N.E.R.D. have been busy preparing for their upcoming No_One Ever Really Dies album to drop, delivering singles with Rihanna, Andre 3000, and Future. Now, one of the album's most highly anticipated tracks has surfaced on Zane Lowe - the Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean collaboration "Don't Don't Do It." While Frank's contributions might not be as prevalent as you might hope, his considerable talents helped craft the intro, leading to this glowing praise from Pharrell Williams:
"Nothing ever feels like a mistake with him but of course we all as human beings make mistakes. His ability to make nothing feel like a mistake or nothing feel like everything has purpose. Even his flaws just seem to be artful and well thought out."
Pharrell also reveals his respect for Kendrick Lamar, who holds it down on this track with a veteran's poise. "To me Kendrick is like probably a jazz artist reincarnated. The way that he handles the pen is kind of how Miles Davis handled the trumpet," says Williams. "You’re arguing and asking yourself is it brilliant colorful scribble or is it like really eloquent calligraphy?"
What do you think of this one? Sound off below.
Keep focus, you wanna get caught with your eyes open
You wanna stand clear of the prognosis
Problem hoping, watch demotion
Watch em' close enough
Don't let the holster break or roast ya'
Roller coast ride that bitch