Nellyville [Explicit Lyrics]

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Why mess with a good thing? That's Nelly's M.O. on his sophomore disc, Nellyville, which makes the most of the same catchy, nursery-rhyme style flow that propelled his debut album, Country Grammar, to multi-platinum status. The St. Louis rapper also sticks to the same subject matter with a new batch of tunes about partying, dodging haters, and kickin' it with the ladies. Adding to its appeal, Nellyville is peopled with an A-list of guest stars, including Justin Timberlake on the wah-wah guitar-accented "Work It" perhaps returning the favor for Nelly's appearance on 'N Sync's "Girlfriend" remix, which earned the boy band more urban radio airplay, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child on the Bone ...
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Why mess with a good thing? That's Nelly's M.O. on his sophomore disc, Nellyville, which makes the most of the same catchy, nursery-rhyme style flow that propelled his debut album, Country Grammar, to multi-platinum status. The St. Louis rapper also sticks to the same subject matter with a new batch of tunes about partying, dodging haters, and kickin' it with the ladies. Adding to its appeal, Nellyville is peopled with an A-list of guest stars, including Justin Timberlake on the wah-wah guitar-accented "Work It" perhaps returning the favor for Nelly's appearance on 'N Sync's "Girlfriend" remix, which earned the boy band more urban radio airplay, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child on the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony-reminiscent ballad "Dilemma," and hit makers the Neptunes, who contribute their signature, highly electronic production work to the go-go-inspired single "Hot in Herre." Still, in an effort to defend his street cred, Nelly comes through hard on "Roc the Mic Remix," which features Rockfella Beanie Sigel and takes a humorous jab at old-school rapper KRS-One. But even when he's trying to play the bad boy, Nelly is still one of rap's music most jovial MCs. So if you like your hip-hop danceable and lighthearted, you'll enjoy the ride to Nellyville. Larry "The Blackspot" Hester
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Nelly's debut album, Country Grammar, was a left-field surprise smash hit, racking up a number of hits and turning the Midwestern pop-rapper into an overnight superstar. It's perhaps little surprise then that his follow-up, Nellyville, sticks to the script. Like Country Grammar, it's produced almost entirely by newcomer Jason "Jay E" Epperson, and it too relies on catchy, singalong hooks that are more pop than rap. Moreover, there are some clear, clever rewrites here, with "Pimp Juice" in particular relying on the same slow-grooving rhythm that made "Country Grammar" and "E.I." such jams two summers earlier. Nelly also retains his tough-guy posturing here -- he's no gangsta, nor is he an outright thug, but he is awfully damn cocky and a lot gruffer than your typical teen pop star. All of this makes Nellyville just as good as its predecessor. What makes it two or three notches better, however, are the few occasions where Nelly tries something new -- namely on "Hot in Herre," "Dilemma," and "Rock the Mic," three well-calculated, standout moments. The first is a trademark Neptunes production with an infectious hook, tailor-made for radio and club play; the second is a straight, saccharine interpolation of Patti LaBelle's 1983 hit "Love, Need and Want You" that features a duet with Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, and is as likely to appeal to those who are old enough to know the original as those who are too young to realize how much of a straight cover this is; and the third is a remix of Beanie Sigel and Freeway's previously released hit for Roc-a-Fella, and is one of the only pure hip-hop moments here, and a welcome one at that. All of this amounts to a sure-fire pop-rap album that should not only please anyone who enjoyed Country Grammar; it should also attract yet more fans who will be drawn in by the few aforementioned standout moments of pop calculation. And that's not even mentioning the Justin Timberlake feature, which should be a draw in itself for many teen pop fans.
Entertainment Weekly - Tom Sinclair
Nelly's music moves forward in funk-rooted blips and starts, embellished with high vocal whoops, asides, and exclamations that function as hooks.
Vibe - Rob Marriott
Nellyville, his second outing, is a wager that the 8 million who bought it before could do with some more. Nelly's clever lyrics show that there is an insightful cat wrapped inside that Top Forty appeal. He doesn't challenge you, but that was never his goal.

Nelly's music moves forward in funk-rooted blips and starts, embellished with high vocal whoops, asides, and exclamations that function as hooks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 044001774720
  • Catalog Number: 017747
  • Sales rank: 11,653

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nellyville (4:15)
  2. 2 Gettin' It Started - Cedric The Entertainer (1:51)
  3. 3 Hot in Herre (3:48)
  4. 4 Dem Boyz - Murphy Lee (4:34)
  5. 5 Oh Nelly - Murphy Lee (4:03)
  6. 6 Pimp Juice (4:52)
  7. 7 Air Force Ones - Murphy Lee (5:04)
  8. 8 In the Store - Cedric The Entertainer (1:40)
  9. 9 On the Grind - King Jacob (4:45)
  10. 10 Dilemma (4:49)
  11. 11 Splurge (5:09)
  12. 12 Work It (4:22)
  13. 13 Roc the Mic - Murphy Lee (4:17)
  14. 14 The Gank - Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam (4:48)
  15. 15 5000 (2:11)
  16. 16 #1 (3:18)
  17. 17 CG 2 - Murphy Lee (4:32)
  18. 18 Say Now (5:42)
  19. 19 **** It Then - Cedric The Entertainer (1:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelly Primary Artist
La La Track Performer
Luis Conte Percussion
Steve Eigner Guitar
The Neptunes Vocals
Kelly Rowland Track Performer
Justin Timberlake Track Performer
Beanie Sigel Track Performer
Technical Credits
Herb Powers Mastering
Kevin Law Executive Producer
Matt Still Engineer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Steve Eigner Engineer
Brian Garten Engineer
Just Blaze Producer
C-Love Executive Producer
Nelly Executive Producer
Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam Producer
Ryan Bowser Producer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Its Gettin Hot in Here!

    Another recommendation from Head Cashier in the Woodinville, WA store. We used some of this music for a Ladies Night Out party with firemen from a
    recent calendar shoot. The Ladies loved it. Caroline's recommendation was spot on............. Sandy Johnson

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NELLY RULES

    NELLY IS #1 IN THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NELLY IS #1

    PEOPLE SAY THAT NELLY IS NOT HOT WELL I THINK HE IS HE DOES HIS OWN THING HIS OWN STYLE NELLY IS AHEAD OF THE RAP GAME AND I LOVE HIM SINCERLY, CHANEL A.K. NEL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THe BEST EVER

    I recommend that ever body who walks this earth buy nelly cd because he sounds what he looks so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NELLY IS HOTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!

    I was watching TV on the billbored and Nelly won!!! I would of cryed if he lost. Hes so hot and cute. Nelly has emiem beat all the way.(sorry i dont no how to spell his name).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nellyville gets in HOT IN HERRE

    My Boo (Nelly aka Cornell Haynes Jr.) is the best! And Nellyville is a tight new joint! Everybody should get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nelly's wifey: MRS.HAYNES

    I'M THE BIGGEST FAN OF (NELLY).I LOVE NELLY SO MUCH.NELLLY IS MY BOO.SO IF YALL DONT HAVE MY BABY'S CD U NEED 2 GET IT.(NOW ,TO NELLY)BOO U NEED TO COME TO DA MIA.AND HAVE A CONSERT OR SOMETHING!!!!!..COME DA HERREE SO I CAN MEEET U.NELLY I LOVE U AND I REALLY WANT TO MEET YO SEXY SELF....!!!!!!!!LOVE YA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nellytastic!!!

    i absolutly adore this album!! there's never usually an album that i like all the songs to but this one is definitely an exception!! :D Nelly's the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    down in nellyvile

    this album rules the nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another #1 For Nelly

    Nelly features some of the Summer's greatest hit on his CD. I encourage everyone to buy it. One of the great Summer hits was "Hot in Herre". Not to mention "Dilemma". You can dance and relax all in one. Hear the crazy side of Nelly, Hear the mellow side of Nelly! Its perfect for any gift or just to keep!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nellyville is tight!

    Nellyville is a tight album with hard lyrics and crazy beats. I thought it was going to be hard for Nelly to follow up on Country Grammar but he came through and brought us a tight album. He includes a mix of Rap, Pop, and R&B featuring Artists such as Justin Timberlake and Kelly from Destiny's Child. Both of the songs he made with tose two artists are tight. The producers of this CD made tight beats to go with the Lyrics of the songs. All of these songs are bumpin' and understandable and that is why I give this album a 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    all peeps know

    a yo all peeps no nelly is fine and is the most sweetest person.he couldnt be betta.from the bandaid on his face to his toes he's just.................damn!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Krs one sux!

    yo nelly rox and that's not sumthin id say for krs one. who ever thinks krs one rules is crazy. nelly's cd rox and he deserves 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nelly Still # 1

    This Cd Is So Hot If You Anyone Who Wondering If You Should Get This Cd Get This One You Won't Regret It. FoSho It's So Hot But You Already Know That Cuz It's Nelly Always Comin'Out Hot!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    #1

    this album is off the hook this is the best of nelly and the st. lunatics i ever heard the other albums r tight but this is blowin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I think this album ROCKS!!

    I enjoy this soo much! I think Nelly is going far! I hope he continues the good work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOTT IN HERRE

    THIS CD IS THE BOMB NELLY IS THE HOTTEST RAPPER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND IF YOU ASK MY FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY THEY WOULD SAY THE THING NELLY IS HOTT HOTT HOTT AND I MEAN OFF THE CHATS HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST THERE IS AND LIKE HE I AIN`T STOPPING TILL I GO DOWN AND TRUST AND BELIEVE HE WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY 4SHO DIRTY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE NELLY

    yea basically nelly will always be number one i like his new cd its good...yea thx nelly ur great LOVE YOU

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I want to live in Nellyville

    Nellyville, just like Country Grammer, is packed with hits. It is a CD that you can listen to all the way through. With many guest appearences by the St. Lunatics, Nellyville will equal the success of Country Grammer, and it will deinatly not be a Sophmore jynx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    nelly is BOMB!!!

    I think that nellys new CD nellyville is a awesome CD. Not only does he look good but he also sounds good. I give it 5 stars all the Way

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