Pharrell Won’t Rush The New N.E.R.D. Album
How many different ways can you say it? Pharrell has been everywhere lately, and he’s not trying to go anywhere anytime soon. Speaking to the BBC, the hit-maker said he’d be taking his time before dropping new material with his old band N.E.R.D., the trio that also featured Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and Shae Haley.
“N.E.R.D. is the special thing. You don’t just throw that [new music] out there,” he said. “That’s the opportunity the people afford us. We cherish that. We don’t abuse it by just throwing anything out. We take the right amount of time, the proper amount of time to give the people what they ask us for.”
The trio last released an album in 2010, titled Nothing, which was their fourth collaboration. “I’m the luckiest guy in the group,” Skateboard P said of his cohorts. “Those guys are super cool.”
Pharrell, of course, has been riding a massive wave at the top of the charts in recent months, scoring platinum singles with both Robin Thicke (“Blurred Lines”) and Daft Punk (“Get Lucky”) as well as crafting hits with Nelly, 2 Chainz, Jay Z, and Azealia Banks, just to name a few, with rumored upcoming collaborations with Rakim and Justin Timberlake on the horizon.