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Watch N.E.R.D.'s Politically Charged New '1000' Video


N.E.R.D. have unveiled their new video for "1000." The Future-featuring song will appear on their upcoming album, No One Ever Really Dies.

The clip opens with a statement from the group and their record label, Columbia, which states that they "do not support or condone violence in any shape or form. We only have internet access" before a barrage of protest footage unfolds. Anti-racist marches, police brutality and a burning Confederate flag are among the imagery.

"In the mirror is a hero/ One zero zero zero" the frenetic chorus repeats like a mantra to seemingly prepare for a battle against oppression. Interspersed within the visuals is an interview with a young Mike Tyson discussing confronting fear and gaining confidence before each fight. The video also features dancer Mette Towley, who appears in the group's "

No One Ever Really Dies will be released on December 15th. In addition to Rihanna and Future, N.E.R.D.'s follow-up to 2010's Nothing also features M.I.A., Ed Sheeran, Andre 3000, Gucci Mane, Wale and Kendrick Lamar.


Topics: N.E.R.D.   Future


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