N*E*R*D Debut New Album at ComplexCon With Electrifying Show

N*E*R*D took the stage at ComplexCon to debut their new album featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, and more.


It's been three years since N*E*R*D—Pharrell, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley—have shared the same stage together, and the celebrated trio made sure their return was a memorable one as they debuted their new album No_One Ever Really Dies on Day 1 of ComplexCon.

The 11-song project boasts A-List guests, including Kendrick Lamar, Future, André 3000, and Rihanna (who is featured on the previously released "Lemon"), among others. Those in attendance were treated to a first listening session, with a stage that featured real cars for props, vibrant lighting, and dozen of dancers keeping the energy up as the album played.

The trio were situated on a van in the back of the stage at the beginning of the show. After a few tracks, Shay joined the dancers to turn up, then later Pharrell. Before "Don't Don't Do It," a collaboration with Kendrick, began, Pharrell explained the inspiration behind the song. He said it was made after the tragic fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

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— The Last Mr. King JD (@MrKingJD) November 5, 2017

N.E.R.D. is playing a live listening arena concert now of their new album “No_One Ever Really Dies”, top to bottom at #ComplexCon.

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— Michael Watson II (@ForeverShowtime) November 5, 2017

"The album’s not coming out tomorrow," Pharrell explained. "We’re giving it to you. It’s yours. You got it before everybody else."

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— Chiefy (@richhomiechief) November 5, 2017

Check out footage of "1000" featuring Future above, a clip of "Don't Don't Do It" with Kendrick below, as well as the tracklist for their new album and photos from the show.


1. "Deep Down Body Thirst"
2. "Lemon" f/ Rihanna
3. "Voilà" f/ Gucci Mane and Wale
4. "1000" f/ Future
5. "Don't Don't Do It" f/ Kendrick Lamar
6. "Kites" f/ Kendrick Lamar and M.I.A.
7. "ESP"
8. "Lightning Fire Magic Prayer"
9. "Rollinem 7’s" f/ André 3000
10. "Lifting You" f/ Ed Sheeran
11. "Secret Life of Tigers"


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