Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention [Explicit Lyrics]

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Orchestrated by St. Lunatics producer Jay E. as well as sonic innovators the Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, and David Banner, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention features remixes of his biggest hits from Country Grammar and Nellyville. The disc also features several new songs, including the Neptunes-produced "Iz U."
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Even considering the sudden proliferation of excellent rap remixes no doubt prompting its release, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention was a questionable undertaking from a listener standpoint. After all, it's no secret that by and large there are two kinds of remix albums: those that are ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Orchestrated by St. Lunatics producer Jay E. as well as sonic innovators the Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, and David Banner, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention features remixes of his biggest hits from Country Grammar and Nellyville. The disc also features several new songs, including the Neptunes-produced "Iz U."
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Even considering the sudden proliferation of excellent rap remixes no doubt prompting its release, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention was a questionable undertaking from a listener standpoint. After all, it's no secret that by and large there are two kinds of remix albums: those that are intended to showcase production genius, often expanding upon a given popular artist's work creatively, and those that are intended to cash in, often recycling a given popular artist's work commercially -- and while the former albums are generally interesting complements think underground dance music, the latter ones are generally throwaway stopgappers think Bobby Brown's Dance!...Ya Know It!. Nelly's venture into the remix arena aims to be an interesting complement to his canon -- an album that is intended to showcase the production genius of his right-hand man, Jason "Jay E" Epperson, and expand upon big hits like "Country Grammar Hot Shit," "Hot in Herre," and "Dilemma" with new beats and guest rappers. For instance, Nelly even narrates the album in an interviewer/interviewee format that is intended to shed light on his creative process and also showcase his cooler-than-thou fronting. However, whether the overall intentions here are sincere or not, Da Derrty Versions ends up playing like a cash-in. The main problem is that Nelly seemingly put more effort into the album's narration than its actual music -- his raps and hooks are pasted as is, for the most part. Epperson ends up carrying most of the weight, producing pretty much everything here the Jermaine Dupri remix of "Dilemma" and a pair of David Banner remixes being notable exceptions. Of course, when you let a producer remix his own songs, within a strictly commercial context with few liberties, the output isn't going to be vastly different from the input, and that's most certainly the case here. Thankfully, there's an ace new song, "Iz U," and a couple good third-party contributions: E-40's typically E-40 lacing of "Country Grammar Hot Shit," and David Banner's remix of "Air Force Ones," which also features Eightball. It's also a pleasure to hear Ron Isley's timeless crooning on the "Pimp Juice" remix.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498613115
  • Catalog Number: 000166502
  • Sales rank: 47,393

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:24)
  2. 2 Country Grammar (Hot...) (4:58)
  3. 3 Iz U (5:40)
  4. 4 E. I. (5:03)
  5. 5 Ride Wit Me - City Spud (4:28)
  6. 6 Batter Up - Prentiss Church (6:56)
  7. 7 If (3:18)
  8. 8 Hot in Herre (3:45)
  9. 9 Dilemma - Ali (5:06)
  10. 10 King's Highway (5:30)
  11. 11 Groovin' Tonight - City Spud (4:25)
  12. 12 Air Force Ones - David Banner (5:09)
  13. 13 Work It (4:12)
  14. 14 #1 - Postaboy (5:07)
  15. 15 Pimp Juice (6:00)
  16. 16 E. I. - St. Lunatics (6:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelly Primary Artist, Interviewee
Brian McKnight Guest Appearance
E-40 Guest Appearance
Tru Guest Appearance
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Ronald Isley Guest Appearance
Craig Love Guitar
Steve Eigner Guitar
Kelly Rowland Guest Appearance
Clipse Guest Appearance
Justin Timberlake Guest Appearance
8Ball Guest Appearance
Billy Hume Acoustic Guitar, Bass
St. Lunatics Guest Appearance
David Banner Guest Appearance
Dani Stevenson Vocals
Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam Percussion, Group Member
Jason "Jay E" Epperson Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Young Sears Keyboards
King Jacob Guest Appearance
TJ Oster Guitar
Chocolate Thai Guest Appearance
Matt Brauss Bass
Bryan Loss Drums
Jeremy Von Nida Guitar
Jake Arnold Electric Guitar
Basement Beats Group
Jayson Bridges Group Member
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Brian McKnight Composer
E-40 Composer
Carl Nappa Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Scott Spencer Storch Composer
Kevin Law Producer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Pharrell Williams Composer
Steve Eigner Engineer
Brian Garten Engineer
Chad Hugo Composer
Kelly Rowland Composer
DB Cook Composer
Justin Timberlake Composer
8Ball Composer
Nelly Composer, Executive Producer
Ali Composer
Kyjuan Composer
Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam Composer
Murphy Lee Composer
Jason "Jay E" Epperson Composer, Producer
Pusha T Composer
Prentice Church Composer
King Jacob Composer
Jake Robinson Engineer
Bryan Loss Engineer
Keith Brent Road Manager
Tony Davis Management
Dawntanya Smith Interviewer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As a Nelly fan i was a bit dissappointed

    Note: this is not a remix album full of recycled trax, these are songs that were reinvented. There weren't any really godd songs on here, all of them we have already heard on previous albums, except for Iz u, which is pretty good. Also, the hot in herrre reinvention sounds a bit pop, it probably won't be enjoyed by rap fans, and the E I tipdrill remix didnt really sound like E I, but was a bit too repetitive. there was also another E I remix on it, and personally, I think that 1 'reinvention' is good enough. I think this is a pretty good party album , but even other Nelly fans that have been listening since country gramma will be dissapointed. I would recommend this album to new Nelly fans, not seasoned Nelly fans. Although many fans probably already have this album and most likely think of me as a hater, but somewhere deep inside of them, they agree with me, and know what I'm talking about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good! I like it.

    I think this album by Nelly is very creative because he brought back a lot of his old songs from previous albums to this album. But the songs were all hits when they came out, for example Hot in Herre was a number one hit in the year 2003, and Dilemmma featuring Kelly Roland was also a number one requested song in the year 2002. Not only did Nelly bring back these great hits but he also reinvented the songs or changed them around to make them even better. Pretty good huh, well theres more, Nelly even added a couple of new songs like Iz U and E.I.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Confused....

    All in all... the CD is Nelly. I bought the CD for one reason: Shake Ya Tail Feathers. But,the song is SO mixed I can't even recognize it so I feel like I got ripped off! I'm also not real fond of the chit chat between the songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HORRIBLE- HIS WORST ALBUM EVER ... A TOTAL BOMB

    Nelly, what were you thinking? This album is horrible. I got it as a gift and was listening to it in my car. It's now somewhere on I-95. This album is just trying to make more money on original songs. If this album does well then it's due 100% to dedicated Nelly fans or people that shouldn't be able to have control of their Credit Card/Cash. This album by far is the worst album he's made and I hope when it doesn't even go platinum then he'll realize he's a joke.

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