Nelly Launches Derrty Entertainment

Nelly recently launched his own record label,

Derrty Entertainment, which will be distributed by Universal Records.

The first artist to be released under the new

deal will be Murphy Lee, the youngest of the St. Lunatics.

Nelly and the St. Lunatics will embark on a 25

city "Up Close & Personal Tour," which will focus on "smaller"

venues, that hold up to 6,000 fans. The tour serves to introduce Murphy Lee

and to promote his album Murphy's Law.

""We want to feel the audience. We want

to be wit them, get crazy," Nelly said. "We want to go out into the

crowd, hear them singin', feel them dancin."

Lee's first single will be "Shake Ya Tail

Feather," which features a collaboration from Universal Label mates P.

Diddy and Nelly.

Murphy's Law also features production

by Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri and others.