On The Neptunes Present...Clones (2003), Chad Hugo and Pharell Williams (aka The Neptunes) snare an all-star cast of featured players, and they ably demonstrate how their skills can adapt to any conceivable personality. The album features four singles; "Frontin'" by Pharrell ft. Jay-Z, "Light Your Ass On Fire" by Busta Rhymes, "Hot Damn" by Clipse and "It Blows My Mind" by Snoop Dogg.
Williams steps out with some help from Jay-Z on "Frontin'," one of the biggest Neptunes-related singles. The funky "Light Your Ass on Fire" features Busta Rhymes' more sexually aggressive and explicit come-ons. Amidst whirling sirens, Dirt McGirt's turn, "Pop Shit," boasts a comical Looney Tunes-worthy arrangement. "Popular Thug," originally a track on Kelis' Wanderland, gets a deserved new look, with Pusha T's role bumped in favor of Nas.
The album debuted at number One on the US Billboard 200 Chart, and ultimately sold over half a million copies in the US, certifying Gold in the process.
2. BUSTA RHYMES - LIGHT YOUR A** ON FIRE (FEATURING PHARRELL)
3. CLIPSE - BLAZE OF GLORY (FEATURING PHARRELL & AB-LIVA)
4. LUDACRIS - IT WASN'T US (FEATURING I-20)
5. PHARRELL - FRONTIN' (FEATURING JAY-Z)
1. VANESSA MARQUEZ - GOOD GIRL
2. NELLY - IF
3. ROSCO P. COLDCHAIN - HOT (FEATURING PUSHA T FROM CLIPSE & BOO-BONIC)
4. SNOOP DOGG - IT BLOWS MY MIND
5. SPYMOB - HALF-STEERING
1. THE HIGH SPEED SCENE F**K N' SPEND
2. N.E.R.D. - LOSER (FEATURING CLIPSE)
3. FAM-LAY - ROCK N' ROLL
4. SUPER CAT - THE DON OF DONS (PUT DE TING PON DEM) (FEATURING JADAKISS)
1. CLIPSE - HOT DAMN (FEATURING AB-LIVA, PHARRELL & ROSCO P. COLDCHAIN)
2. N.O.R.E. - PUT 'EM UP (FEATURING PHARRELL)
3. DIRT MCGIRT - POP SH*T (FEATURING PHARRELL)
4. KELIS - POPULAR THUG (FEATURING NAS)