Coverafbeelding Nelly - #1
  • Statistieken
  •   8 wkn Tipparade
  •   2001


Geboortedatum   02-11-1974
Land   Verenigde Staten

De Amerikaanse rapper Cornell Haynes begint in 1993 bij het hiphop-collectief St Lunatics. In 2000 krijgt Nelly een solo-platencontract. Vrij snel daarna is ook zijn debuutalbum Country Gammar een feit. De titeltrack is zijn eerste hit in de Top 40.

In de zomer van 2001 staat hij met Ride Wit’ Me voor het eerst in de top 5. Op die single is ook City Spud te horen – één van de rappers uit St Lunatics. In 2002 werkt Nelly samen met Kelly Rowland. Het resultaat van die samenwerking is Dilemma, dat zeven weken op nummer 1 staat. In 2004 staat My Place op de tweede plaats. In 2010 is Just A Dream zijn zesde top 10-hit.

In 2014 is hij te horen op 4x4 van Miley Cyrus. In 2016 komt hij in de Tipparade via Millionaire, zijn samenwerking met Cash Cash en Digital Farm Animals.


Uh uh uh
I just gotta bring it to they attention dirty
That's all....

You better watch who you talking bout
Runnin' your mouth
Like you know me
You gon'fuck around and check
Why they surely
They call me "show me"
Why one-on-one you can't hold me
If your last name was Haynes
Only way you wear me out
Is stitch my name on your pants
No resident of France
But you swear I'm from Paris
Hundred-six karats
Told em "Naw that's per wrist"
Trying to compare this
My chain to your chain
I'm like sprint and Motorola
No service, out of your range
Your out of your brains
Thinking I'm a shout out your name
You gotta come up with better ways
Than that
To catch your fame
Only pressure you applying
Is time to ease off
Before I hit you from the blind side
Taking your sleeves off
As much as we's lost
Still hard to please boss
Don't be lying, bitchin'
And crying
Sucking the bezel loss
Cause your ass is wack
Your whole label is wack
And matter fact
Eh eh eh eh eh hear that

I-Am-number one
No matter if you like it
Ready take this sit down and write it
I-Am-number one
Hey hey hey hey hey hey
Now let me ask you man...
What does it take to be number one?
Two is not a winner
And 3 nobody remembers (hey)
What does it take to be number one?
Hey hey hey hey

Do you like it when I shake it for ya?
Daddy? Move it all around?
Let you get a peep before it touches the ground?

Hell yeah
Ma I'm in a girl that's willing to learn
Willing to get in the driver's seat
Willing to turn
And not concerned about that
He say, she say, did he say, what I think he said?
Squash that
He probably got that off E-bay
Or some Internet access
Some website chat line
Mad cause I got mine
Ooh don't wind up on the flat line
Oh if my uncle could see me know
If he could see how many rappers wanna be me now
Straight emulating my style
Right to the "down down"
Can't leave out the score now
Better wait till they calm down
I got hella shorty's
Coming askin' me "Yo where the party?"
Ohh Lordy, will I continue to act naughty
Mixing Cris' and Bacardi
Got me banging fo' sho'
I'm not a man of many words
But there's one thing I know


Hey yo I'm tired of people judging what's real Hip-Hop
Half the time you be them niggas who's fuckin' album flop
(You know) Boat done sank and it ain't left the dock
(C'mon!) Mad cause I'm hot
(He just) Mad cause he not
You ain't gotta gimme my props
Just gimme the yachts
Gimme my rocks
Keep my fans coming in flocks
Till you top the Superbowl
Keep your mouth on lock
Shhhhh I'm awake ha ha
I'm cocky on the mic
But I'm humble in real life
Taking nothing for granted
Blessing ev'rything on my life
Trying to see a new light
At the top of the roof
Baby ain't not single
But I speak the truth
I heat the booth
Nelly acting so uncouth
Top down shirt off
in the coupe
Spreadin' the loot
With my family and friends
And my closest to kin
And I do it again
If it means I'm a win
Dirty I am

[(Chorus) - repeat until fade]


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