Nelly Reveals The Secrets Behind His Hit “Hot In Herre”


Rapper Nelly has certainly made history with the success of a number of his songs and projects, but he recently sat down with Fader to reveal some of the behind the scenes secrets of his hit party anthem, “Hot in Herre.”

by ClassicOne

(AllHipHop Rumors) Who doesn’t love a good backstory on a classic record?

I mean the song is still a classic record today! Following it’s release, the song held down the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Nelly breakdowns how the record came to be, who influenced it, and how it ended up on his ‘Nellyville’ album.

“It’s more of a story of a party record,” said Nelly.

Apparently “Hot In Herre” was one of the last songs on the album because Nelly felt the album was missing something! He felt he was missing the fuse to the bomb, so he called up Pharrell who brought the Chuck Brown “Bustin Loose,” beat.

It was actually Pharrell that told Nelly to have “the girls” answer Nelly with the “I am getting so hot, I wanna take my clothes off.”

It didn’t stop there; Busta Rhymes busted in the room screaming that the beat was infectious, and claiming that Nelly would have all of the women everywhere taking their clothes off.

Pharrell told Nelly whatever he led with, it would have to be something that people would love to repeatedly say….something that would be memorable.

Nelly attributes the success of the record to people being able to relate to the story and process of walking in a party or the club.

In the spirit of Flashback Friday, you know we have to take it back. Take a trip down memory lane, and watch the “Hot In Herre” video below.

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