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- Posted on Jun 13th 2008 2:00PM by Christina Lang
"Spaz if you want to." Sweet! We're in. The heavy beats and catchy lyrics of N.E.R.D.'s track support every music lover's fantasy: a giant room filled with stacks upon stacks of vinyl. Of course you've heard of the 'Paying' and 'Of Beats' albums, right? No? Neither have we, but Microsoft's ingenious marketing actually made us question whether these LPs were real or not.
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes are joined by their longtime pal Shay Haley to form N.E.R.D., a self-described funk-rock/hip-hop trio. 'Spaz' is the second single off the 2008 album 'Seeing Sounds.' Microsoft's Zune player, the Zune Pass and its various accessories have cleverly meshed their products with tunes that create catchy and, even more important, memorable adverts.
Zune used 'Spaz' in not one but two commercials for the Zune Pass campaign. The second was a less flashy ad, but it showcases N.E.R.D.'s creation much more prominently. But let's be honest: We would much rather sit surrounded by the pile of LPs or at least live vicariously through the commercial.
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