“On my first record, I rapped about me being on the block every day and hanging out in the ‘hood, basically doing a bunch of nothing. And then I sold eight million albums. So I can’t still be rapping about hustling for money to eat or I’ll sound like a real idiot.”
Why we like him ??
When Nelly first debuted nationally in summer 2000, he seemed like a novelty, but it quickly became apparent that he was, in fact, an exceptional artist, a rapper with truly universal appeal. He wasn’t from the East or West Coast, and wasn’t really from the Dirty South, either. Rather, Nelly was from St. Louis, a Midwestern city halfway between Minneapolis and New Orleans.
His locale certainly informed his rapping style, which was as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which was, similarly, as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang. Plus, Nelly never shied away from a pop-rap approach, embracing a singalong vocal style that made his hooks incredibly catchy. As a result, Nelly became an exceptional rapper capable of crossing all boundaries, from the Dirty South to the TRL crowd and everything in between.
Why is he famous ??
Nelly became a hip-hop and pop superstar after the success of his solo 2000 release, Country Grammar. The album spawned three big hits (including “Ride Wit Me”) and three Grammy awards and Nelly became an MTV favorite, recognized by a stylish band-aid on one cheek. His second effort, Nellyville, (2002) was equally successful. It included the hits “Dilemma” and “Hot in Herre” and was nominated for five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. In 2004 Nelly released two albums at the same time, Sweat and Suit, and in September they briefly held the two top spots on the charts.
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