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.
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.