N.O.R.E. & Pharrell Reunite For One More And It’s Another Hit (Video)
Since 1998, N.O.R.E and Pharrell have been making great music together. In fact, though Pharrell and his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo had been around the industry for several years, contributing to tracks produced by Teddy Riley and others, N.O.R.E. was one of the first acts to give Chad and Pharrell their own high profile look. By including the duo on his debut eponymous album alongside the likes of Marley Marl, Trackmasters, Hitman Nashiem Myrick and Dame Grease, he showed that the production tandem belonged amongst Hip-Hop’s elite producers of the day. In turn, The Neptunes rewarded him with the most successful single in his career, at the time, with “Superthug.”
Fast-forward nearly 20 years later, and N.O.R.E. and Pharrell have each grown tremendously, but largely on separate paths. Though they worked together again, extensively, on N.O.R.E.’s next two albums, they would take a hiatus of more than 10 years, before reuniting on 2013’s “The Problem (Lawwwddd).” Today, Pharrell is one of the most successful producers of all-time and N.O.R.E. is a host of the red hot Drink Champs podcast.
Now, for the first time in 4 years, Pharrell and Noreaga join forces on “Uno Más,” and, while their sound is very different, they seem to have re-captured the chemistry that lead to their success over a decade ago. Many of the two men’s past collaborations were flat out bangers designed to get clubs jumping and radios pumping. For “Uno Más,” they take a different approach. The song is laid-back and filled with island vibes. One hook and one verse in, however, and the record becomes incredibly catchy. And, though the tempo is several beats per minute less than their previous work, the song will still make its listeners move.
As the Summer winds down, “Uno Más” is a ray of sunshine that will likely last for months to come.