WHERE IS TIMBALAND FROM ? VA BEACH VA . WHERE IS DANGA HANDS FROM ? VA BEACH VA ……. DEFINATELY MORE PRODUCERS THAN ARTISTS LIVE HERE .THE BAR IS SO HIGH HERE U CAN’T EVEN PASS A BEAT CD OUT UNLESS YOU GOT SOME FIRE THAT I DON’T HAVE lol

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B.Dolla May 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm

And Nottz too.

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ibn yasir May 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm

it’s not where your from, its where your at etc etc etc

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Ryan May 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Let’s give it up for producers who use feel instead of over quantizing their beats all the time. Dilla and Neptunes are especially notorious for this feel.

I remember reading that Questlove watched Dilla make a beat, and I guess he programmed the 3 minute+ drums striaght-up. No looping. Incredible!

-Ryan

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tony traxx May 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

NOTTZ IS FROM NORFOLK ‘ NEXT DOOR OR WHATEVER BUT UH YEAH ‘ NOT WHERE YOUR FROM ITS WHERE U AT INDEED ‘ I JUST TRY TO REP ANY CHANCE I GET CAUSE SO MANY OF US DON’T. YEAH I SAID IT.

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