Producer: The Neptunes
Album: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

By 2004, The Neptunes were clearly looking to move beyond their original sound, experimenting heavily in rock and new wave pop sounds. But no one saw this one-of-a-kind Snoop collaboration coming, a minimalist electro masterpiece that was clearly step in an innovative new direction for everyone involved. The bold move paid off—it became the first #1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 for both Snoop Dogg and Pharrell. So the next time someone tries to front on Snoop's spot as an all time great (and people always front on Snoop) remember that he made two of the best rap songs of the '90s (“Ain't Nuthin' But A G Thang” and “Gin and Juice”) and “Drop It Like It's Hot”—one of the best songs of the 2000s.