(AllHipHop News) Nelly’s double-platinum hit “Hot In Herre” dominated radio playlists back in 2002. The Neptunes-produced record also peaked at #1 on the Hot 100 chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance.
Of course, there was no guarantee that “Hot In Herre” would repeat the commercial success of the Country Grammar tracks “Country Grammar (Hot Sh*t)” and “Ride wit Me.” However, Hip Hop legend Busta Rhymes apparently knew the single from the Nellyville album would be another smash.
“Busta heard it right away. He’s like, ‘What is that beat?! Oh, my God! Pharrell, you did that?!'” Nelly recalls on Untold Stories of Hip Hop with Angie Martinez.
The St. Louis rapper continues to imitate Busta’s voice as he tells Martinez about the moment the Brooklyn spitter experienced “Hot In Herre” for the first time. Nelly adds, “‘You really gonna get women on the floor’ He didn’t say women, he said the b-word. ‘…taking off their clothes. This gonna be the most amazing, fabulastic sh*t ever!'”
Untold Stories of Hip Hop airs Thursdays on WE tv at 10 pm ET/PT. Nelly, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, and Trina sit down with Angie Martinez on tonight’s episode (October 17).
In addition, Nelly will discuss who is really to blame for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction.” Rocky is set to expose his wild sex life and criminal past. Cardi and Trina will talk about how going from rags-to-riches impacted their respective lives.