N.E.R.D. and Future collaboration ‘1000’ gets a politically charged video

N.E.R.D. have shared a new video online for the track 1000, which features a guest spot from Future.

The opening statement of the visual declares: “N.E.R.D. and Columbia Records do not support or condone violence in any shape or form. We only have internet access.”

Directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, with creative direction helmed by Phi Hollinger, the video is made up of scenes of riots, protests, the American flag and a dance sequence led by Mette Towley – who featured on N.E.R.D.’s video for Lemon.

N.E.R.D.’s forthcoming album No_One Ever Really Dies is due out on 15 December via RCA. It will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, former Crack Magazine cover star M.I.A., Gucci Mane and others.

Speculation over the group’s return began after cryptic posters appeared around Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival in LA bearing the slogan ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’. The group’s official return was announced by Zane Lowe via Beats 1 on 1 November.

Watch the video for 1000 in the player above. You can pre-order the album digitally here, and the vinyl here.