#5 → THE NEPTUNES
Peak VIBE Era Run: 2000-2007
Certified Banger:"U Don't Have to Call"-Usher
Power: When the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo was named Producers of the Decade by Billboard in 2009, some observers were taken aback by such a lofty accolade. But the truth is the Neptune's owned the radio for much of the '00's, crafting an omnipresent bling sound that produced massive hits for a diverse palette of acts that included N.O.R.E. ("Superthug"); Jay-Z ("I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"; Britney Spears ("I'm A Slave 4 U"); Justin Timberlake ("Rock Your Body"); and Snoop Dogg ("Drop It Like It's Hot"). All that, and the Teddy Riley protégés still found time to form their own alternative rock-rap band N.E.R.D. Showoffs.