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    Genre:Rock, Rap, Reggae, Hip-Hop
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    1Thrasher lyrics
    2The Way She Dances lyrics
    Soldier lyrics
    N.E.R.D feat. Santigold
    4Help Me lyrics
    5Solider lyrics
    I'm Da Shit lyrics
    7I Wanna Jam lyrics
    Everyone Nose lyrics
    9Anti Matter lyrics
    Find My Way lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Nothing [2010]
    2Fly Or Die [2004]
    3Nothing [Deluxe Edition] [2010]
    4In Search Of
    5Seeing Sounds [2008]


    The acronym N.E.R.D. stands for "No One Ever Really Dies," but childhood friends Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, and Shay most certainly used the group to proudly emphasize the nerdier aspects of their musical personalities. Before this side project took shape, Hugo and Williams -- as the Neptunes -- had established themselves as giants in the field of pop production, whether they were working with hardcore rappers, smooth crooners, or teen pop groups. Although their faces were known to many due to this prominence, N.E.R.D. allowed the duo to take center stage, as rock stars, even if a new alias was being used.

    The trio recorded its first album, In Search Of..., and released it in Europe in late 2001. Not entirely happy with the results, they reshaped the album using live instrumentation -- with significant assistance from the funk-rock band Spymob, to further differentiate the material from Neptunes productions -- before issuing it in the U.S. in March of 2002. Singles "Lapdance" and "Rock Star" made minor indentations on the singles charts; despite this, the album didn't come close to achieving the kind of commercial success won by the average Neptunes production. In March of 2004, after another endless influx of hitmaking Neptunes work, they resurfaced with Fly or Die. This time out, Hugo and Williams handled more of the instrumentation. Unrelenting in their knack for the absurd, lead single "She Wants to Move" was promoted with a video that depicted the three members performing in the rear "compartment" of a female-shaped space vessel -- a very literal interpretation of the line "Her ass is a spaceship I want to ride." ~ Andy Kellman, All Music Guide

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