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Nelly performs a Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop accompanied by the Symphony of the Americas at Broward Center for Performing Arts - Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States - Thursday 26th January 2017
Jude Demorest, Brittany O'grady, Ryan Destiny, LunchMoney Lewis, Desiigner, Nelly, Biz Markie, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base, Snoop Dogg, Naughty By Nature, Coolio and Tone Loc perform during Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2017 held at Bayfront Park on December 31, 2016 in Miami, Florida, United States - Sunday 1st January 2017
A theory suggests that Spotify could be the answer to the artist's prayers.
It was recently revealed that Nelly is in some serious financial debt, owing more than $2 million in unpaid taxes which puts his assets at risk of being seized by the IRS. However, there may be a way you can help him without donating any money at all.
Can Spotify help Nelly pay off his taxes?
As reported by TMZ, Nelly has been slapped with a massive $2,412,283 federal tax lien and he also owes an additional $149,511 in unpaid state tax according to the Missouri Department of Revenue. But a nifty idea has arisen online, suggesting that if fans were to stream his 2002 number one hit 'Hot In Herre' on repeat via Spotify, he may bring in enough bucks to pay his debts.
Nelly returned to the pop culture radar this week - read why below.
Nelly, aka Cornell Haynes - the quintessential southern rapper - has been arrested on drugs charges in Tennessee. According to Billboard, the Hot in Here hitmaker was pulled over by a state trooper on Saturday morning for not having two of the required stickers.
The timing wasa bit unfortunate, though. According to the report, the officer smelled marijuana inside the car, which prompted him to search the vehicle. In the end, the vehicle contained five rocks that tested positive for meth, a small amount of marijiuana as well as drug paraphernalia. Several handguns were also found in the bus. Another man, Brian Jones, was charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Nelly at the Paley Center
Continue reading: Nelly Jailed Over Weed In Tennessee
The triple threat of hit makers will play in over 30 cities across North America this summer.
Love New Kids On The Block? Been ‘Hangin’ Tough’ since the last time you saw the boys on stage? Well the wait is nearly over, as the 90s boyband (now manband) have just announced a 43 date US tour, kicking off this May, where they’ll be bringing along two very special guests.
The New Kids On The Block are hitting the road
TLC and Nelly will be joining the boys on 'The Main Event' tour, which kicks off May 1st at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets for the tour go on sale January 31st, with an American Express presale beginning this Friday.
Continue reading: New Kids On The Block Announce 'The Main Event' Tour With TLC And Nelly
Nelly offered some sound advice to Iggy Azalea whilst being interviewed by the Australian press. Despite the attacks on Azalea from other members of the music industry, including Eminem and Azalea Banks, Nelly believes Azalea should not be discouraged as she's evidently influential enough to be discussed but that she should simply ignore their cruel comments.
Nelly has some good advice for Iggy Azalea and for pretty much anyone else who has been the focus of unpleasant insults and cruel pranks - ignore the haters but appreciate the fact you are influential enough to be discussed.
Nelly has offered some advice to Azalea whilst visiting Australia.
Continue reading: Nelly Tells Iggy Azalea To Ignore Criticism From Fellow Artists
For our American readers, no, that's not a typo. 'The Nixtape' is a regular feature on BBC Radio 1's popular 'Breakfast Show'; a weekly segment every Friday morning where an hour of music, usually consisting of classics and barely-dated hits from the 90s and earlier 00s, are played. 'BBC Radio 1's the Nixtape' is split into two discs, each with a different style. The first is a rap/hip-hop compilation, with the second being more of a club/techno/house mix. While it's all the same 'Nixtape', the styles are divergent enough to demand a separate look at each.
The first half of the 'Nixtape' kicks off with some vintage swag in TLC's 'Creep' and Ashanti's 'Only U', starting the first CD squarely into classic 90s hip hop, before quickly launching into more conventional rap beats like A$AP Mob's 'Trillmatic' and the enjoyably hilarious 'Shake Ya Ass' by Mystikal, all of which ooze with vintage. The second portion of the album lands the big hits of the last two decades, featuring Sean Paul's 'Get Busy', Snoop Dogg's 'Beautiful', Busta Rhymes' 'Thank You' and Notorious B.I.G's 'Mo' Money, Mo' Problems', encompassing some of the most profound hip-hop in music history. It wouldn't have been a hip-hop album without Nelly's 'Hot in Here' or 'The Way You Move' by Outkast, but the latter half of the album had fewer memorable beats. 'Welcome to Jamrock' by Damian Marley and 'Nobody to Love' by Sigma stand out amidst a number of old school rap tracks, but few of the rest stood out as being particularly memorable after the repeated punches of the big hitters made their way.
The 'Nixtape''s electronic second half isn't bad, though it's something that's going to appeal more to die-hard fans than casual listeners. There aren't quite the same identifiable groups of music within disc 2, though there are equally a few stand-out acts scattered throughout. The soothing 'Rather Be' by Clean Bandit, the ivory-tingling 'I Wanna Feel' by second SecondCity, and an infusion of pop in 'Take Care' by Rihanna and Drake prompt all but the most lethargic listener to get on their feet and move. Where the first half of the 'Nixtape' had variety, the second half runs together completely. Perhaps this is an appealing factor for fans of club music, and maybe this would make the second half of the 'Nixtape' perfect for your next dance party, but it can be difficult to stay interested in an album when the songs begin to run together so cleanly.
Continue reading: Various Artists - BBC Radio 1's The Nixtape Album Review
When reclusive former football coach, Teddy Raymond (Tom Berenger) releases a self-help book entitled 'Reach Me' it is picked up by millions of people. Collette (Kyra Sedgwick) is a former inmate who reads the book and uses it to try to start her life anew. Hip hop star E-Ruption (Cornell 'Nelly' Haynes) finds that the book has completely reinvigorated his personal image. Wolfie (Thomas Jane), a gun-slinging policeman uses it to justify his actions in the face of right and wrong. Dominic (David O'Hare) is a career thief who annoys his partner by preaching the book, until deciding that he no longer wants to take part in this life of crime. And then there's Roger (Kevin Connolly) , a journalist who has been tasked with finding the mysterious Teddy Raymond by his editor Gerald (Sylvester Stallone). In the end, it turns out the actions of one man have the power to unite many.
Continue: Reach Me Trailer
St. Louis' hip hop scene is explored in the latest Budweiser documentary.
The ever overlooked St. Louis, Missouri is our next stop for the Budweiser Made in America documentary series, and an appropriate point ahead of Jay Z's music festival.
Almost every major city in the United States has some sort of musical identity which is exactly that sort of thing that inspired Jay Z to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's all about looking at different genres from all over the country and uniting them in two major cities: Philadelphia and Los Angeles. However, there are plenty of musically rich cities out there that just barely get noticed - even in spite of some of the major stars that have come out of them.
Both Snoop Dogg and Psy have drawn criticism from fans for a multitude of reasons, here are just a few of them:
In one of the oddest collaborations since Nelly gave country artist Tim Mcgraw a call and asked to bring his Louisiana drawl to the R&B track “Over And Over”, Snoop Dogg has teamed up with South Korean viral success Psy to unleash the track “Hangover” upon the world. It’s not the first time the G-funk master has produced a piece of work with an artist from disparate corners of the music world. He has previously teamed up with Miley Cyrus for the track “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” during the rapper’s ill-conceived stint as adopting the Rastafarian lifestyle under the moniker of Snoop Lion.
Snoop Dogg and Psy's collaboration has been widely attacked by both of their respective fans.
Debuting in the US on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the video attained over 3.5 million views in 24 hours and currently boasts viewing figures of almost 25 million. But such figures are small fry for K-pop megastar Psy, who has become the first artist to break the 2 billion mark on Youtube. The video itself depicts Snoop and Psy trying various purported South Korean cures for the after effects of excessive inebriation, as well as their clips from their hedonistic exploits from the day before. As for the music itself, it contains all the tropes of Psy’s previous opus- blaring synthesizers and a skewed chorus hook designed to burrow into your brain and resolutely refuse to leave.
Nelly's tune 'Hot in Herre' has been repeated on Latino Mix 105.7, where else has the track popped up since it's 2002 release?
You’ve been hiding under a rock if you haven’t heard about radio station KVVF’s epic PR stunt. To announce the rebranding of the station as ‘Hot 105.7’ the station have been playing Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre’ on repeat ever since 3pm on March 14th (can you imagine the royalties that guy is raking in right now?!).
Nelly's 'Hot in Herre' has been on repeat for three days now
The song originally came out in 2002 (man, that makes us feel old) on Nelly’s album Nellyville. Produced by Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes, the single uses a hook from Chuck Brown’s 1979 track “Bustin’ Loose”, as well as samples from Neil Young’s “There’s a World” and Nancy Sinatra’s “As Tears Go By” cover.
Continue reading: The History Of Nelly's 'Hot In Herre'
The rapper Nelly invited Clevland abductee Amanda Berry on stage at RoverFest 2013 to let her know he found her courage inspiring.
An audibly starstruck Nelly has spoken about his experiences having met one of the three women who was abducted and held for ten years in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, 27, was sixteen years old when she disappeared on her way home. She had accepted a ride from Ariel Castro; a man who abducted her, and kept her locked in his house where he beat and raped her repeatedly during her horrific imprisonment.
Nelly Found Amanda Berry "Inspiring."
Speaking to BBC Radio 5's Up All Night programme, the 'Hot In Herre' singer Nelly explained why he decided to invite Berry on stage with him during his RoverFest performance. "I wanted to show her that I appreciate her courage and let her know how inspiring she was," he said to presenter Rhod Sharp and suggested that she had helped him learn a lesson: "Whatever you thought may be going wrong in your life.one day you may smile again," adding "I just wanted to tell her thank you."
Continue reading: Abductee Amanda Berry "Inspired" Rapper Nelly With Her Courage
Date of birth
2nd November, 1974
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