After all the M.I.A shenanigans of last week (Musick was top of the google searches for ‘Born Free’, geeky fact fans), it’s down to earth with a bump today. It’s sad to report that the demise of the Neptunes as a producton power-house has finally been confirmed with this, the first single from N.E.R.D‘s fourth album, Nothing.
Featuring a fairly listless turn by everyone’s favourite ‘feat.’, Nelly Furtado, ‘Hot N Fun’ (ah, that title!) is neither of those things. We can’t help but think it’s time for Pharrell & co. to call it a day, stop all this rock nonsense and get back to making forward thinking beats such as this humdinger.