Formed by award-winning artist-producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo and percussionist Shae Haley, N.E.R.D released the “NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES” album last year after a break of seven years. The band has a cult following and draws influences and featured artists from across the genre boundaries – examples from the new album include the hit single “Lemon” (feat. Rihanna) and the songs “1000” (feat. Future) and “Don’t Don’t Do It!” (feat. Kendrick Lamar).