N.E.R.D. is a one of those rare side projects that actually exceeded the expectations of its humble beginnings. The project, titled as an acronym for No One Ever Really Dies, started as an offshoot of the The Neptunes – the production and arrangement duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The Neptunes were signed to Virgin Records by producer/musician Teddy Riley following his introduction to them at a high school talent show in 1992. N.E.R.D. came about when Williams and Hugo decided they wanted to form a performance group in 2001 and recruited Shay Haley, with whom they had gone to high school.
After formation, N.E.R.D. immediately got to work on their debut album,... Read More