In our never-ending quest to bring you the most fire Spotify playlists of all time, it was inevitable that we do a Neptunes one.
The Neptunes are arguably the MOST important production team in the history of rap/rnb and one of the most important production teams in pop music. When you look at a playlist like this, what becomes clear is the depth of their dominance in the period from 1999 to 2005. Basically half of all popular rap tracks that dropped during that era were produced by them.
Their sound still sounds futuristic today. It still sounds cutting edge when tracks from a few year ago are already stale.
Fuck, I still got a soft spot for Teriyaki Boyz “Tokyo Drift”, that production is fire.
Hopefully this is a nice trip down memory lane or an inspiration for producers out there.