Nelly Enlists Jim Jonsin, Kelly Rowland for New Album


It looks like everybody’s favorite St. Louis rapper is ready to make a comeback in 2010. Following the release of 2008′s Brass Knuckles, Nelly has a new album in the works. The Derrty Ent. CEO has been holed up in the studio with acclaimed producer Jim Jonsin, the mastermind behind hits like Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” and Beyoncé’s “Sweet Dreams.”

“We’ve done a few songs so far. Nelly’s great, he’s really super talented,” Jonsin told about working with the “Hot in Herre” MC on his sixth studio album. “I just know he looks pretty anxious about dropping [it] within the next couple of months for sure.”

So what can fans expect from the new project? For starters, a throwback with a modern twist: the tentatively-titled “Dilemma (Part 2)” is a nod to his chart-topping 2002 collaboration with pal Kelly Rowland.

“I did the track with [songwriter] Rico Love and Nelly had this melody idea,” Jonsin revealed about the song’s sequel. “I’ve worked with Kelly and I’ve heard her sound, and that kind of triggered me to call and put her in the studio.”

The hitman believes “Part 2” could be bigger than the original. “It came out really amazing. It’s similar in that it’s musical and it has a great melody. But the sound is a little different, a little newer.”

In the new decade, Jonsin plans to take his production in a different direction, which music fans will hear on Nelly’s project and others. “I want to challenge [artists] more and bring back more melody in music,” he said. “I think everything should just be more edgy and harder for this year.”

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  1. Dave

    Can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for us. I’m really looking forward to ‘Dilemma (Part 2)’ tentatively titled.


  2. bodacious

    bring it on back to us nelly!!!!


  3. Melvin Carson

    another hit :D


  4. Mr C To Tha B

    Hmm looks like a cd to look forward to :) I’m especially interested in the new concept :)


  5. 100% Nikehead

    When they say that Dilemma part 2 could be bigger than the original, there lying to themselves. Its probobly gonna be a big hit but the way music is now, if it goes number 1 it wont be on the chart for too long.


  6. D'sabadmofo!

    Jim Jonsin is and old white man. I did not know


  7. ubetteagota F*k life.Rihannya

    can’t wait until it come out.


  8. Cume

    Dilemma pt 2(gone),its a track am lookin 4ward to. Kelly Rowland n Nelly work lyk magic,hope dis gets a video,n is really big.


  9. bass_man

    Nelly’s one of the best chart performing rappers in the history of music. I think he needs to go back to taking risks with his music. Last album, the music was a bit generic.
    When he was on top, he was putting out music people had never really heard before.


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  12. shantae

    yes we r getin great music fr u nelly and kelly but 1 question when r we goin to get sum nelly juniors fr u and kelly? come on kelly ave a baby by nelly we r watin


  13. Ahhh C'mon

    We are all waiting for Dilemma part 2. Heard a little of it and it is HOT!!!!!!! When? When? When?


  14. wesley jaques

    e show as musicas do nelly


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