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Nellyville [PA]


  • 1. Nellyville
    2. Gettin' It Started - (featuring Cedric The Entertainer/La La)
    3. Hot in Herre
    4. Dem Boyz
    5. Oh Nelly
    6. Pimp Juice
    7. Air Force Ones
    8. In the Store - (featuring Cedric The Entertainer/La La)
    9. On the Grind - (featuring King Jacob)
    10. Dilemma - (featuring Kelly Rowland)
    11. Splurge
    12. Work It - (featuring Justin Timberlake)
    13. Roc the Mic - (Remix, remix, featuring Freeway/Beanie Sigel/Murphy Lee)
    14. Gank, The
    15. 5000
    16. #1
    17. CG 2
    18. Say Now
    19. **** It Then - (featuring Cedric The Entertainer/La La)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 017747

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerSteve Eigner; Matt Still; Brian Garten

    Personnel includes: Nelly, Murphy Lee, Ali, Kyjuan, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, King Jacob (rap vocals); Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland (vocals); Cedric The Entertainer, La La (spoken vocals); Luis Conte (percussion).
    Producers include: Waiel "Wally" Yagham, The Neptunes, Jason "Jay E" Epperson, The Trackboyz, Ryan Bowser.
    "Hot In Herre" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap Male Solo Performance.
    "Dilemma" (w/ Kelly Rowland) won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
    NELLYVILLE was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and
    Best Rap Album. "Dilemma" (w/ Kelly Rowland) was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Record Of The Year.
    Personnel includes: Nelly, Murphy Lee, Justin Timberlake, King Jacob, Kelly Rowland, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Dani Stevenson.
    Producers include: Jason "Jay E" Epperson, The Neptunes, Just Blaze, Waiel Yaghnam, Bam & Ryan Bowser.
    Principally recorded at The Hit Factory, Miami, Florida.
    "Hot In Herre" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap Male Solo Performance.
    "Dilemma" (w/ Kelly Rowland) won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
    NELLYVILLE was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and
    Best Rap Album. "Dilemma" (w/ Kelly Rowland) was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Record Of The Year.
    Personnel: The Neptunes (vocals); Steve Eigner (guitar); Luis Conte (percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Richard Travali.
    Recording information: Basement Beats, St. Louis, MO; Right Track Recording, New York, NY; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; The Village, LA.
    Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
    NELLYVILLE could fairly be billed as its creator's coming-of-age album, with a sophisticated sheen that's a world and several million dollars away from its predecessor, the hugely successful COUNTRY GRAMMAR. Confidence and an undeniable musicality are the watchwords here, from the opening title track which is a both half-sung, half-rapped statement of first principles and a tour through the artist's psyche. The infectious club track "Hot in Herre" should bring fans and Nelly neophytes alike running with its old-school chorus, while the tight, steamy textures of "Pimp Juice" show Nelly as a master of insinuating vocalese. There are the usual guest appearances, notably from Justin Timberlake on the rap/pop crossover "Work It," where Timberlake's smooth vocals are expertly used to provide a cool, stylish counterpoint to Nelly's urgent rapping. Beanie Sigel guests on the remix of "Roc the Mic" while the take-no-prisoners stomp of "On the Grind" featuring King Jacob is a reminder, if any were necessary, that no matter how sophisticated his music gets, the streets of St. Louis will always be Nelly's spiritual home.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.107) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
    Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's a solid dance record, peppered with clever punch lines and very likable..."
    Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.107) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
    Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's a solid dance record, peppered with clever punch lines and very likable..."
    Spin (8/02, p.109) - 6 out of 10- "...The unsung hero of Nelly's debut was producer Jason Epperson, whose beats were the sonic equivalent of a chromed-out grill. Jay E's new tracks have a similar sheen...Every time [Nelly] catches one of Jay E's deadpan grooves, that Midwestern flow conveys more than any thug posture could..."
    Spin (8/02, p.109) - 6 out of 10- "...The unsung hero of Nelly's debut was producer Jason Epperson, whose beats were the sonic equivalent of a chromed-out grill. Jay E's new tracks have a similar sheen...Every time [Nelly] catches one of Jay E's deadpan grooves, that Midwestern flow conveys more than any thug posture could..."
    Entertainment Weekly (6/28/02, p.141) - "...The album as a whole is so solid...a plethora of neat surprises....Our man seems to be in control of his flame and on top of his game..." - Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly (6/28/02, p.141) - "...The album as a whole is so solid...a plethora of neat surprises....Our man seems to be in control of his flame and on top of his game..." - Rating: B+
    Q (9/02, pp.109-10) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Nelly is clearly on top of his pop-rap game..."
    Q (9/02, pp.109-10) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Nelly is clearly on top of his pop-rap game..."
    NME (Magazine) (6/29/02, p.38) - 7 out of 10 - "...A glossy well-produced album of populist anthems with a gangsta undertow....another multi-platinum album in the making..."
    NME (Magazine) (6/29/02, p.38) - 7 out of 10 - "...A glossy well-produced album of populist anthems with a gangsta undertow....another multi-platinum album in the making..."
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