Talib Kweli, Nelly Perform Trayvon Martin Tribute on ‘Leno’

Nelly and Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli and Nelly put on their hoodies and paid tribute to Trayvon Martin on Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The rappers performed “Before He Walked” off Talib’s new album Prisoner of Conscious with some help from Abby Dobson, who added her soulful stylings.

Nelly also shared some more behind-the-scenes footage from his “Get Like Me” video shoot with Nicki Minaj and Pharrell.

Check out both videos below.

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Diddy, Nelly, The Game, & Snoop Dogg Attend ESPY Awards

LeBron James and Diddy

Hip-hop all-stars mingled with sports MVPs at the 2013 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Game, Snoop Dogg, and Nelly rubbed shoulders on the red carpet with athletes including Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas, and Dwyane Wade.

Diddy brought his son Justin Combs and presented the Best Team award to LeBron James and the Miami Heat, while “SNL” comedian Jay Pharoah drew laughs with his impersonation of Jay-Z as a sports agent.

Game caught up with Reggie Bush backstage. “Two very distinguished gentlemen. Ladies…. you may cream now,” the Compton MC told his followers.

See more pics from the ESPYS below.

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Behind the Video: Nelly f/ Nicki Minaj & Pharrell – ‘Get Like Me’

Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and Nelly

Nicki Minaj kicks it with the fellas in the video for Nelly’s new single “Get Like Me.” The head Barb takes us behind the scenes of the Colin Tilley-directed clip co-starring Pharrell. She sips her beverage Myx moscato on set and twerks for the camera.

After rocking all black, she changes into all white for another scene with Nelly and Pharrell, joking about her cellulite and Pharrell’s smooth skin.

The video will premiere later this month. Nelly’s new album M.O. is due this fall featuring T.I., Future, 2 Chainz, Nelly Furtado, Trey Songz, and Florida Georgia Line.

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Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, & Nelly Perform on ‘The Voice’ Finale

Pitbull and Christina Aguilera

“The Voice” capped off its season with a star-studded finale. Christina Aguilera returned to NBC’s singing competition to perform “Feel This Moment” with Pitbull on Tuesday’s show.

The pop diva descended on a platform, while Mr. Worldwide worked up a sweat in his suit. Confetti poured down on them as Shakira and Usher looked on.

Nelly also joined Florida Georgia Line to perform their country collaboration “Cruise,” and Bruno Mars rocked the stage with his latest single “Treasure.”

Watch the stars hit the stage below.

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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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