The track, titled "Lemon," debuted on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 1) during Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. The up-tempo collaboration is the first musical offering from the Star Trak collective since their 2010 album Nothing. While a forthcoming project from the Virginia Beach trio has yet to be confirmed, rumors have been circulating that N.E.R.D. is gearing up for a momentous run.
Over this past weekend, whispers of a reunion began to fly during the sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival, where “No_One Ever Really Dies” posters and insignia were plastered all over the festival grounds. The group’s members also all changed their social media avatars to reflect that something sonically dope was brewing.
N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams further added to the growing speculation surrounding the group's resurgence after sharing a cryptic message on social media on Tuesday (Oct. 31).
The supercharged single intrinsically caused a frenzy on the internet following its release, but especially after fans got a taste of RiRi's onslaught of bars. The fresh single finds the bad gal flawlessly rapping about her penchant for fast cars and serving face for the paparazzi.
Not to mention, the track's accompanying video is a well-blended mix of in-your-face twerking and Black girl magic. Check out the visual for "Lemon" below.
(Photo: Star Trak Entertainment)