The Neptunes tease possible collaborations with Jay Z, Lil Nas X, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.
The musical genius of production duo Chad Hugo and Williams, also known as , is undeniable. The two masterminds have curated, crafted, and polished their own distinct sound that has led them to multiple platinum plaques, a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year (2004), and world-renowned success. Now, after taking a brief hiatus to work on individual ventures, Chad Hugo has revealed in a new interview with Clash that The Neptunes are back in the studio full-time producing music for artists like , , , and more.
While speaking with the music publication Hugo dropped a bombshell revealing that Williams and he were working with some of the hottest musicians in the game as well as a video game soundtrack. Hugo stated the following:
“I’m focusing on The Neptunes stuff, getting back on The Neptunes grind. We’re doing a couple of things. There’s a videogame soundtrack that’s in the works right now that I can’t speak about, I’m not supposed to, but uh, it’s in the works right now. We just did some work with , Jay-Z, Blink 182, , , Ray-J, Snoh Alegra, …”
The unaging producer extraordinaire, Pharrell also added some gracious words directed at his production partner Chad Hugo, stating:
“He’s himself. He’s a Savant. Being around him only makes everyone else better. He radiates genius. He’s been that way since I met him in the beginning band at 12 years old.”
It came as a shock to many back in May 2017, when Chad revealed that he was stepping away from music indefinitely. However, with a mind driven to create, true Neptunes and N*E*R*D enthusiasts knew that Hugo couldn’t stay away from the studio for long. With and , the duo is back in the limelight and looking to make some major moves in the new year. Check out The Neptunes full interview with Clash, here.