N.E.R.D. have revealed one of their most-anticipated collaborations to-date, teaming up with Kendrick Lamar for Don’t Don’t Do It.
Premiered as Zane Lowe’s latest Beats 1 World Record, the track, which hears a co-writing credit on the intro, comes ahead of Friday’s release of the forthcoming N.E.R.D. album, No_One Ever Really Dies, which will feature additional tie-ups with the likes of Andre 3000, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran (among others).
From a conceptual point-of-view, Don’t Don’t Do It quotes the wife of Keith Lamont Scott who was killed by North Carolina police last year. In the incident, Scott’s wife pleads with officers for the victim’s life, whilst filming the full altercation on her phone.