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The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo Pretends to Retire

Why, Chad?

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Today in Hip-Hop: Clipse Drop ‘Lord Willin’

On this day, August 20, in hip-hop history...

2002: In 1999, the Brothers Thornton a.k.a. Clipse were primed to release their debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage, on Elektra Records...

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The Clipse Show and Prove May 2002
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Happy Birthday, Pusha T! Read Clipse’s Show & Prove From the XXL May 2002 Issue

Ed Note: Today, May 13, is Pusha T's 38th birthday. Born Terrence Thornton, Pusha made his way into hip-hop in 1992 when he and older brother, Gene "No Malice" Thornton, formed the duo Clipse...

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Snoop Dogg’s Best Collaborations With Pharrell

XXL: How have you stayed current, musically, throughout the last 15-20 years? Music is constantly changing, and you've been consistently at the top of the charts.
Pharrell: I think my love for music is just the same. I love the way it feels, so any time I get a chance to do it, I do. I think that's really all it is—you gotta love what you're doing. And you don't let it go, by the way. You don't put it down. You continue to go. Like wine does not stop. Wine doesn't take a break to age, it don't do that. Right? It has to stay consistent. As does your love. The longer you work at it, you realize your shortcomings, you realize what you need to overcompensate for, you realize what you could pull back on, you realize what could be better, what could make the taste of your music sweeter. The people's feelings. So that's sort of how you gotta look at it. There's no breaks, by the way. That doesn't mean you have to stay as busy as you were, but you have to be as consistently interested as you always were.
XXLHow have you stayed current, musically, throughout the last 15-20 years? Music is constantly changing, and you've been consistently at the top of the charts.
Pharrell: I think my love for music is just the same. I love the way it feels, so any time I get a chance to do it, I do. I think that's really all it is—you gotta love what you're doing. And you don't let it go, by the way. You don't put it down. You continue to go. Like wine does not stop. Wine doesn't take a break to age, it don't do that. Right? It has to stay consistent. As does your love. The longer you work at it, you realize your shortcomings, you realize what you need to overcompensate for, you realize what you could pull back on, you realize what could be better, what could make the taste of your music sweeter. The people's feelings. So that's sort of how you gotta look at it. There's no breaks, by the way. That doesn't mean you have to stay as busy as you were, but you have to be as consistently interested as you always were.
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Pharrell Has Found His Happy Place In The Mainstream

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Pusha T Is Excited To Reunite With The Neptunes

 

Pusha T has reunited with The Neptunes for King Push, his follow up to My Name Is My Name. The crack-influenced rapper has been cooking up this LP since last September, and recently explained his experience working with Pharrell and Chad Hugo thus far. "It...

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The Rise Of Pharrell: Mapping The Career Of The Summer’s Biggest Hit-Maker

"Someone asked me this a while ago, what inspires me, and I always say, 'that which is missing.'" Pharrell Williams said those words in response to a question from New York Magazine's Nitsuh Abebe back in a June during an interview centered on the producer/songwriter/rapper/fashion designer's recent emergence as 2013's summer It Man-Boy...

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Snoop Dogg Thinks Pharrell Is One Of The Greatest Producers Of All-Time

Pharrell is the latest artist to appear on Snoop Dogg's GGN. The two spoke on songs they wished they made, "Happy" and reminisced about making “Drop It Like It’s Hot...

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Music Is Life For Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo, a.k.a the other half of The Neptunes, chopped it up with Revolt TV to discuss his humble beginnings as an artist. Pharrell’s partner explains he knew music was his calling even in early childhood days...

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Pusha T Shares Flicks Of A Studio Session With The Neptunes

The boys are back. In December, Pusha T spoke about his follow-up to My Name Is My Name, revealing he’ll be in the studio with his former running mates The Neptunes...

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