Today In Hip-Hop: Nelly Releases Single “Ride Wit Me”

On this day, April 24, in hip-hop history…

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2001: Nelly releases the his “Ride Wit Me.” After charting massive success with his two previous hit-singles “Country Grammer” and “E.I.” – both of which were certified Platinum by the RIAA – Nelly decided upon “Ride Wit Me” as the third single off 2001′s Country Grammar. Produced by Jay E and featuring City Spud, the single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was later certified Gold by the RIAA. “Ride Wit Me” has also been featured in a number of films and television shows, including Osmosis JonesAre We There Yet?, Scary Movie 2 and even “King of the Hill.”