Star Trak and the Revenge of the Nerds

A look back at the legacy of N.E.R.D.'s debut album.

Nearly 20 years ago on August 6, 2001, N.E.R.D. dropped their debut album In Search Of… The album is actually named after a 1970s television series on the paranormal and unexplained phenomenon hosted by Leonard Nimoy, aka the original Spock from Star Trek.

It isn’t hard to infer where The Neptunes got the inspiration for their label name, Star Trak, fro…

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