Urban Legends reissues N*E*R*D’s critically acclaimed, RIAA gold-certified album, Fly or Die, in honor of its 15th anniversary. Featuring the hits “She Wants To Move,” “Maybe,” and “Jump” (featuring Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden and Benji Madden), the album is available now on limited edition 2LP red vinyl.
Purchase Fly or Die in the Urban Legends store: https://UrbanLegends.lnk.to/NERDFlyorDie2LP
Released on March 23, 2004, Fly or Die was N*E*R*D’s follow-up to 2002’s In Search Of. Juxtaposing hip-hop with rock influences, N*E*R*D’s Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay learned to play the instruments on each track so they could also perform them live. The album was produced by The Neptunes, and Lenny Kravitz and Questlove guest on “Maybe.”
“It’s all over the place but with a little more direction,” Chad Hugo told MTV News around Fly or Die‘s release. “Even in the songwriting, Pharrell wrote songs with more issues involved, more storytelling.”
Uncut awarded the album five stars and Entertainment Weekly graded it an A-, saying, “Fly or Die is craftier and more multilayered than its predecessor… clever, complex, studio-crafted pop –complete with musicianly, smooth-jazz licks — that doesn’t owe allegiance to any one genre.”
“A great album, crammed with hooks and harmonies, goofball lyrics and the left-of-center melodic twists any indie-rawk geek would fly or die for.” – Alternative Press
N*E*R*D: Fly or Die, [2LP red vinyl]
1. “Don’t Worry About It”
2. “Fly Or Die”
4. “Backseat Love”
1. “She Wants To Move”
3. “Wonderful Place/Waiting For You”
1. “Drill Sergeant/Preservation”
1. “The Way She Dances”
2. “Chariot Of Fire/Find My Way
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