Guest Star: "A Lot Of People Were Telling Me, 'Why You Working W/ Nelly? He's Over.'"
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 11:10AM
[Fall Music Preview: "Just A Dream" producer Rico Love discusses Nelly's upcoming 5.0 and why some industry people told him not to work with the Grammy-winner.]
I'm not even going to give my opinion because numbers don't lie. Our "Just A Dream" debuted at No. 8 on the Top 100 and the first-day on iTunes, it was up at No. 4 and it's still in the Top 10 for iTunes and it's looking like it's going to be a monster hit.
This is going to end up being one of my biggest records to date and that's saying a lot. I'm very excited because as I have been telling everybody, I did a big portion of Nelly's 5.0 album and I have been telling a lot of people through the process that there was doubt. A lot of people in the business, and I won't say [any] names, were telling me "Nah, why you working with Nelly? He's over". Those are their words, I'm pulling them out because this industry is full of a lot of bullsh*t people that are afraid to take chances and to work with artists that they believe in and that they're fans of. They're d*ck riders, all of these motherf*ckers.
A lot of people jump on things that they feel is safe and I jump on things that I'm passionate about and artists that I believe in and I don't want to hear anything else after this about 'Oh, why you doing this?' Don't worry why I'm doing anything because I'm doing whatever is passionate and that I'm passionate about. I feel like there are good people out there. And everybody else, you're gonna see a lot of people jumping out and a lot of them were hating on Nelly. I'm saying it.
Nelly's 5.0 is scheduled to drop Tuesday, November 16th.
[Peep tomorrow's last SOHH Fall Music Preview featuring production duo Tha Bizness as they talk about working on Ice Cube's I Am The West LP.]Check out Nelly's "Just A Dream" below: