Part I Pharrell Ft. Jay Z – Frontin’ Memorably introduced by a call of “Hooh!” by Pharrell, the bridge heard on ‘Frontin” is led by a simple chord progression and supported by revered Neptunes strings, a stabbing bassline and vocal harmonies that hark back to the 80’s. Initially, Jay Z even assists with words during the bridge before dropping into his show-stealing verse. Toni Braxton Ft. … Continue reading Top 5’s – The Neptunes Bridges, Pt. II
In music, a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section. Here are my top 5 bridges produced by The Neptunes, who became masters of the bridge during their domination of R&B/popular music circa 2000-2005. Usher Ft. P. Diddy – I Don’t Know As soon as you hear the progression of the strings at the end of the second chorus you know you’re in … Continue reading Top 5’s | The Neptunes Bridges, Pt. I
Justin Timberlake has been fortunate enough to have the majority of his very successful solo career as a musician shaped by two of the most revered producers of the last twenty years, Pharrell Williams (as part of The Neptunes*) and Timbaland. These collaborations have spanned his 4 studio albums, as well as combining on other artist’s songs, with notable contributions including, Snoop Dogg – ‘Signs’, … Continue reading Discussion | Does Justin Timberlake Make Better Music With Pharrell or Timbaland?
Justin Timberlake – ‘Last Night’ – Justified Prod. By: The Neptunes Irrespective of the questionable artwork, this is one of my favourite Justin Timberlake songs and part of the many reasons why Justified is one of my favourite albums. Pharrell & Chad’s work on the production is faultless (don’t even get me started on the bridge), and matched by JT’s vocal performance. Continue reading #NayeTuneOfTheDay | Justin Timberlake – Last Night