Pharrell Hints at New N*E*R*D Music
In the past year, Pharrell successfully reinvigorated his career as a producer and became a superstar solo performer in his own right. Songs like "Happy" and "Get Lucky" were unassailable smashes, but for Pharrell fans of old, this smooth-funk era is no match for his early aughts phase, which saw him upending hip-hop and pop while weirding out with Chad Hugo and Shay Haley for genre-spanning side project N*E*R*D, which has been dormant since 2010.
His feature on "Move That Dope" indicated the nervy Pharrell of old was still alive under that memed hat, and now there's more hope: Skateboard P hinted that new N*E*R*D material could be on the way (might as well capitalize on the momentum, at the very least). During his iTunes Festival show in London last night, Pharrell brought out Haley and the two performed N*E*R*D cuts “Lapdance,” “Rockstar,” and “She Wants To Move," when Haley dropped this bomb: "It feels good to be back in London. When we released our first album back in 2001 and first crossed the Atlantic, this was the first place to embrace us. You’re gonna like this shit we’re gonna release."
"There will always be an N*E*R*D," Pharrell responded. "I’m happy to be a nerd; the bullies lost, the nerds won.” Sounds to us like he's got three album title options right there.
[via Mass Appeal]