Updated: Sep 14
Is N.E.R.D one of the most revolutionary bands we've ever seen? Do they get the respect they deserve in the industry? Are they Pharrell's, "side band"? These are all topics that need discussing especially if you're a N.E.R.D or Pharrell Williams fan.
With the announcement coming weeks ago by Pharrell Williams that he plans to hit fans with new N.E.R.D music in the future, of course we're all excited to get it! Ground-breaking sounds with innovative vocals have been the formula for the timeless hits like "Rock Star", "Spaz", "She Wants To Move", & many more. Although reading write-ups like "Music Radar" reporting the story where they refer to N.E.R.D as Pharrell's, "side-band", I feel the total opposite and find it a poor representation and painting of the legendary group N.E.R.D and what they've brought to the culture. I'd actually go as far as to say that N.E.R.D was one of the most sound revolutionizing bands we've ever seen and don't get enough credit. The Neptunes for Pharrell was his production powerhouse but N.E.R.D was one of his revolutionary marks with strong subject matter & powerful message.
The influence & imaging that Pharrell along with N.E.R.D brought to culture and music is unmatched and still being emulated today. Drake just claimed he "melted the diamonds I got from yo boss", referring to the chain he allegedly bought from Pharrell & flexed in his "Jumbotron Sh*t Poppin" music video. This was in Travis Scotts new song "Meltdown", which is on pace to be one of the highest selling albums of the year. That only shows a portion of the impact made by N.E.R.D has on the culture if 2 of the biggest artists are referencing them still after they've been in the game since 1999.
The impact Pharrell has on the music industry is unmatched as he continues to create music
himself as well as for movies & other artists as well as shift the culture in fashion and trends worldwide. It's safe to say whatever Pharrell touches turns to gold, including his legendary band N.E.R.D. who all contributed their own sauce to the culture pot. Chad Hugo, who's been a long time partner of Pharrell's who was a part of their "Bapes"
clothing line partnerships and many other ventures with Pharrell and Shay Haley, the bands drummer and whom was quoted by Pharrell as, "the root of the group". Although I speak for all N.E.R.D fans when I say we are excited for new music since the release of their latest single in 2017 with powerhouse artist Rihanna, I can't help but to think back on some of the music that made everyone latch onto the new sound of the century. I'll be ending this blog with the official Culture Pot top 5 N.E.R.D songs in our order and we can't wait to come back and add these new songs to the list! Also go buy their newest album, "Noone Ever Really Dies".
She Wants To Move
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