HipHop group led by Singer, Songwriter and music producer Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D. returned from hiatus with a new single called “Lemon” featuring pop music star Rihanna last week and the group also recently decided to have a listening parry for their upcoming No_One Ever Really Dies album.
The event was held at ComplexCon over the weekend where N.E.R.D. members Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley debuted every song from the project, which will include appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Future, Gucci Mane, Wale, M.I.A., André 3000, and Ed Sheeran.
As NPR points out, “Don’t Don’t Do It,” a track featuring Kendrick Lamar, addresses the 2016 police killing of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. Onstage, Pharrell spoke about watching the video of Scott’s death at the hands of police. In the clip, Scott’s wife can be heard pleading with police, “Don’t, don’t do it!”
“I thought to myself, “She knows her husband is gonna die,'” he said. “And I knew in my mind, man, that’s a chorus. The only thing that video is missing is melody and music.”
After weeks or promotion for the upcoming album, Pharrell has finally announced the release date for the much anticipated set today. The lead single ‘Lemon‘ featuring a rapping Rihanna has been going good so far, remaining inside the Billboard Hot 100 this week and inspiring the “Lemon dance challenge” on social media.
NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES. DECEMBER 15 pic.twitter.com/iMWSIPVns8
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 22, 2017
See the No_One Ever Really Dies tracklist below.
01. N.E.R.D. – Deep Down Body Thirst
02. N.E.R.D. – Lemon (Feat. Rihanna)
03. N.E.R.D. – Viola (Feat. Gucci Mane & Wale)
04. N.E.R.D. – 1000 (Feat. Future)
05. N.E.R.D. – Don’t Don’t Do It (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
06. N.E.R.D. – Kites (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & M.I.A.)
07. N.E.R.D. – ESP
08. N.E.R.D. – Light Fire Magic Prayer
09. N.E.R.D. – Rollin’ Them 7’s (Feat. Andre 3000)
10. N.E.R.D. – Lifting You (Feat. Ed Sheeran)
11. N.E.R.D. – Secret Life of Tigers