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N.E.R.D. packs a political punch with "1000" music video

Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.; ABC/Adam RoseN.E.R.D. follows up their "Lemon" music video with a politically-charged visual for their song "1000." 

In the clip, the group and featured artist Future are heard, but not seen. 

The five-minute video begins with the disclaimer, "N*E*R*D and Columbia Records do not support or condone violence in any shape or form. We only have Internet access."   

The video then goes right into a series of images showing real-life news footage of past riots, rallies and police brutality in America. 

A vintage speech from former professional boxer Mike Tyson is also heard in the video, before dancer Mette Towley and backup performers dive into a choreographed dance.

N.E.R.D. is comprised of Pharrell WilliamsChad Hugo and Shay Haley

Their forthcoming album, NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES, is available for pre-order now and set for release December 15.    

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