Artist: Nelly
Album: 5.0
Label: Derrty Ent./Universal Motown

It’s simply amazing what a hit record can do for an artist. Starting fresh and teaming up with Super Producer Jim Jousin and talented songwriter Rico Love was the perfect combination and the hit single “Just A Dream” was born and Nelly jumped back right on the charts. It’s been five long years since Nelly topped the charts with a #1 single which was “Grillz”, since coming into the music industry and selling over 10 million records with his first album. Which is a strange fact because at one point in his career #1 singles just seem to produce with every record Nelly threw out. But just as every thing else in life things change and Nelly‘s time off away from the game seem to have hurt more then helped him after dropping his last project “Brass Knuckles“. This new album 5.0 seems to be a mixture of the Nelly everyone has grown to either “Love” or “Hate“. My biggest problem with this project is that it completely sounds like I heard it before, so instead of sounding like a new Nelly album is sounds like an old Nelly album I heard in the past. For example “Gone” Ft Kelly Rowland sounds similar to “Dilemma” and even “Just A Dream” sounds really close to “Over & Over” Ft Tim McGraw. Nelly even goes too far and does his best Flo Rida impersonation on “Liv Tonight” Ft. Keri Hilson which might turn into a huge record for him but I always liked Nelly for having his own style all the way down to his “Band-Aid” under his eye days. Outside of that the second single should get the club going with the help of T-Pain on the hook and a verse from Akon on”Move That Body” as well as “Making Movies” for the ladies featuring Rico Love. I wouldn’t say this is a perfect comeback album for Nelly, but it’s definitely shows he’s heading in the right direction.

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