NLE Choppa Pays Tribute To Nelly's Smash Hit With New Single, "It's Getting Hot"

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Do you think the Memphis MC did right by the original?

NLE Choppa decided that, for his next single, he was going to throw it back to one of the most iconic rap songs of the 2000s. Moreover, paying homage to Nelly's "Hot In Herre," he just released the new single and music video, "It's Getting Hot." Overall, for fans of the original, there's little about this track that could ruin it, as it's a pretty faithful and straightforward reimagining. In fact, even the music video makes reference to its inspiration, with the Memphis MC donning Nelly's iconic music vid fit for that song. As such, this song serves best as an introduction to this classic for fans of contemporary rap that might not have heard it before.

Furthermore, the most obviously absent changes in "It's Getting Hot" compared to "Hot In Herre" are the instrumental and the vocal melody on the chorus. However, the drums do get a slight modern sheen this time around, with deeper bass and sharper snares keeping the rhythm up. Lyrically, Nelly and NLE Choppa tackle similar topics and experiences, even though the latter introduces some fresh flows to make up for it. In addition, the female background vocals are also different, with a vocal reimagining of the original. Maybe it's not as adventurous as it could've been, but it's also not putting up any fronts about what it is to its core.

NLE Choppa's "It's Getting Hot" Music Video: Watch

Meanwhile, it seems like the 20-year-old doesn't really care about people trashing this song, instead taking all the criticism in stride. Of course, it must be easy to do so when you have the backing of a huge hit behind you that will boost a new song to more levels of notoriety. Regardless, let us know in the comments down below whether you think that Choppa did this iconic song justice- and which one, if any, he should tackle next. If you haven't heard "It's Getting Hot" yet, find it on your preferred streaming service and peep notable bars down below. Also, check out the music video above and keep checking in with HNHH for the latest on NLE Choppa and more great hip-hop each week.

Quotable Lyrics
Like, uh, love when they stop and stare
All the ugly b***hes lookin', like, "That ain't fair"
Like, uh, hood b***hes swing they hair
Grip the sheets with them long-a** fingernails

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.