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Week 3.0 — 13th November '17

It's been 7 years since N.E.R.D.'s last single and albums were realised and 4 since they revealed work on their fifth studio album had begun.

No_One Ever Really Dies will feature artists like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000. Collaborations are unusual for the band but not exactly something that they've shied away from in the past so it will be interesting to see the results.

The album was previewed at Complexcon to a live audience and should be out early 2018. There was also a special recording of OTHERtone on Beats 1 at the event. The band revealed their pain around putting together the album Nothing and also discussed working with Rihanna and Andre 3000.

You can stream the album on Apple Music (below), purchase the album on iTunes, Amazon (US/UK), or get a 7" vinyl from the official N.E.R.D. store.


A couple of weeks before release, the album art was revealed and when the album became available, the band also made a video of the N*E*R*D + Friends listening party available:

VOX explained where the song LEMON got it's bounce from:

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 3.1 – Monday
    1. "Game Night" trailer trailers.apple.com
  2. 3.3 – Wednesday
    1. iPhone X vs 8 and 8 PLUS — After Ten Days iPhonedo on youtube.com
    2. Batman V Superman - Comedy Recap (HISHE Dubs)How It Should Have Ended on youtube.com
    3. In the Studio With Pharrell Williams Vogue on youtube.com
  3. 3.4 – Thursday
    1. Japanese rental properties @durk on twitter.com
    2. Art from child vandalism Eric Massicotte on twitter.com
    3. Jimmy Iovine and most bomb record in the solar system kottke.org
    4. Dinosaur Bed Sheets toxel.com
    5. DEADPOOL as Bob Ross Comicbook.com on youtube.com
    6. Joe Biden Talks To Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on youtube.com
  4. 3.5 – Friday
    1. A Photo Trip to Antarctica theatlantic.com
  5. 3.6 – Saturday
    1. Is the future of beginner photography a bright orange camera with no buttons? dpreview.com
  6. 3.7 – Sunday
    1. "Incredibles 2" teaser trailer Disney Pixar on youtube.com

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