05 April 2009

MM Vol 2 - 114 - Nelly


MM Vol 2 #114

Nelly

"Dilemma"

(2002)
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Genre: Hip Hop
Art by skam4
So, after the experimentation song of MM Vol 2 #118, and carrying on with the current trend theme in Vol 2, I thought i would try and see if there was another songs by Nelly which i could [squeeze to a might] enjoy. To my surprise, yes there was. The 2002 smash, "Dilemma" featuring Kelly Rowland [Is it just me or are her eyes completely captivating?] was decidedly catchy with a soothing back beat worthy of any 90's slow jam classic. So after all this new Hip Hop music, was i slowly becoming a fan of this Genre? Can it even be possible? Well probably no, as most Hip Hop or sub genres of this type, to put it blunt can be quite nauseous, but any song from this genre that was this good [and lets face it, the video did help this song no end], usually meant it was top of the heap in any genre, including Rock or Pop .... but it was starting to influence me quietly. ~ crowbarred
Don't call me boo, man.
art by pas-designs. A savvy pop-rapper with crossover appeal, Nelly seemed like a novelty when he first debuted in summer 2000 with "Country Grammar (Hot...)," yet he was no one-hit wonder, consistently returning to the pop charts with successive smash hits like "Hot in Herre." His universality is partly rooted in his hometown: the Gateway City, officially known as St. Louis, MO, which set him apart from all of the prevailing rap styles of his time. He wasn't from the East or West Coast, nor was he from the South; located in the middle of the United States, St. Louis is a Midwestern city halfway between Minneapolis and New Orleans, built upon on the western banks of the Mississippi River. Nelly's locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is 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 catchier than most, thanks also in part to his standby producer, Jason "Jay E" Epperson. As a result, Nelly became a rapper capable of crossing practically all boundaries, from the Dirty South to TRL and everything in between. His first hit, "Country Grammar (Hot...)," became a nationwide summer anthem, and many more smash hits followed. His popularity peaked in summer 2002, when he topped seemingly every Billboard chart possible with his Nellyville album and its lead single, "Hot in Herre."
art by ShiZnEb
Born Cornell Haynes, Jr., on November 2, 1974, in St. Louis, Nelly moved with his mother from the inner city to suburban Universal City as a teen. There he chiefly attended to baseball and rap, forming the St. Lunatics with a group of his peers (including Big Lee, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, and City Spud). The St. Lunatics enjoyed a regional hit in 1996 with the self-produced single "Gimmie What You Got," but no recording deal was forthcoming. Frustrated with failed attempts to land a recording deal as a group, the St. Lunatics collectively decided that Nelly would have a better chance as a solo act. The rest of the group could follow with solo albums of their own. The gamble paid off, and soon Nelly caught the attention of Universal, who signed him to a solo deal. ~ [Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide]
For more Nelly see MM Vol 2 #118
This song has a crowbarred rating of 71.6.2 out of 108
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