Over the course of his short career Nelly has produced 3 Multi-Platinum albums that have not only catapulted him into world-wide fame, but established St. Louis as a fertile ground for rap & Hip-Hop. With the simultaneous releases of his fourth & fifth albums-Nelly continues a career that evolves & blurs the lines of Party Rap, Pop-Rap, Brag Rap & Country Rap. With two collections of songs that has everything to offer all people. From the lead single "My Place" to the auto biographical "Die For You" to the club sensation "Flap Your Wings". Nelly reaches out to fans on all levels. This fall everyone will have the opportunity to SWEAT it out & SUIT it up.
While its companion disc Suit
offers Nelly at his most mature and refined, Sweat
takes direct aim at the "Hot in Herre" crowd. Why not? "Hot in Herre" has reached karaoke proportions. Nelly wastes little time here in reminding everyone just how great he is on "Na-Nana-Na," where he recites an inventory of his accomplishments over a smattering of found sounds and drum breaks. The Neptunes-hemmed "Flap Your Wings" may reestablish him as the king of club rap, with its infectious "drop down and get your eagle on, girl" chant that comes with an accompanying dance. "Tilt Ya Head Back," featuring a subpar Christina Aguilera
, and the dubby "River Don't Runnn" are both confounding yet genetically engineered for radio airplay. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Who else would have the nerve to re-jig the instantly recognizable John Tesh "NBA on NBC" theme ("Heart of a Champion") into a hip-hop club track? --Dalton Higgins