N.E.R.D. Enlist Future for New Song '1000'

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N.E.R.D. at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on April 28, 2010 in New York City.  

Having scored a great Rihanna verse and their first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry with “Lemon,” N.E.R.D. return Wednesday (Nov. 29) with a second new single, the Future-featuring “1000.” Like “Lemon,” it’s jittery and sample-packed, with so many moving parts that Pharrell’s gleeful exclamations (“Oh, this shit is workin’!”) might as well apply to the beat itself.

N.E.R.D.’s upcoming album No_One Ever Really Dies is out December 15. It’s set to feature additional guests, including Andre 3000M.I.A.Gucci ManeKendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran, though it’s not entirely clear how involved Pharrell’s longtime musical collaborator Chad Hugo was in the project.

Listen to “1000” below:

This article was originally published by Spin.


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