N.E.R.D confirms new female group member RHEA

Source: NEPTUNES

There have been some rumblings about this before but now they have confirmed and she is very cute. Now the question is will they push units like Black Eye Peas?

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Claiming that their music is now ‘very 3-D’, Pharrell Williams says NERD are working on a new album ‘Instant Gratification’ with new member Rhea. Rumor that NERD have a new member named Rhea has been confirmed by Pharrell Williams. “Musically, we’re just somewhere else [with her],” he told MTV News. “The music is now very 3-D. It’s something you have to hear.” “We’re definitely somewhere else,” he continued. “I want to leave that impact moment for when you purchase your download and you purchase your CD. The music is very three-dimensional. We’re just really excited. We feel like NERD has always been the punks of hip-hop and the outcasts of alternative music – just a little different. But this time, we’re taking no prisoners.”

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The Ear: A Short Film By Yi Zhou featuring Pharrell Williams

via Hypebeast

Inspired to Gogols short story, entitled The Nose, from the Petersburg tales, Yi has written her latest short film about the absurd story of the loss of an ear. The ear is actually the key element of the film, shot in RED and partly to be made in 3D animation. Throughout the film, the ear and inner ear as a whole turn themselves into an EarBridge as they get crossed by a bridge. The EarBridge is part of a public project proposal for Baku, Azerbaijan that includes a number of important international contemporary artists. The Ear features Pharrell Williams, music by Ennio Morricone, and costumes by Rick Owens and BBC/Ice

Indonesian Promoter to Sue N.E.R.D. after No-Show

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via Breitbart

An Indonesian promoter threatened Tuesday to sue the management of US hip-hop group N.E.R.D. for cancelling a show in Jakarta after they ran into trouble with the law in neighbouring Malaysia.

N.E.R.D. were due to play in the Indonesian capital on Sunday but called off the gig at the last minute over fears of similar trouble with Indonesian police, local promoters Java Festival Production said in a statement.

The trio was “depressed” by their treatment in Malaysia, where they were questioned by authorities after a performance in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Malaysia’s Bernama news agency reported Monday that immigration department officials took statements from the group as they had not received official permission to perform there.

“We are going to file a lawsuit against N.E.R.D.’s management for their unilateral decision to cancel,” Java Festival Production spokesman Rezanda Tamaputra told AFP. Continue reading

BBC | Ice Cream Gold “Diamond & Dollars” Backpack

Pharrell strikes again for the metrosexual male. Somebody get Kanye on the phone.

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One of the loudest pieces to ever emanate from the BBC | Ice Cream collection, this metallic gold “Diamond & Dollars” backpack is sure to catch quite a few looks. The conspicuous piece features a debossed all-over print pattern featuring one of BBC | Ice Cream’s trademark usages of diamonds and dollar signs. Available now at select BBC | Ice Cream dealers with a retail price for Japan set at ¥84,840 JPY (approximately $922 USD).

Kanye, Wyclef & Others Tapped for DNC Performances

via Eurweb

Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver to support the presidential nomination of Sen. Barack Obama.

According to Billboard, West is rumored to be performing on behalf of Bono’s One Campaign, which landed the rapper in conjunction with the RIAA. Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to headline a party thrown by MTV and Rock the Vote.

The convention, which begins Aug. 25 at Invesco Field in Denver, will culminate with the party’s nomination of Obama three days later.

Lupe Fiasco x Dr. Romanelli “Glow in the Dark” Leather Bomber Tour Jackets


Source: Hypebeast

Found these tour jackets on HB made for Lupe to sport on the much hyped “Glow in the Dark” tour also featuring Kanye, Rihanna, and N.E.R.D . We in NYC love to rock leather bomber jackets and don’t be surprised if you see rap’s elite with them on before it gets too hot. More info below:

As part of the ongoing “Glow in the Dark” tour featuring Kanye West, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D., world renowned jacket designer Dr. Romanelli and graphic designer Nathan Cabrera have created a special piece for rising music star Lupe Fiasco. The leather bomber tour jacket features a laser etched design revealing intricate art work originally seen on Lupe’s “The Cool” album cover. The jacket is available exclusively at all the select cities taking part in the “Glow in the Dark” tour.

BBC/Ice Cream Spring 08

A Spade Is A Spade?

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Pharrell is prepping the latest addition to his Billionaire Boys Club collection and some preview pieces were recently released for your viewing enjoyment. Check with your BBC retailer to find out when these pieces will be finding their way to shelves and hopefully to your closets.

Pharell Williams Signs Autographs : Hong Kong

Source: Hypebeast

With a must see concert going down in Hong Kong with Kanye West and The Teriyaki Boys in the World Wide Bape Heads Show, life seems to good for BBC CEO Pharell Williams. With a new Nerds album on the horizon, armed with a controversial first single about cocaine use(Everyone Nose) bubbling across the country, Pharell is poised to be the hottest act in the game once again.

<The event was marked by the release of an exclusive t-shirt which was then made available for autographs. A special guest appearance also featured Juno of Hong Kong lifestyle brand SiLLY THING.

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