New Music: Nelly f/ Nicki Minaj & Pharrell – ‘Get Like Me’

Get Like Me

Nelly links up with Nicki Minaj and Pharrell on his brand new single “Get Like Me,” produced by Pharrell. The drum-patterned track, reminiscent of a classic Neptunes production, is set to appear on Nelly’s upcoming album M.O.

Fresh off her collabos with Wale, Ciara, Mario, and Busta Rhymes, Nicki keeps the momentum going, adding a playful verse. “Bon voyage, Nicki M. Baby, Buns Minaj/ Back of the ‘Bach slumpty, Humpty Dumpty/ On the back of the bike, these stunts be comfy,” she raps.

Pharrell adds his golden touch to the hook, singing in his raspy voice, while Nelly talks slick over the thumping beat.

M.O. is due later this year featuring appearances from Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, T.I., and Wiz Khalifa.

Listen to Nelly’s summertime single below.

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Nelly Teams with Nicki Minaj, Pharrell for New Single

Nelly and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been stacking up her features, guesting on singles for Wale, Ciara, Mario, and Busta Rhymes. Now Nelly has called on the in-demand rapper for his new Pharrell-produced single, set to premiere this month.

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Nelly and Florida Georgia Line Perform ‘Cruise (Remix)’ at CMT Music Awards

Florida Georgia Line and Nelly

Nelly is once again enjoying success on the charts, but this time, it’s for his collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. The St. Louis rapper joined the country duo to perform the remix to their No. 5 Hot 100 hit “Cruise” at Wednesday’s 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville.

Wearing a green tank top with “Cruise” written across the front, he rapped alongside break dancers as the crowd including Carrie Underwood sang along.

“A lot of rappers ‘MAKE’ noise…. very few ‘MAKE’ history,” tweeted Nelly, who previously topped the charts with country star Tim McGraw on his 2004 single “Over and Over.”

Nelly is currently working on a new album. His collaboration with Future, “Give U Dat,” leaked online this week.

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Video: Florida Georgia Line f/ Nelly – ‘Cruise (Remix)’

Florida Georgia Line and Nelly

Nelly brings some hip-hop flavor to country duo Florida Georgia Line’s video for their top 10 single “Cruise.” While they may come from different worlds, the fellas share a love for fast cars and hot women.

The St. Louis MC, who collaborated with country superstar Tim McGraw on his 2004 hit “Over and Over,” drives a white Ferrari, while FGL races monster trucks through the desert. Nelly gets pulled over by a cop, who strips off her clothes before jumping in the car.

Buckle up for the ride.

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Taylor Swift and Nelly Perform ‘Hey Porsche’ in St. Louis

Nelly and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift made headlines when she brought out T.I., B.o.B, Nicki Minaj, Usher, and Nelly during her “Speak Now” tour. During her visit to St. Louis for her “Red” tour on Tuesday, the country sweetheart was once again joined by hometown hero Nelly, who previously performed “Just a Dream” with her in Houston in 2011.

“I mostly think of the fact that one of my favorite artists is from here. What would you say if I told you that Nelly is here?” Taylor asked the crowd before bringing him on stage.

Her fans went wild as the two dueted on Nelly’s latest hit “Hey Porsche,” with T. Swift singing along to the lyrics.

“St Louis, you were insanely loud and fun and amazing. Thanks for coming, guys. And a huge thank you to @Nelly_Mo for coming out to sing!!!” tweeted Taylor.

Nelly tweeted her back, writing, “anytime lillady!!!!Keep swervin on Dem!!!”

Watch them team up in the Lou.

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Video: Nelly – ‘Hey Porsche’


Buckle up. Nelly gets behind the wheel in the video for “Hey Porsche,” the first single off his upcoming seventh album M.O. The St. Louis rapper shot the clip in the desert outside of L.A. with director Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green). He plays a mechanic working on a classic vintage Porsche, who meets the owner of the shop, a lady of high society. Despite their differences, he’s able to win her over with his charm.

“You have this girl, she’s bad as hell. You have this car and you start to realize they both go together,” explained Nelly. “If you’re lucky enough to have the car and the girl, then you the man.”

The radio-friendly song, which Nelly describes as “a 2013 ‘Ride Wit Me,’” was inspired by his love of cars. “I’m a huge car freak,” he said. “Being from St. Louis, we ride. That’s what we do.”

M.O. will arrive later this year featuring collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, T.I., Akon, and Pitbull, plus production from Pharrell, Rico Love, DJ Frank E, Detail, Da Internz, and Maejor Ali.

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Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ludacris, & Nelly Salute So So Def at 20th Anniversary Concert

Jay-Z and J.D.

Everyone from Jay-Z to Mariah Carey came out to celebrate 20 years of hits at So So Def’s anniversary concert in Atlanta on Saturday night. So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri put on for his city at ATL’s Fox Theatre with a night full of stars and surprises. The historic event featured performances from past and present So So Def artists including Bow Wow, Da Brat, Anthony Hamilton, Dondria, Jagged Edge, Xscape, and more.

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