Today In Hip-Hop: Nelly Releases ‘Country Grammar’

On this day, June 27, in hip-hop history… 2000: Hot S**t! is exactly what Country Grammar was when it dropped 14 years ago on this day.  Rapper Nelly put St. Louis on the map with his debut album, dominating the airwaves with his lead single titled “Country Grammar (Hot S**t).” It would peak at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the summer anthem. Country Grammar debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts, quickly climbing to the top. In addition to its top ten single it would produce hits such as “E.I.,” “Ride Wit Me” and “Batter Up.” Nelly’s first ...

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