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By now the story of Grammy-winning, multiplatinum hip-hop superstar-actor-entrepreneur-philanthropist Nelly’s meteoric rise to stardom is a well-known, oft-recited part of hip-hop history. The standout member of the St. Louis rap collective the St. Lunatics inks a deal with Universal Motown Records, drops a sizzling single called “Country Grammar” with a familiar nursery ... Read more in Amazon's Nelly Store

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  • Audio CD (16 May 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B0009IQLOC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,360 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Place
2. Flap Your Wings
3. Play It Off
4. Na-NaNa-Na
5. Pretty Toes
6. Getcha Getcha
7. She Don't Know My Name
8. Tilt Ya Head Back
9. Nobody Knows
10. N Dey Say
11. In My Life
12. Over and Over
13. Heart of a Champion
14. River Don't Runnn

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Sweat & Suit

BBC Review

You can probably blame OutKast. Hip-Hop albums were already filling every last drop of a CD with skits, skats, remixes and all sorts of nonsense, but when Speakerboxxx/The Love Below dropped last year you could feel the collective ears prick up. Here was a whole double album of good stuff, with scarcely a skit in sight. And it sold ten million...

So, fair play to Nelly for, quite literally, following suit. Highlighting the sort of quick-buck opportunism needed to get ahead in modern day hip-hop, he'supped his royalties by giving us two full-price albums to be released on the same day.(A double album by any other name.)

The result is the nattily-attired Suit, all done up to the nines and ready to escort you to the restaurant of your choice, and the more laidback Sweat, which would probably rather takes you to a hotel which charges by the hour.

Of the two records, Sweat is by far the stronger. Nelly is hardly the worlds greatest rapper, but, given the right set of beats, he makes a superb cheerleader. His past triumphs were built almost solely on making you move and, at its best, Sweat certainly accomplishes that.

The standout track is "Na-Nana-Na", which doesn't so much rock the bells as rocket them, kicking an old school beat into the twenty-first century. The Pharrell Williams collaboration "Flap Your Wings" is another back-to-the-future winner, with the pair lasciviously begging a girl to 'drop down' and 'get your eagle on.'

Other high-profile cameos come courtesy of Christina Aguilera on "Tilt Ya Head Back" (which is essentially nothing more than "Hot In Herre" set against the bass motif from Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly") and Missy Elliot, whose surprisingly sweet croon battles against both 80's synths and Mobb Deep on "Playa". Nelly himself contributes little beyond an 'uh', some 'ahs' and a little mild bragging.

The guests on the more R&B orientated Suit,are probably more interesting (even if the music isn't).The still-exquisite falsetto of Ronald Isley mixes it up with Snoop Dogg on "She Don't Know My Name", and there's the unlikely appearance of country artist Tim McGraw on "Over & Over". "N Dey Say" is built on the hook from Spandau Ballet's "True". Good news for Gary Kemp, but not for the rest of us.

The inclusion of tacked on remixes of "Ride Wit Me" and "Dilemma" only compounds the feeling that Nelly's overstretched himself by at least half-an-hour. It might create fertile ground for downloaders, but you're unlikely to swallow the whole experience in one go. Sweat/Suit may justprove to be hip-hop's Use Your Illusion, but let's hope the double album theme is nipped in the bud before someone makes the urban version of Yes's Tales From Topographic Oceans. --Jack Smith

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 5 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
The above review I just read was clearly innacurate. There are some good songs on here that have not even been released on single. My reccomendation however is that you buy the second half only of the album as this includes some much more catchy and memorable songs.
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By ONLY REVIEWZ U NEED 2 C on 22 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
this cd is ok but nelly ripping us off buy puttin 2 cds out at the same time a double cd would be better the best song is "play it off" most songs came from suit he is puttin this one out to make more cash DONT GET IT
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "marinaproud" on 17 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album, to me is one of the best I have heard yet!
smooth summer tracks, sit back and relax along with Nelly!! This album is sure to make your summer full of rythm & blues
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "jakmsn" on 29 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
a double album eh... i wouldn't even bother with a single album at this standard. the beats are awful on sweat and make you scared and nervous, so you sweat. as for suit erm...... was that a peice of crap assaulting my ears? no its only suit, oh dear, can i die now? or can i live 'cause i swear this is killin me. flap your wings makes you want to throw it so hard, it looks like its flying, my place... oh who cares. its nelly.
if you buy this you're a poo-head.
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6 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. J. Melling on 6 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Knew this would happen - he releases two very rubbish (and poorly selling) albums with some very average (and for me forgettable) singles, realises this was stupid and then tries to make more cash by merging the two albums. N Dey Sey is utter rubbish as is My Place and Flap Your Wings. Over and Over is bearable but tiresome. Only Tilt Ya Head Back is OK really. You would have to be a right idiot to even consider buying this album. Such a dissapointment Dilemma and Hot In Herre were great although way too overplayed.
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