N.E.R.D. has a new album on the way with features from Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and more.
Supergroup N.E.R.D. —which consist of Chad Hugo, Shay Haley and Pharrell— announced their fifth album “No_One Really Dies” at Complex’s second annual ComplexCon over the weekend. The convention kicked off in Long Beach, California. After releasing the Rihanna-assisted single and video for “Lemon”, the trio has kept up the momentum by releasing the tracklist for their new album. Feel free to watch the video for “Lemon” (check out below). Their new project has no release date as of yet!
1. Deep Down Body Thrust 2. Lemon f. Rihanna 3. Voilà f. Wale & Gucci Mane 4. 1000 f. Future 5. Don’t Do It f. Kendrick Lamar 6. Kites f. M.I.A. & Kendrick Lamar 7. ESP 8. Lightning Fire Magic Prayer 9. Rollinem 7’s f. Andre 3000 10. Lifting You f. Ed Sheeran 11. Secret Life of Tigers
Are y’all excited for the new album? Sound off in the comments below!
Kendrick Lamar drops another visual from his double-platinum album, DAMN. From “HUMBLE.” to “DNA.” and “ELEMENT.” to “LOYALTY.” is there a common theme within Kendrick’s most recent videos? Watch “LOYALTY.” and see for yourself.
Fresh off the heels of bringing out J.Cole and Chance the Rapper to his Detroit and Chicago shows, Kendrick Lamar continues to keep us tuned into his every move.
Although currently on tour promoting his most recent release DAMN, Kendrick continued to satisfy his fans by releasing the visual for the Rihanna-assisted track “LOYALTY.” As I mentioned in an older post covering his video for “ELEMENT.”, most Kendrick Lamar visuals have to be watched at least twice to understand the themes behind the music.
So imagine this: Ninjas (or at least I think what I think may be ninjas). Scantily-clad women representing temptation. Metal sharks under concrete road pavement. If you’re lost, I don’t blame you. Let’s break it down a bit further. Using the comments section for some sense of understanding (which is something I should do less of..unfortunately!), my interpretation is that each of these elements represents Kendrick trying to stay not only loyal to his woman (played by Rihanna), but to himself. Kendrick recognizes the more fame he achieves within the music industry, the more likely his moral values are inclined to disappear. The lyrics even speak for themselves. Watch the video below and let me know what yall think!