November is going to be a busy month for Nelly. The rapper is scheduled to drop his forthcoming solo effort 5.0, featuring the top 10 hit “Just a Dream,” that month, and, after a 10-year hiatus, the St. Lunatics are finally readying their sophomore set, which will also hit shelves in November.
“A lot of y’all been following us,” Nelly told MTV News of the St. Lunatics. “You know the history. Our first album was called Free City, in honor of my little brother [City Spud] who was locked up right before we dropped Country Grammar. He wasn’t with us, and we dropped the first Lunatic album. We didn’t want to do another Lunatic album until he came out. We kinda got crossed up with that, ’cause we were hoping almost every year it would be the year he got out. Had we known he wouldn’t get out till nine years later, obviously, we would have done another Lunatic album. But my brother is free now.”
The new project will be called City Free. The first single from the collection will be “Polo,” a nod to the clothing line. The song follows in the footsteps of past Nelly hits like “Air Force Ones,” a tribute to the Nike basketball sneakers.
Nelly laughed as he talked about the track but said that type of record is a sincere effort by his crew. “We’re good for those novelty records like that,” he said. “But I think we do it best. We can’t help it. It’s a part of that culture [in St. Louis]. All of [those records] was banging! Stop me when it don’t work.”
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