Nelly Reveals His Top 2 Rappers
Written by B87FM on January 6, 2021
Nelly is revealing his prime two.
Whereas selling his upcoming mission Heartland on Fox Soul’s “The Combine,” the St. Louis rapper was requested who he thought have been the “two greatest rappers to ever do it.”
Nelly’s brief checklist contains Tupac Shakur and LL Cool J. “Me personally, I positively suppose Pac and LL, however it’s important to perceive the place I come from and the way I see it,” he shared.
He mentioned Pac wants no clarification, whereas celebrating LL Cool J for paving the best way for rappers like him.
“I have a look at LL, once I was rising up, there wasn’t lots of dudes that was rapping at L’s time. A number of rappers that was arising within the early ’80s and all that, they was simply imply muggers or they was kinda grouchy wanting and all of this,” mentioned Nelly. “And right here you bought this fly dude, he was arduous, however he was additionally getting the ladies and that impressed me. And he would get on the mic, and he would match bar for bar with anyone.”
Due to LL, Nelly had the arrogance to pursue a rap profession. “From that perspective, that impressed me and I used to be similar to, ‘Yo, he’s one of the best.’”
Following a stint on “Dancing With the Stars” final yr, the Grammy-winning rapper is now readying his country-inspired EP Heartland for launch in late spring/early summer season. “I simply attempt to be musically free. If it’s successful, it’s successful,” mentioned Nelly of crossing genres. “I don’t care what chart it sits at, so long as it sits at No. 1.”