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.
Nelly Announces Release Date For New "M.O." Album [Update: Tracklist Revealed] Sep 10, 2013 at 07:08pm
Nelly's 7th studio album, titled M.O., was expected to drop in June, but that clearly didn't happen. The latest we've heard is "Get Like Me," a lead single featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell, for which a video has been shot.