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  • Summary: The St. Louis rapper follows up the massive success of his 2000 debut LP 'Country Grammar' with 19 new tracks cut from the same cloth, including the Neptunes-produced single "Hot In Here." Justin Timberlake guests on one track.

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I love you and I need you Nelly, I love you, I do Need you No matter what I do All I think about is you Even when I'm with my boo Boy, you know I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A winning combo of thick club cuts, hands-in-the-air call-outs, pop ingenuity and a perfect balance of entertainment and realism in his rhymes.
  2. If you like your rap loose and funny, Nelly's the man for you.
  3. Good-natured and breezy enough to make the hostility directed Nelly's way seem churlish.
  4. Spin
    Nelly's caught between a rock and a hardass place--he's too edgy to comfortably collaborate with 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake but too corny to dig into the Neptunes' sleazily sinister beats on lead single "Hot In Herre." [Aug 2002, p.109]
  5. In other words, he didn't take any unnecessary risks -- after all, the formula proved successful the first time around -- and that's partly why Nellyville isn't as exciting as it perhaps could be.
  6. The problem is, whilst the debut had more hooks than a fishing rod sandwich, this just doo-wop-yawn, the sort of nursery rhymes kids never remember.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 90
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 90
  3. Negative: 8 out of 90
  1. JmamaR.
    Jul 31, 2002
    nelly i love u and this album, keep yo head up and keep doin what cha do.xoxo
  2. therressag
    Jul 17, 2002
    i love it
  3. CarlosP
    Dec 20, 2005
    nelly is the best rapper in the history of hip hop
  4. Kendra
    Aug 17, 2002
    this album is fuckin awesome and nelly is soooo hot
  5. amip
    Dec 1, 2002
    this cd is a fat cd it is the brest
  6. therressag
    Sep 10, 2003
    i love it
  7. MarcusJ
    Sep 5, 2003
    Ignore these groupies and face the truth: Nelly sucks. If you like REAL rap, try someone like Talib Kweli, not this piece of crap.

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