Pharrell, Chad, and Shay brought along Rihanna along to remind us all that No one Ever Really Dies with the bouncy new track “Lemon”. This is the first we’ve heard from the collective in a few years. Rihanna, hot off her summer run of appearing on DJ Khalid’s “Wild Thoughts” and Kendrick’s “Loyalty”, drops bars on this cut and matches Parrell’s flow with her own swag over the signature sound. We like this side of everyone’s favorite bad gal and won’t be made if she wants to rap more in the future. The beat has a VA vibe and proves these guys still got that sauce. The video has a Riri cameo and stars Mette Towley performing a serious solo routine. On a related note, according to the Fader
, ADIDAS has partnered with N.E.R.D. for a line of training gear featuring design work from Korean artist Buzcha. If this is a sign of things to come, we will be hearing more from N.E.R.D. in the new year and beyond.