N*E*R*D & Zune Team-Up To Deliver Exclusive Hollywood Performance [Exclusive Coverage]

Posted about 8 years ago by
By Nathan S.

Los Angeles - N.E.R.D.’s new album is titled "Seeing Sounds" but Wednesday night they had their fans seeing stars. Led by their always-charismatic frontman Pharrell Williams, the musically adventurous trio celebrated the impending release of their album with an exclusive party at Hollywood’s swank Roosevelt Hotel. Sponsored by new media company Zune, "Zune Presents N.E.R.D. Live at the Roosevelt" drew some of the world’s biggest celebrity names, including Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton, along with hundreds of loyal fans.

The event began with an intimate pre-party under the dim lights of one of the Roosevelt’s many lobbies. While the capacity crowd waited the obligatory two-plus hours for the music to start, they could pass the time dancing to some of L.A.’s premier djs, playing around in the photo booth, or goofing off with a guy dressed in a gorilla suit (take a look at “Seeing Sounds” album cover and it will all make sense).

Free drinks aside, everyone in the well-dressed crowd was there for one reason and one reason only; to hear N.E.R.D. throw down another scorching performance. They styled and swaggered their way through a set list that largely focused on new material while dipping into just enough of their nouveau-classics to keep the crowd happy. From “Anti Matter” to “Lapdance” Pharrell, N.E.R.D. rifled through song after song with an uncommon precision and passion.

Producer Chad Hugo on Piano (L), Williams (R)

The evening hit its peak when Lupe Fiasco made a surprise appearance during the performance of their song "Spaz," culminating in Lupe pulling off an onstage backflip. Then again, for many of the Hollywood faithful the highlight was likely Nicole Richie joining Pharell for some dance lessons to the up-tempo “She Wants to Move.” On a night like this it’s hard to pick just one moment. For many, including me, it was coming home and blissfully collapsing into bed with our ears still ringing.

Want more? Look for video of the night’s festivities on Zune’s website, coming soon. N.E.R.D.’s third album, "Seeing Sounds," will hit stores on June 10.

N*E*R*D   Pharrell Williams   Concerts


You Might Like

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Chance The Rapper & Donnie Trumpet Unleash Unreleased “Surf” Snippets

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their acclaimed free mixtape, Trumpet has released an 11-minute mix. Read More
Posted one day ago by DJ Z

The Irving Plaza Shooting Isn’t a Rap Problem, It’s an America Problem

"People don't get murdered at Jazz, Classical, R&B, EDM, etc shows. This is a rap thing." Read More
Posted 3 days ago by Yoh

In Which I Convince You to Listen to Lecrae, Hip-Hop’s Overlooked Elite Rapper

Don't be scared by the "Christian rapper" label, bar for bar Lecrae's just as dope as elite rappers like J. Cole. Read More
Posted 3 days ago by Nathan S.

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Bernz & Jarren Benton “Outta My Brain”

Strange Music's Bernz just came through with the rap anthem to set your summer off right. You need to hear this. Read More
Posted 3 days ago by Lucas G.
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.