N.E.R.D. Keeps It Going Thanks To Audience Passion

N.E.R.D. 'Nothing'

Shay of N.E.R.D. spoke with BET about how the genre hopping group measures success after ‘Seeing Sounds’ and ‘Nothing’ haven’t reached the success of their first two albums. “I would say for me, we did ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ [a while] ago – everybody in the audience, they seemed like they were engaged, but it was one person in the middle of the audience who was going the fu** off,” Shay explained. “I was just like ‘wow’. I don’t know if she knew about N.E.R.D. prior to our performance, but whatever it is, she’s feeling it and that’s what keeps it going.”

N.E.R.D. Start Over With Nothing Creating ‘Nothing’

N.E.R.D. 'Nothing'

The Washington Post spoke with Pharrell Williams in a Q&A, asking the N.E.R.D. member about whether the group’s latest album ‘Nothing’ was a continuation of their previous effort ‘Instant Gratification’ or something totally separate. “No. ‘Instant Gratification’ was good, but you know, good is not good enough,” Pharrell said. “What we opted to do was just put it aside and start all over with nothing. And that’s where the title came from.” The transcript at Washingtonpost.com has since been removed.

America (The Band) Inspired N.E.R.D.’s ‘Nothing’ LP

N.E.R.D. 'Nothing'

Pharrell Williams spoke with the Detroit News about his respect for the folk rock group ‘America’, which served as inspiration for the new N.E.R.D. album ‘Nothing’, out now. “We like making music that we feel like is missing, and right now I would do anything for a new America record, or Crosby, Stills & Nash, or the Doors, or the Moody Blues,” Williams explained. “We try to make records like (those artists), but with 808s under them.”

The entire story at detnews.com has since been removed.

N.E.R.D. Interview & Performance

N.E.R.D. performed live and talked about their fourth album ‘Nothing’ with Rolling Stone. “I call this generation the microwave generation,” Pharrell Williams said. “Because they want it now. They want it hot, they want it now, and they don’t care if it gets hot in 10 minutes because they’re over it.” Watch the interview and performance highlights via YouTube below.

N.E.R.D. ‘Hot-n-Fun’ Video Ft. Nelly Furtado

N.E.R.D. 'Hot-n-Fun' music video

N.E.R.D. are out with the video to their new single ‘Hot-n-Fun’, featuring Nelly Furtado, off the alternative hip hop trio’s fourth album ‘Nothing’, out September 7th on Star Trak/Interscope. Watch it via YouTube below.

On TV: Lil’ Kim, Lil Wayne, N.E.R.D.

Rap acts on television this week include:

Lil’ Kim, who competes in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (ABC) on Monday and Tuesday.

MC Hammer, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Lil Wayne, who performs with Keri Hilson on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Friday.

N.E.R.D. ‘Sooner Or Later’ Video

N.E.R.D. 'Sooner Or Later' music video

N.E.R.D. are out with the video to their new single ‘Sooner Or Later’, the third release from the alternative hip hop group’s third studio album ‘Seeing Sounds’, out now on Star Trak Entertainment. Watch it via YouTube below.

On TV: N.E.R.D., Lil Mama, Rev Run

Lil Mama VYP

Rap acts on television this week include:

Rev Run of Run-DMC, who visits ‘Today’ (NBC) on Monday.

Lil Mama and LL Cool J, who appear on Monday night’s ‘Teen Choice Awards’ (FOX).

N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Tyga, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

N.E.R.D. ‘Everyone Nose’ Video

N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D. are out with the video to their new single ‘Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)’, the lead release from the Virginia Beach alternative hip hop group’s third studio album ‘Seeing Sounds’, out now on Interscope Records. Watch it below.

N.E.R.D. ‘Spaz’ Video

N.E.R.D. 'Spaz' music video

N.E.R.D. are out with the video to their new single ‘Spaz’, the second release from the Virginia Beach alternative hip hop trio’s third studio album ‘Seeing Sounds’, out now on Interscope Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

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