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For N.E.R.D., it's time to ramp up production

Neptunes partners and rapper friend tout album, tour

Pharrell Williams (left) and Chad Hugo (right, with N.E.R.D. bandmate Shay Haley) have produced tracks for big-name artists. Pharrell Williams (left) and Chad Hugo (right, with N.E.R.D. bandmate Shay Haley) have produced tracks for big-name artists. (Aram boghosian for the boston globe)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / May 11, 2008

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NORTHAMPTON - Pharrell Williams is yawning. Because the superstar producer is a gentleman, he excuses himself and promises he's not bored. It's just that he was up late working. In the past few years, he has logged studio time with stars like Jay-Z and Madonna with his Neptunes producing partner, Chad Hugo. In this instance, Williams was actually tinkering with ... (Full article: 1041 words)

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