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Country Grammar

Country Grammar

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Now that the Dirty South has shifted attention away from the East Coast-West Coast axis, hip-hop prospects are rising from points all across the map. COUNTRY GRAMMAR, the debut disc by Nelly, introduces the hip-hop world to the sound and slang of St. Louis, a Midwestern city affectionately called "the Lou" or "the Arch." Pumped full of hyperactive beats like those of

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Now that the Dirty South has shifted attention away from the East Coast-West Coast axis, hip-hop prospects are rising from points all across the map. COUNTRY GRAMMAR, the debut disc by Nelly, introduces the hip-hop world to the sound and slang of St. Louis, a Midwestern city affectionately called "the Lou" or "the Arch." Pumped full of hyperactive beats like those of Hot Boys production wizard Mannie Fresh, COUNTRY GRAMMAR will appeal to fans of Juvenile's Cash Money crew. Nelly, however, spices up the 808, electro-funk with tasty samples, acoustic guitars, and live percussion. While most of the tracks are built around R&B hooks, Nelly proves on "Ride Wit Me" that he's got enough pop sensibility to gain radio airplay. And with a flow that alternately tackles rugged street stories ("Greed, Hate, & Envy"), bouncy, club-worthy cuts ("St. Louie"), and thug-redemption slow-jams ("Lovin' Me"), Nelly is an all-around crowd pleaser. So ya heard. Don't sleep on St. Louie. Michael Endelman

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
By the time of Country Grammar's release in summer 2000, the album's title track had become a major hit single for the previously unknown St. Louis rapper Nelly, who was making his national debut. In particular, the song's tongue-twisting chorus is downright infectious: "I'm goin down down baby, yo' street in a Range Rover/Street sweeper, baby, cocked ready to let it go/Shimmy shimmy cocoa what? Listen to it pound/Light it up and take a puff, pass it to me now" -- or something like that. There are many more tongue-twisting singalong moments like this on Country Grammar, such as "Ride wit Me" and "E.I.," enough to make the album an engaging overall listen, despite some pedestrian rapping at times. More than anything, Nelly's knack for writing -- and singing -- such infectious hooks makes Country Grammar an exceptional album for its time, one that transcends regional styles like Dirty South and is universal in its (Midwestern?) pop-rap appeal. Some of the credit should go to producer Jason "Jay E" Epperson, who showcases a lot of talent over the course of Country Grammar.
Rolling Stone - Kris Ex
Country Grammar is the best thing to come out of St. Louis since Redd Foxx.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2000
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0601215774320
catalogNumber:
157743
Rank:
21369

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Country Grammar 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NELLY KNOWS HE'S RUNNIN THANGS. HIS MUSIC IS HOT AND OFF THE CHAINS AND PLUS IT'S TIGHT LISTENING TO SOME ONE FROM YOUR OWN HOME TOWN( ST. LOUIS ). BOO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND YOU SHALL AND WILL BLOW UP. AND STAY FINE AND SEXY AS EVER.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS CD IS SLAMMIN! I LOVED COUNTRY GRAMMAR ESPECIALLY!! MAN THAT SONG IS OFF THE HOOK!WELL ALL I GOT TO SAY IS THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CDS I'VE HEARD IN MONTHS!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best song i've heard on the radio in a long time. The beat is bangin' and his lyrics are off the chains. His album is gunna blow up fa' show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is so tight. Im tellin you, If you're the type of person who likes to get their bounce and/or party on then you need to cop this cd on tha real! Some of the songs on the cd that you can really get crunk to are: E.I. and Greed Hate Envy. Peep that. Plus He is Madd cute
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I would've bought this CD no matter what...Nelly (or Cornell as he was back in the day) and I went to school together at U. CITY HIGH in St. Louis. He is blowin' up! Look out for the St. Lunatics release..that's where it all started with 'Gimme What You Got'!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was the best rap cd i've heard in a long while even though i'm from georgia.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NELLY CD IS PHAT.I LOVE COUNTRY GRAMMAR.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd nelly,'country grammer' is a very good rap cd!the songs are great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nelly is the best yet. Never been better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NELLY IS A VERY TALENTED AND FINE LOOKING RAPPER!!! THIS ALBUM NELLY (COUNTRY GRAMMAR WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST CD'S YOU'VE HERD OF IN THE SUMMER 2000!! 4 ONE THING NELLY HAS GOOD BEAT AND HE IS DA BOMB!!! ALL THE SONGS IN THIS ALBUM R SO OFF THE HOOK THAT U WOULD LUV TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE CD, BECUZ ALL THE SONGS R GOOD. ALL THE SONGS R PRACTICALLY HITS ON THE ALBUM AND THATS WHAT MAKES THIS CD SO TIGHT. COUNTRY GRAMMAR IS A TIGHT SONG AND THE OTHER SONGS R SO COOL TOO SO U WOULDNT WANNA MISS OUT ON THIS ALBUM HERE. SO ALL OF U OUT THERE LOOKING 4 A TALENTED RAPPER IT WOULD BE NELLY... SO BUY NELLY'S CD COUNTRY GRAMMAR AND U WILL LUV IT LIKE ME. NELLY ALSO HAS A CUTE PERSONALITY. I LUV NELLY
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A GREAT CD AND A MUST BUY FOR ANY1 WHO LIKE DOWNSOUTH RAP IT'S JUST A MUST HAVE CD GO PICK IT UP
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I seen your video I thought that you was da bomb!!! Since I got your cd I listen to it everyday.I love 'country grammer.' That is my song. Nelly keep doing a wonderful job on your cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOha iii lovvvve thissss sonnnnnnng its the bomb...it has the titest beat i have ever heard.i love the words keep it goin ...yo
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS SONG ROCKS I LOVE IT ITS MY FAVORITE AND IT WILL ALWAYS WILL BE
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album is great!! He has lots of talent and i think his chart topping single is wonderful. It has lots of energy. I think it is worth going out and buying the album!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nelly is a sensational hit among hip-hop kids right now, maybe its the way he raps or the beats in his song. He has proven that he can hold his own when it comes to the hip-hop scene.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NELLY IS THE NEXT STAR RAPPER OF THE YEAR HE COULD BECOME THE NEXT MILLIONARIE HE GOT THE SKILLS SO WHY NOT MAKE THE MILLS. HE GOT MY SUPPORT 100% COMING ALL THE WAY FROM DETROIT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is for anyone and everyone. It has my vote as the best album of the summer. If u don't have it go get it because u are missing out!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is one of the best cd's ive heard!!! Every song is bangin on the album...mostly ''For My'', ''Greed, Hate, & Envy'', ''Contry Grammar'', ''Ride Wit Me'', ''E.I.'', ''Wrap Sumden'', and ''Thicky Thick Girl''. Nelly, keep the good work up ni'a. ~Peace John
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome cd of this up and coming star. a definite best buy. luv it !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every song on the CD is good. This is the best CD purchase I have ever made. You can pop it into the CD player and listen to great song aftet great song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD... all the songs are awesome, and I love listening to them...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been listening to this on the radio and on internet. I think this CD is hot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yo! I just got this album august5th2000 the day before my birthday so I got it for a birthday present . but any way this album is off the hook specialy#10 feaaturing little wayne called (for me) . well got to go love ya'll peace and keep it real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nelly's sh$$ is HOT!!! This s$$$ is blazin no doubt. The whole cd is straight crazy.We need a new rapper with talent like nelly's with all these fakes like eminem.Buy this cd it's all gravy