10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time
10 Raunchiest Rap Music Videos Of All Time Apr 22, 2015 at 09:13am
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
10 Surprising Credits On Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo"
10 Surprising Credits On Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Feb 15, 2016 at 05:37pm
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo has finally arrived, and it's about as good as anyone could've expected. Agitated fans are starting to forgive Kanye for his ridiculous antics throughout the convoluted and unpredictable album rollout. The anticipation really started to build three weeks ago, when Kanye shared the first copy of a handwritten tracklist for his upcoming album, then-titled SWISH. There were 10 tracks listed, and at the bottom of the page appeared the words "KYLIE WAS HERE." 
50 Cent Takes Jab At Floyd Mayweather On Instagram
50 Cent Takes Jab At Floyd Mayweather On Instagram Jul 26, 2014 at 05:33pm
Floyd Mayweather has had his share of beefs with hip-hop artists over the past few years (including a major riff with T.I. over the past few weeks), but perhaps no battle has lasted as long as that between him and G-Unit head honcho 50 Cent.
Allen Iverson Explains He'd "Been Drinking" When He Lost To Nelly In H.O.R.S.E.
Allen Iverson Explains He'd "Been Drinking" When He Lost To Nelly In H.O.R.S.E. Mar 2, 2016 at 04:41pm
Allen Iverson, or the Answer, was a scoring point guard unlike anything the league has seen before or after his time in the NBA. That’s why we’ve always been incredulous about Nelly’s claims that he beat AI in a game of H.O.R.S.E. back in the day. However, in a recent interview with Complex, Iverson copped to the claims and admitted it really happened:
Nelly Defends Drake's Singing
Nelly Defends Drake's Singing Nov 8, 2013 at 11:16am
Nelly is sometimes overlooked as an early adopter of melodic rapping. The St. Louis rapper rarely spit a verse that didn't have a tune to it in his heyday, and later went even further into a singing direction with country crossover songs and the like. Drake, who also has a tendency to sing as much as he raps, is criticized by purists for not sticking entirely to hip hop. In a recent interview with VladTV, Nelly came to the defense of Drake's direction.
Nelly Addresses Floyd Mayweather Conflict
Nelly Addresses Floyd Mayweather Conflict Jul 29, 2014 at 04:40am
Earlier this week, we reported that 50 Cent took an Instagram jab at Floyd Mayweather with regard to Nelly stealing the boxer's ex-girlfriend. Now, Nelly himself has come forth regarding the issue, denying beef but still offering a few choice words for Mayweather regarding the boxer's intelligence. 
Nelly's "Country Grammar" Certified Diamond
Nelly's "Country Grammar" Certified Diamond Jul 26, 2016 at 03:50pm
A big shoutout to Nelly, whose debut album Country Grammar was certified DIAMOND (10 million records sold) by the RIAA as of July 21, 2016. RIAA awarded Nelly his diamond plaque Monday night at a Musicians On Call event in Philadelphia. Released in 2000, Country Grammar becomes only the ninth album in hip hop history to be certified diamond. Here are the other eight:
Nelly's "Hot In Herre" Sees Spike In Streams As Fans Attempt To Save Him From Tax Debt
Nelly's "Hot In Herre" Sees Spike In Streams As Fans Attempt To Save Him From Tax Debt Sep 19, 2016 at 10:38am
Last week it was revealed that Nelly owes a whopping $2 million dollars in back taxes, a debt SPIN estimated would require 287,176,547 streams of "Hot In Herre" to pay off. Twitter took that stat and ran with it, declaring a #HotInHerreStreamingParty where fans did their best to play the song as many times as possible off of streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
Nelly To Star In Reality Show Called "Nelly Ville"
Nelly To Star In Reality Show Called "Nelly Ville" Oct 16, 2014 at 01:42pm
What's this, a reissue of Nellyville? Unfortunately no, there's no news of a reissue of or sequel to Nelly's 2002 album (the 14th best selling rap release of all time), but it is the name of an upcoming reality series that the St. Louis MC will be starring in.
A History Of Jewelry In Hip-Hop
A History Of Jewelry In Hip-Hop Oct 4, 2015 at 02:10pm
The influence of jewelry on hip hop is as clear as an E-class diamond. But did you know the origins of extravagant jewelry predate hip-hop by several thousand years? African king Mansa Musa (the richest person in human history) was rather fond of gold. At the time of his death in 1337 he was worth a staggering $400 billion dollars. That’s six times the net worth of Warren Buffet. During his reign West Africa controlled over 50% of the world's gold so, as you can imagine, he wore his fair share of it.
Nelly Hosts Kidnapping Victim Amanda Berry's First Public Appearance
Nelly Hosts Kidnapping Victim Amanda Berry's First Public Appearance Jul 28, 2013 at 09:10pm
After being held captive for ten years in Ariel Castro's Cleveland home, Amanda Berry was freed earlier this year, and has now made her very first public appearance, at a Nelly concert strangely enough.  The St. Louis rapper brought Berry onstage, honoring the 27-year-old's bravery and perseverance through her horrible conditions.  “I wanna make sure we get a chance to thank you cause I know it’s a long time,” Nelly told Berry. “I can’t even imagine the type of courage and strength it took to keep it going so, I commend you and thank you.”
Nelly Is Putting Out A Country Project
Nelly Is Putting Out A Country Project Apr 27, 2015 at 05:36pm
From his very first single, Nelly established his "Country Grammar," but it wasn't until a few albums later that he really started to experiment with country music. "Over and Over" -- Nelly's collaboration with Tim McGraw -- may have been a divisive record, but it certainly didn't hurt its chart presence, making it what might've been the first country/rap crossover hit that wasn't recorded by Kid Rock.
Nelly Apologizes For Felony Drug Arrest
Nelly Apologizes For Felony Drug Arrest Apr 14, 2015 at 01:54pm
Last week, Nelly's bus was pulled over near Chattanooga, TN for failing to display necessary stickers. The cops smelled weed, searched the bus, found the weed--as well as some more contraband--namely, several guns, and a plastic bag full of rocks that would test positive for meth.  Nelly was taken to the county jail and released shortly thereafter, though the St. Louis rapper is now faced with a felony charge. Today, Nelly spoke on the charges for the first time, and issued an apology--well, sort of--he mostly eschews all blame entirely. 
Post Malone Hits The Studio With Nelly
Post Malone Hits The Studio With Nelly Aug 7, 2016 at 10:39pm
Post Malone is known to be adventurous when it comes to his collaborations, recently dropping a song with Icelandic singer Estra Istrefi, but there's no way his fans could've expected him to team up with this particular star of yesteryear.
Nelly Reportedly Owes Over $2 Million To The IRS
Nelly Reportedly Owes Over $2 Million To The IRS Sep 11, 2016 at 05:05pm
Celebrities often get hit with tax liens, but they don't generally come this large. TMZ is reporting that Nelly owes a whopping $2,412,283 in backtaxes to IRS -- enough to give them license to start confiscating his property if the debt is not payed.This is in addition to the reported $149,511 he owed in state taxes earlier this year. According to a source close to Nelly who spoke with TMZ, the rapper is in the process of settling the outstanding charges. 
FDT: 10 Rap References To Donald Trump
FDT: 10 Rap References To Donald Trump May 7, 2016 at 06:11pm
Donald Trump might be one of the most hated men in hip hop culture, but it wasn't always that way. Before he was touting a racist agenda, Trump was a symbol of success. With a crap ton of money and an entrepreneurial spirit, it's no wonder why Donald Trump was the subject of tracks by Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and Rae Sremmurd.