Good morning from Huntington Beach, California everyone! I first heard today’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week artist when watching one of my favourite video mixes from TMF’s podcast back in 2008 when I came back from London for Erin & Philip’s Engagement Shoot. It was N.E.R.D. and they were mixed in with Fall Out Boy and their rockin’ guitar pumped version of “Beat It” along with other songs like; “I Wanna Be A Rock Star” and “One Milli.”
The song is “Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)” by N.E.R.D. and I totally dig the rawness, fun and how they don’t take themselves too seriously in the video.
N.E.R.D (No-one Ever Really Dies) (stylized as N*E*R*D) is an American rock, funk and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the production duo formed the band with Shay Haley as a side project of The Neptunes in 2001. N.E.R.D’s debut album, In Search Of…, sold 603,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was also awarded the second annual Shortlist Music Prize. The band’s second album, Fly or Die, sold 412,000 copies in the United States and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
In 2005, N.E.R.D ended their contract with Virgin and disbanded. Three years later, the band reunited under Star Trak Entertainment, a subsidiary of Interscope Records established by Williams and Hugo. The band’s third album, Seeing Sounds, sold 80,000 copies in its first week. Can we say… sahhh-weeet!!!
This year, N.E.R.D announced the release of their fourth studio album entitled Nothing, which will be released on September 7, 2010. The first single from the album, “Hot-n-Fun” featuring Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado, was released on May 18th, 2010 to iTunes. I think that they’ve definitely had their share of ups & downs – but seem to keep coming up stronger & better each time they overcome a speed bump in their path.
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So without further ado, I give you N.E.R.D in “Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)” for the West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week. And, don’t just have an awesome West Coast Wednesday, but make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!