Just a little over a decade ago, I was really kind of down on hip-hop. Yeah, there were artists out there doing great stuff, but for the most part the once vital and daring genre had settled into a pattern of MTV-approved same-old-same-old.
Then this album dropped and with its eclectic fusion of rock, soul, chill and general weirdness, reaffirmed my faith in what hip-hop could be.
Here's Pharrell and N.E.R.D. doing Truth or Dare, live.