Nelly will become the first rapper to drop two albums
on the same day, releasing Sweat and another album, Suit on September
While he is the first rapper to perform such
a feat, Bruce Springstein and Guns 'n' Roses also have both dropped two albums
on the same day in the past.
"I had so much material that at first I
thought about releasing a double CD, but then I thought it would be better to
release two albums separately to show fans the best of both sides of Nellyville,"
According to Nelly, the Sweat album has
more club oriented offerings, while Suit is more "grown and sexy,"
along the lines of his hit "Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland of Destiny's
"When I first came out I was representing
my city hard," Nelly added. "Now I'm trying to explain so much more.
I think both albums show my growth creatively and personally."
The lead single from Sweat will be Neptunes
produced track "Flap Your Wings," while Suit's lead off single
"My Place," a re-working of the Teddy Pendergrass hit "Come On
And Go With Me."
Sweat and Suit are Nelly's third
and fourth studio albums.