The new album features Kendrick Lamar, Future, Rihanna, and more.
This year, N.E.R.D, composed of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, closed out Day 1 of ComplexCon with a listening party of epic proportions.
With anticipation building around the trio’s return with their No_One Ever Really Dies album, they decided to gift attendees with an extremely special performance of the whole project from top to bottom.
"The album’s not coming out tomorrow," Pharrell told the crowd. "We’re giving it to you. It’s yours. You got it before everybody else."
The result is an 11-track effort with guest features from some of the industry’s best. These include Rihanna, featured on the previously-released “Lemon,” Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, and Future just to name a few.
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The last time N.E.R.D released music as an entity was in 2010 with their fourth studio album Nothing. So, excitement is an understatement for the general sentiment brewing around the group’s official reappearance in the spotlight.
Check out the full tracklist to No_One Ever Really Dies:
1. "Deep Down Body Thirst"
2. "Lemon" f/ Rihanna
3. "Voilà" f/ Gucci Mane and Wale
4. "1000" f/ Future
5. "Don't Don't Do It" f/ Kendrick Lamar
6. "Kites" f/ Kendrick Lamar and M.I.A.
8. "Lightning Fire Magic Prayer"
9. "Rollinem 7’s" f/ André 3000
10. "Lifting You" f/ Ed Sheeran
11. "Secret Life of Tigers"
NERD playing the new album. This is amazing.— David Amaya (@AmayaNYC) November 5, 2017
IM LISTENING TO THE NEW NERD ALBUM RIGHT NOW AND THIS IS THE ONLY TWEET YOULL GET FOR THIS TIME— Brick By Brick (@CoryTownes) November 5, 2017
That NERD thing was a giant finesse— Cannibal Aux (@atrak) November 5, 2017
NERD playing their whole new album at #Complexcon.— Charged Up Chopz (@Pchopz_) November 5, 2017
Features Gucci, Wale, Rihanna, Future, etc
i'm interested in the wale feature on the nerd album since whenever they collabed they never miss— Ahmed/YHUNG TO STAN (@big_business_) November 5, 2017
currently processing feelings post-NERD at #ComplexCon— j.relle (@jdotrelle) November 5, 2017
Ok just saw NERD play their new album at ComplexCon and I have some thoughts (and an hour long Lyft ride to tweet in)— Alex Gale (@AlexGale) November 5, 2017
YO COMPLEXCON ENDED WITH A NERD LISTENING PARTY— esta (@BeatsByESTA) November 5, 2017
This new NERD album is FIRE, sheesh. #ComplexCon— Rope Lace Supply (@RopeLaceSupply) November 5, 2017
haha i could've been at complexcon haha i could've been at the nerd listening party haha but i didn't go bc work ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa— dom lol (@dominick_ra) November 5, 2017
NERD playing their new album at complexcon pic.twitter.com/Q7dm2BpqeY— andrea (@flatbushzombae) November 5, 2017