Pharrell Preps New N.E.R.D. Album for Early 2008

Pharrell recently revealed to MTV News that a new N.E.R.D. LP is on schedule for a release in early 2008. N.E.R.D., which consists of Pharrell, longtime production partner Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, last dropped a group project in 2004 with Fly or Die. According to Skateboard P, he feels that last project was too consistent and he is striving for a much more inconsistent feel on the new album, titled N*R*3*D. “I just was waiting for the right sounds,” he told MTV News. “Creating [music] at the keyboard is like going fishing. You fish for it every day. And you either get it or you don’t get it. It works several different ways: sometimes I sit down and just make something and it’s appropriate for it, sometimes I do that and it’s not appropriate. And sometimes I have to wait. What I usually do with the N.E.R.D. albums is we wait a lot.” While the renowned beatsmith was reluctant to reveal many details about the N*R*3*Dproject, he did say that it is mostly finished.

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  • Boy Vito!

    there last album was pretty dope…i hope it comes out nice…and pray to god it doesnt come out like Pharrell’s solo album…it was alright… not much of a banger tho :/ (my opinion)

  • DC’sBestg

    best thing outside rap. This should be interesting.

  • Korean Slap Boxer

    First N.E.R.D. was classic. Second one was garbage, lets hope the third times a charm

    • hsb

      Yo, you have to listen to the second album a couple of times to like it. The first time I listened to it, I was pretty disappointed because it wasn’t like their first, but I was pretty much forced to listen to their second album a couple of more times and finally got through my head that this is actually a good album. Listen to it again…


  • john cochran

    I kinda liked the second one two. Im wierd like that. Just keep chad around cause P’s beats been shitty lately without him.

  • BK Cyph

    First one was classic, second one was dope. IM expecting dope things!

  • J N*E*R*D*

    im the biggest nerd fan ever and there second cd was definetely not trash cant wait hope the have the clipse on it like they did in search of…………..

  • patkilpat

    Its funny I googled the new N.E.R.D. album Sunday because it popped into my head that they were working on it and only got interviews from o6′. Dope update. Whats up with the Tru3 magic title bite?


    N.E.R.D.-In Search Of…, dope
    The Clipes- Lord Willin’
    The Neptunes Present Clones, dope
    N.E.R.D.-fly or die, dope
    The Clipes- Hell hath- dope

  • Mr. Popo

    I can’t wait for this album to come out…Both the other albums was on point!!

  • T.R.E.Y.

    good news. as big a Timbaland/Danja fan as i am it’d be dope if the ‘Tunes got back to where they were a few years ago. healthy competition?

  • LLlim

    first albums a fukin classic second 1 was ok. but seriously can anyone tell me shay does ,duz he jus do a bit of vocals n sum instruments.

  • M.G.

    They need to kick that korean dood of the group. dood sucks dick just like jins none rappin ass dood got kicked off the ruff ryders cuz DMX cought him eating one of his pit bulls hahahahahahahah

    • J.H.

      Let’s not get ignorant with the racial bullshit. Alright? And for the record, Chad isn’t Korean. He’s Philipino.

  • jase

    i think this album will be on par with all their other stuff because when they come together it is always good well most of the time

  • DJ Gee

    I just heard about this at, I can’t wait for the album to drop. Pharrell sounds like he’s promising something crazy this time around, I’m excited.

  • Cuban Link

    whats up with all these old rappers/groups dropping CDs now?Wu Tang, NERD, Rakim, Public Enemy, I wonder who we’ll see next

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  • deandresurrellthegreat…sajonah lahu

    dis nigga skateboard p aint real….look

    deandresurrellthegreat:yo p u from da hood?

    skateboard p:yeah!i lived in the projects till i was eight,then i moved to the suburbs.
    then i started kickn it wit da kids and scratched my knee on my skateboard…lol,lol,lol,

    deandresurrellthegreat:look here p,u fake ass bitch ass police fuck muthafucka…u hate me cause im gettn money and im knockn ya bitch punk…..u bout to get yo muthafuckn head slaped off ya shoulders…,lol,lol,lol,lol….these jus words right?


  • radio

    hope there won’t be too much rap
    pharrell totally changed his image to gangsta rappen
    I liked his NERD-style muuuch more

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