In life, we change as people – we grow and develop all the time. And there’s nothing wrong with change and evolution as long as you don’t compromise your integrity in the process.” Still, he recognises that he can never please all the people, all the time.“Every generation thinks that their music was the best,” he laughs.
I., Batter Up and title track Country Grammar; was certified nine times platinum; and solidified Nelly as one of the most successful rappers of the early noughties.
“I’m thankful,” says Nelly, as he reflects on his career.
“Obviously being visual in today’s market helps you a lot in terms of what you’re doing.
But I also thought that this was something that wasn’t getting shown on television – hip-hop fathers, who are unmarried, single fathers, that have a strong influence in their children’s lives.
Louis native, who delivered hip-hop with country flavour.