’13 Disappointing Albums #5: Nelly M.O.

Written By: @BdotTM January 6, 2014 @ 2:32 PM EST Top 5 Disappointing
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N.O.

At one point in Nelly’s career, he could do no wrong. It seemed as if the St. Louis spitter was churning hit after hit. But then, something happened. No one really knows the culprit, but it’s evident that the music suffered.

Sadly, M.O. carries on that tradition. His lead single “Hey Porsche”, is a feeble attempt at regaining Top 40 dominance. “Ciroc & Simply Lemonade” is sobering. Most disturbing is the cryptic “Maryland, Massachusetts,” a track where Nelly uses the states’ abbreviations to describe ecstasy. Get it? MDMA? Thought not. Other bad ideas include collabos with 2 Chainz (“100K”), Nicki Minaj (“Get Like Me”) and Trey Songz (“All Around The World”).

There are moments where Cornell shows signs of his former self. With wingmen Pharrell and T.I. at his disposal, “Rick James” and “IDGAF” are contemporary delights. Even God would approve of guest Daley on the dulcet cut, “Heaven”.

It should be noted that Nelly took a three year break to complete the album. Maybe his M.O. should be more focused on music. —B.Dot

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  • Public Hairs

    So wait, people were expecting this album to be something extraordinary? Waist of a post if you ask me.

    • Dashing28

      Was thinking the same thing. It can’t be a disappointment if no one wanted to hear it or expected it to be good. He got a decent single out of it, but Nelly is in the pop lane these days. Putting him on here is the equivalent of putting on Flo Rida.
      Wayne better be #1 on this list, cause frankly I know RR won’t put Ye on there even though it really was the most disappointing because of what we expect from Ye.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot
    HEY BENSON, ARE WE GONNA GET A ’13 WORST WEB LAYOUT DESIGN FOR RAP SITES THIS YEAR??? CUZ YA’LL ARE DEFINITELY IN THE TOP 5!!!!
    ………..HA!!!! SUCKA!!!!
    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • BillyBobJohn

      CO-SIGN GAVE UP TRYING ON MY PHONE SHIT IS TOO SLOW. THE OLD ONE WAS BETTER.

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        SHIT FUCKIN’ SUCKS!!!! THEY’RE FUCKIN’ ASSHOLES!!!! THEY DON’T GIVE FUCK ABOUT THE COMMENTORS ON HERE!!!! DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • Hussle

      you aint never lied. the new rapradar is so annoying

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        SHIT IS TRASH!!!! FUCK THEM NIGGAS!!!!
        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • dap

    “churning hit after hit” smh

  • Dan Karlin

    I don’t get how an album’s supposed to be disappointing if nobody was expecting anything out of it to begin with. Show of hands. Who was expecting a solid body of work from Nelly this year?

    Nelly was never very good, by the way. I know sales and popularity oftentimes equates quality on this site, but I still remember being 12 years old, hearing “Country Grammar” on the radio for the first time and thinking: “What the hell? This new Bone Thugs song is GARBAGE!”

  • Viva La Raza

    Nelly is lame..who else disses a true OG like KRS-One.

    Fuck Jelly Nelly, sucker ass

  • fuck c tha god i am god

    smelly mother fucker you whack, about god damn porsche

  • IG: claytondadon

    that album should be the first disappointed one

  • CB

    How did Nelly go from selling damn near 10 million records to not being able to sell more then 10k in a week

  • John Jay

    time changes

  • NormenBatez

    No disrespect to Nelly, but lets make something clear, this guy is roughly 10 years past his prime (2001-2004) and you mean to tell me Rap Radar expected a solid body of work from Nelly.

    I respect Nelly for what he did for the Midwest Rap scene but anybody buying his music in 2013 is just getting it for novelty.