October 21, 2003 15:03
DEEP DOWN AND 'DERRTY'!
The hip-hop star gets some famous pals in to help him rework his classic songs...
‘Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)’ is released in the US on November 25, with a UK release expected. The collection sees big names and new artists collaborate with Nelly or rework tracks, according to Billboard.
Nelly commented: "It’s strictly for fun. I’m not trying to gain anything from it. We wanted to redo some joints that we thought that people helped made classics to us."
The first single will be a new version of ‘Iz U’, produced by Jay E, which also features on forthcoming Eddie Murphy movie ‘The Haunted Mansion’.
Other new tracks see St Lunatics member City Spud pop up on a new version of ‘Ride Wit Me’ that has been combined with John Mayer’s ‘No Such Thing’, while fellow crew member Ali provides a third vocal on ‘Dilemma’, Nelly’s duet with Kelly Rowland.
Also appearing on ‘Da Derrty Versions’ include Clipse, Postaboy, Ronald Isley and King Jacob. The tracklisting runs:
‘Country Grammar’ feat E-40
‘Ride Wit Me’ feat City Spud
‘Batter Up’ feat Murphy Lee, Ai, Chocolate Tai, King Jacob, Prentiss Church and Tru
"Hot In Herre’
‘Dilemma’ feat Kelly Rowland and Ali
‘Groovin’ Tonight’ feat Brian McKnight, Ali and City Spud
‘Air Force Ones’ feat David Banner and 8-Ball
‘Work It’ feat Justin Timberlake
‘#1’ feat Clipse and Postaboy
‘Pimp Juice’ feat Ron Isley
‘EI (The Tipdrill Remix)’ feat St Lunatics