Nelly spoke to HL about his forthcoming EP that’s ‘country-influenced’ & options many cross-genre collabs!
Nelly is not any stranger to the world of nation music, collaborating with Tim McGraw on “Over and Over” in 2004, earlier than most artists have been doing this sort of cross-genre work. He then introduced his abilities to Florida Georgia Line for a remix of “Cruise” in 2012, and now, the rapper is again to working with trendy nation artists on his forthcoming album Heartland. “I don’t name it a rustic album. I name it country-influenced, as a result of it’s nonetheless a Nelly album however it’s a Nelly album with Nelly displaying his appreciation and the affect that nation music performs on him,” the DWTS alum instructed HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview. “It positively has a vibe that lots of people will contemplate that lots of people will contemplate nation. A variety of the nation artists who I recognize and who I’m cool with might be featured on there as properly. It’s a dope vibe.”
Nelly continued, “It’s one thing that may be a little bit completely different. Clearly, I’m from the ‘Present Me’ state, so you already know, we wish to symbolize in any respect prices and it’s dope. I’m hoping that it could positively transcend.” It’s been practically twenty years since Nelly’s breakout album, Nation Grammar, which was Grammy nominated and known as probably the greatest rap albums of all time. Forward of launch of Heartland, Nelly has teased followers with a single from the EP with Florida Georgia Line, titled “Lil Bit” again in October.
“They’re like household to me. We’ve been actually lucky sufficient to do different issues with one another comparable to excursions — we’ve been on two excursions collectively that have been big and we’re truly speaking once more, so we will tour once more at any time when we get out of all this,” the “Scorching In Right here” rapper stated of FGL. “We have been in a position to get within the studio and provide you with one thing that we thought would seize the creativeness of the vitality that we’d prefer to mission in a future tour.”
Nelly spoke to HL in collaboration with Frito-Lay, as a part of their new marketing campaign for Flamin’ Scorching Lays. “Nelly is getting an opportunity to resurgence, so to talk… as an artist, you don’t ever really feel such as you’re truly gone anyplace, however I suppose you’re feeling it in a way of how time strikes,” he stated. “It’s one thing that I feel, caught the eye of what Frito-Lays was making an attempt to do with their resurgence of Flamin’ Hots, and making it even hotter!”