The Neptunes & co.'s ever-evolving hip hop/
electro pop creative outlet NERD is back with their best in years! NERD not only never ever really dies, they're also never ever to be dismissed as an occasional throwaway side project, and they never put out the same record twice. This one finds them slyly innovating in their stylistic playground without trying to reinvent the wheel, and laying off some of the live band fusiony aspects of past efforts – calling in favors from some brilliant guests who sound just as eager to try new things as Pharrell and Chad – including a couple great guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna as a solid rhyme spitter instead of soulful chorus voice for a nice change of pace, an increasingly rare appearance from Andre 3000, MIA and others. Titles include "Lemon" with Rihanna, "Deep Down Body Thrust" and a bass credit for the mighty Thundercat, "Voila" with Gucci Mane & Wale, "1000" with Future "Don't Don't Do It" with Kendrick Lamar, "ESP
", "Lighning Fire Magic Prayer", "Rollinem 7's" with Andre 3000, "Kites" with Kendrick Lamar & MIA, "Secret Life Of Tigers" and "Lifting You" with Ed Shearan.
(LP artwork is different from that shown – in a plain black center hole sleeve – and made to look like a white label bootleg! Includes download.)