Pharrell Says The Neptunes Are Plotting Rap Comeback, “We’ve Got A Lot Of New Treats” [With Exclusive Video]

Pharrell hinted at turning his attention back towards The Neptunes, renewing his focus on hip-hop production, last night (May 12) while backstage at BET’s 106 and Park.

“We got a lot of new treats,” Pharrell told XXLMag.com, with Shay and Chad Hugo nodding in agreement. “I know I’ve been out doing the rock n’ roll thing, but know that the empire strikes back.” First up will be Clipse’s third studio album, ‘Til The Casket Drops, which Pharrell admits to providing a “sizeable amount” of the beats, including the collabo with a certain Harlem rapper. “The feature with Cam’ron is pretty serious,” said Shay, breaking his silence, with Pharrell concurring, “Cam blacks on that.” [Watch Below]

However, the Virginia super producer was decidedly against a hip-hop direction for a next N.E.R.D. album. “If you were to ever go on the road with us, and see 80,000 people jumping at festivals, you’d know that there’s room for a hip-hop element — but those kids wanna jump,” said Pharrell. “And we’re absolutely hooked on it.”

“It’s got more steroids in it,” he said of the trio’s more rock-oriented sound, adding, “but hip-hop is definitely one of the shots.” - Devin Chanda

  • Pierzy

    They get hated on alot but they have some classic beats…

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      As usual, cosign P.

      But, I must say this……

      Neptunes music>>>>>>>Pharell rapping.

      That’s where I sort of leveled off. I don’t want to hear him doing his best P. Diddy impersonations.

      • Pierzy

        Of course…stay behind the boards like Chad. Their best beats came when the only noise they made was with the beats…

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Dont_Panic_Entertainment_Max_Profit_The_Drugs_Ar.m44293.html Max Profit

      Real Talk The Neptunes production is head and shoulders above Timbaland, Polo, Swizz,…

      But Dre’s detox beats sound like that next level sh*t!
      The Cool Kids got great beats too.

  • HNIC

    I’m a huge Neptunes/Pharrell fan! I can’t wait for the album! Like Pierzy said before me, they consistently make classic beats!

  • Rob the Music Ed

    Somebody needs to do a best of Neptunes mixtape that shit would be sick!

  • Mario

    i’ve Been waiting for this since that
    “EVERYONE NOSE(all the girls)REMIX ” Just please keep Lupe Fiasco off the album Lupe Sucks some of the Biggest balls in Rap.

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      I THOUGHT THAT WAS YOUR MOM THAT DID THAT…LOL FUCKING LOOSER…

      • mdb

        sweet joke dipshit

  • $ykotic

    I thought this was an apology for killing Common’s last album…

    Naw they cool.

    Co-sign Rob!

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      Man everybody be hating on that Common album I thought it was good…not better than Finding Foever but still good.

      Glad they going back to pure production though, can’t wait to here what they have in store. i’m sure they got some new sounds up their sleeves.

      Oh yeah $yk what up?!

      • $ykotic

        What up E?

        Naw I’m not hating, but Pharrell said it the best:

        They gave Common a NERD album. He needed a Neptunes album. That sound lost me after like 4 songs…

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THIS IS COOL… REALLY JUST WAITIN ON THAT CLIPSE CD….. LUPE IS THE SHIT…. BUT I DID SAY HE HAD THE WACKEST VERSE ON “EVERYBODY NOSE”….

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “SPLASH WATERFALLS” WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • http://xxlmag.com INTERNET BULLY

    N E P T U N E S… THE WAY THEY LACED THE BEAT LIKE ONE OF THE BEST… WHAT x 10…

    • Mario

      your a faggot.

  • http://asialakaygrady.com Asia Lakay Grady

    I agree with Pierzy. from the simplest like Clipse’s Grindin and Snoop Dogg’s drop it like its hot to really musical ines like beutiful, and give it to me they have provided classics:D Also really liked the seeing sounds! I would love to have a listen to hear what’s new.

  • BeerGangsta

    I hope Neptunes go by to the old style. That new shit didn’t work to good. Pharell stick to Producing! Leave that R&B bullshit along. Virginia Rappers and Producer are weird to me. Timbland and Neptunes can make you some good beats. They can’t make good beats for there self. Once ya’ll learn how 2 do that. Ya’ll sells will go up. Make a song with Cam. It won’t get no play nowhere at all. Don’t kill yourself.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Hell yea, man Neptunes are two of the best that ever did it. I used to hate on them waaaay back in the day. But over the years you just come to realize just how many classic R&b and hip hop records they have done, and how they did it thier way. As in came in the game with a completly new sound, completly new drum sounds and changed the way misic sounded.

    People always act like they cant play, or thier beats are simple. If you doubt them, go check out some of the videos of them working with Justin Timberlake on his first album. Chad can play the piano like Stevie wonder..(well not that good), and pharell is a beast with the writting and beats,. Mad respect for the “tunes”

  • BIGNAT

    i fucks with N.E.R.D and the neptunes. that neptunes album was basically a melting pot of different things. that almost all worked together on one album that o.d.b song was crazy. also introduced me to got tham or is it hot tham on that album. that is my fucking song until this day when that joint come on i spaz out.
    (also crime pays is a very good album got my copy)

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    I CANNOT GET JIGGY 2 THIS SHIT

  • Colron

    You commenters talking about the Everybody nose remix, must be on that super hyphy crack. Lupe has HANDS DOWN the best verse on everybody nose. Its not even close.

    • Xenon

      Pusha’s verse is better…..but the production on Lupe’s is the best.

  • Young History in the Making

    man for real tho pharrell and chad need to go back to that 2002 neptunes when they was doin that nore “full mode” sounding clipse “gridin’” sound..i think the hottest stuff they did came out of that time..”01-”03

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  • minus the cynic

    yeah young history i still got grindin in my head too she wants to move was dope from fly or die i fell off them after that but that spaz out song was dope they got more rock when they became friends with good charlotte idk what happened after that lupe is a dope rapper chad hugo is mad with the beats no jokes my friend in america saw pharrel come into her shop which was run by filipinos and she only knew who he was later when someone pointed out that was pharrel williams one of those doh moments also pharrel is a sneaker pimp everybody knows that he be reppin those ice creams to the extreme u know also they are the ones that gave kelis that heat before nas even knew she existed dont get it twisted neptunes are dope producers and pharrel is an awesome singer he gave jamie foxx some heat too and thats why he is dope now also he is a dope singer of course that helps who cares if he does a p diddy and pops up in all his homies videos eminem does the same thing all producers want their faces on tv so what if he does dope beats who cares if he likes to show his face all over the place give him props cuz he is bringing in the mad tunes big time also kanye west and neptunes team up makes beautiful noise never heard that common joint have to check it out heard he was dope on like water for chocolate and electric circus he did a mad song with lily allen and he was pallin with erykah for a while but andre still gave her a baby so beat that common ok im not gettin common to take me on cuz he is too dope and i am too weak to battle u know anyways to give common props he is a living legend of hip hop so is nas not that he needs my props but id rather drop a prop than a diss u heard word up neptunes love u pharrel n chad u my bros big time i wish :) keep dreamin keep livin keep lovin each other homies jah bless peace out

    • http://red.com HAHAHA….

      you straight up gay HAHAHA…

    • BGZ

      Drunkposting? lol

      Cam will be on new Clipse cause he actually do have a house in Virginia…

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  • http://red.com HAHAHA…

    minus the cynic IS STARIGHT UP GAY

  • http://seeyouinmynightmares.com KG

    everybody nose

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  • yeah

    Why is he channeling Ike Turner? Lmao

  • Ray

    FOLKS IMA SAY IT AGAIN THE CLIPSE HELL HATH NO FURY WAS SOME OF THE NEPTUNES BEST WORK. GO BUY IT IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD IT YET

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