It’s not a roll-out for another double album, but Nelly is gearing up for the release of his next project via two separate singles: One is the party-friendly “Tippin’ in Da Club” and the other, a more laid-back number, is titled “Just a Dream.”
Both songs were recently serviced to radio and will appear on the St. Louis rapper’s forthcoming LP, 5.0, due to arrive November 16. Dropping dual singles is similar to the way Nelly introduced one of his past projects, 2004’s Sweat and Suit. The two albums were released on the same day, but with different themes — one aimed at the clubs and the other targeted toward the ladies.
Of course, 5.0 is just one album, the rapper’s fifth overall and his first since 2008’s Brass Knuckles. Late last year, Nelly told MTV News that he was eager to prove himself after the lukewarm reception to Brass Knuckles.
“The thing is, I work best with two strikes, two outs,” Nelly explained in November. “I really think I do. As an artist, you want to wake up every day and feel like you’re doing something people don’t think you can do. Now I feel like I’ve been put in that position again, where it’s more doubt than expectancy. The doubt is what fuels me, so to speak. I’ve been real fortunate where I have great people around me. Everybody wants to freakin’ work with me — not that everybody didn’t [before], but it’s different because I didn’t work with a lot of people. Coming into this situation, it’s beautiful.”
Producers Jim Jonsin and Rico Love worked on “Just A Dream,” while Dutch helmed “Tippin In Da Club.” Some of the collaborators slated for 5.0 include Play-N-Skillz, Sean Paul, Plies and Akon.
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