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Posted August 29, 2014 by Unterron in Entertainment

Top 15 Hip Hop Artists of 2000’s

9. Nelly: Top 15 Hip Hop Artists

Born in Austin, Texas but moved to St. Louis, Missouri while he was young, Nelly come in at number nine on the count down. Cornell Haynes Jr. AKA (Nelly) is one of America top Hip Hop selling artists of all time. He formed the Midwest Hip Hop group St. Lunatics in 1993 and was signed to Universal Records in 1999. Nelly was always a star from sports in school, to rapping hip hop lyrics. His first solo album was a major success. Country Grammar is still Nelly’s best-selling and has sold over 9 million copies in the United States alone. By the end of 2000, Country Grammar was the top album in the country.

Hits like Country Grammar (Hot Shit)”, “E.I.”, “Ride Wit Me”, “Batter Up’s” featuring Murphy Lee and Ali are still classic as of today. This album is one of the highest certified albums in United States history. After the success of Country Grammer, Mr. Nelly follow it up with Nellyvile in 2002. Nellyville sold over 6,500,000 copies in the United States and became one of the top rap album of all time.

The Southern artist worked with numerous of top artist such as: T.I., Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Paul Wall, David Banner, Fergie, Jermaine Dupri, Ciara, Ashanti, Akon, T-Pain and others. Mr. Derrty is worth over $60 million.

List of Albums

1. Country grammar
2. Nellyville
3. Seat
4. Suit
5. Brass Knuckle
6. 5.0
7. M.O.
8. Sweatsuit
9. The Best of Nelly
10. O.E.MO (mix-tape)
11. Scorpio Season (mix-tape)

Like I said early, has more hit than Rick James. “#1”, “Hot in Herre”, “Dilemma”, “Air Force One”, “Shale Ya Tailfeather”, “My Place”, “Over and Over”, “Grillz” featuring Ali, Gipp and Paul Wall, “Just a Dream”, “Na-NaNa-Na”, and “Pimp Juice”. The lists go on.

I bet you have not watch this video in a long time. Watch Nelly visual of “E.I.




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