by BBG

American rapper/producer/designer/all around great bro Pharrell Williams has recently confirmed that his rap duo N.E.R.D. will pen a track for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"We have submitted a track to FIFA which will hopefully be chosen as the official anthem," Williams told Sun newspaper. "I follow football a little bit - it would be great if it happens."

The announcement follows in the footsteps of a slew of recording artists with the same aim, including Akon's "Oh Africa" and K'Naan's "Wavin' Flag". [Shoutcast]-

I'm guessing that "Lapdance" won't be their official submission, but odds are you can hear N.E.R.D. play said banger when they headline Irving on April 28th with the great Jay Electronica. Tickets are on sale.

Jay Electronica plays SUNY Culture Shock Fest earlier in April (as does Black Milk) and is also on board for Bonnaroo along with Stevie Wonder, Phoenix, Melvins, and many many others in June. He recently told MTV News about his wishes to collaborate with another hip hop artist, Chicago's Lupe Fiasco. Lupe plays two sold-out nights at Irving on April 10th and 11th with B.O.B.

Full NERD dates and some videos are below...

N*E*R*D- Everyone Nose

N*E*R*D- Lapdance NSFW

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C

Jay Electronica - The Pledge (Eternal Sunshine)

Jay Electronica & Mos-Def @ Knitting Factory

Apr 1 2010 Duke University Durham, North Carolina
Apr 10 2010 NASA Yuri's Night 2010 Bay Area Mountain View, California
Apr 22 2010 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia
Apr 24 2010 Towson University Towson, Maryland
Apr 28 2010 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Jun 19 2010 Mundial Festival - Tilburg, Holland Tilburg, Zuid-Holland
Jun 20 2010 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Holland Amsterdam, Zuid-Holland
Jul 9 2010 Les Ardentes Festival - Liege, Belgium Liege, Liège
Jul 30 2010 Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjöyran Festival Ostersund, Jämtlands län
Jul 31 2010 Karlskoga, Sweden - Putte Parken Festival Karlskoga, Örebro län

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