The Neptunes (1998)
While everyone else was producing music here on Earth, The Neptunes must have been pulling their beats from somwhere in a galaxy far, far away. How else could you describe Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s meteoric rise to fame in the game? Although they had a few minor production credits to their name while on the come-up, the actual Neptunes sound didn’t come to life until N.O.R.E.’s 1998 “Superthug” single hit the airwaves. After that, it was virtually impossible not to hear The Neptunes on the radio throughout the early 2000s.