Provider (song)

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"Provider"
Single by N*E*R*D
from the album In Search Of...
A-side "Lapdance" (UK)
Released 2002
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, electro-funk
Length 4:24
Label Virgin
Writer(s) N.E.R.D
Producer(s) The Neptunes
N.E.R.D singles chronology
"Rock Star"
(2002)
"Provider"
(2002)
"Lapdance"
(re-release)
(2002)

"Provider" is a song by funk/rock/hip hop group N*E*R*D from their 2001 album In Search Of....

The song was the third and final single from the album. It managed to gain minor popularity in Europe, making the charts in the Netherlands and Sweden. In the UK, it was released as a double a-side with a re-release of "Lapdance," peaking at #20.

Music video[edit]

The video opens with two girls and a guy in a truck, the guy asking the two if they remember a guy named Shagg. Pharrell and Chad ride around with a bike gang interspersed with scenes of a young man (Brad Renfro) struggling to make ends meet and his pregnant girlfriend (Kelli Garner). She suggests he apply to the military, which he angrily rejects but reluctantly does. The video ends with Pharrell wearing cammo and holding a little girl displaying the peace sign with other children around him doing the same. Tony Hawk and Travis Barker make a cameo in a convenience store scene, while Pusha T of the Clipse appears as a drug dealer.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single[edit]

  1. "Provider" (Zero 7 Remix Edit)
  2. "Provider" (Remix Radio Edit)
  3. "Lapdance" (Freeform Reform)
  4. "Provider" (Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart 95
UK Singles Chart 20
Swedish Singles Chart 43

References[edit]