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Format: CD
Sku: 61704903
UPC: 602498635643
UPC 14: 00602498635643
Release Date: 9/14/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Heart Of A Champion - (featuring Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble) ~ Nelly
2. Na-NaNa-Na - (featuring Jazze Pha/Jasper Cameron) ~ Nelly
3. Flap Your Wings ~ Nelly
4. American Dream - (featuring St. Lunatics) ~ Nelly
5. River Don't Runnn - (featuring Murphy Lee/Stephen Marley) ~ Nelly
6. Tilt Ya Head Back - (featuring Christina Aguilera) ~ Nelly
7. Grand Hang Out - (featuring Fat Joe/Young Tru/Remy) ~ Nelly
8. Getcha Getcha - (featuring St. Lunatics) ~ Nelly
9. Another One ~ Nelly
10. Spida Man ~ Nelly
11. Playa - (featuring Mobb Deep/Missy Elliott) ~ Nelly
12. Down In Da Water - (featuring Ali/Gube Thug) ~ Nelly
13. Boy - (featuring Lil' Flip/Big Gipp) ~ Nelly
 
Over the course of his short career Nelly has produced 3 Multi-Platinum albums that have not only catapulted him into world-wide fame, but established St.Louis as a fertile ground for Rap and Hip-Hop. With the simultaneous releases of his fourth and fifth albums Nelly continues a career that evolves and blurs the lines of Party Rap, Pop-Rap, Brag Rap and Country Rap. With two collections of songs that have everything to offer all people. From the lead single “My Place” to the autobiographical “Die For You” to the club sensation “Flap Your Wings.” Nelly reaches out to fans on all levels. Everyone will have the opportunity to SWEAT it out and SUIT it up.

"Sweat... is more fun, but that's the point.  Blender
"Nelly mixes hip-hop energy and pop ebullience like it's no sweat at all.  Rolling Stone
"These are easily Nelly's best albums so far.  The New York Times

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Nelly; Christina Aguilera (vocals); Trife (keyboards); Jasper Cameron (vocals); Fat Joe, Jazze Pha, Ali, Missy Elliott, Mobb Deep, Murphy Lee, St. Lunatics, Stephen Marley , Big Gipp, Remy, Lil' Flip, Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble, Young Tru, Gube Thug.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Richard Travali.
Muze PNote Recording information: Basement Beats Studios, St. Louis, MO; Darp Studios, Atlanta, GA; Derrty Studios, LA; Derrty Studios, St. Louis, MO; Jupiter Studios, St. Louis, MO; Lion's Den Studio, Miami, FL; Platinum Sound Recording, New York, NY; The Lab, New York, NY; The Record Plant, LA; The Village Recorder, LA.
Muze PNote Photographers: James White ; Jonathan Mannion.
Muze PNote After a pair of multi-platinum records made Nelly the instant icon of St. Louis rap, the man who found the perfect balance of pop and hip-hop still had a surplus of music to let out. So with his 2004 efforts, Nelly decided to split up his new compositions into two albums--the down-and-dirty, raw club jams and the smooth, refined songs, respectively SWEAT and SUIT.
Muze PNote SWEAT opens with "Heart of a Champion," a powerful, sports-referencing piece of adrenaline-pumping hip-hop that samples, of all things, John Tesh's "Roundball," the ubiquitous theme music for NBC Sports. From the ballfield, Nelly moves the party to the club for most of the remaining tracks, with pure dance cuts like "Na-Nana-Na" and the crunk-flavored "Flap Your Wings." He breaks stride for a more sinister 1970s-funk vibe on "Tilt Ya Head Back," featuring a soul-stirring vocal turn from Christina Aguilera. "Playa" goes for a smooth groove, with Mobb Deep and Missy Elliott dropping by to cast a mood both dark and sweet. For SWEAT, Nelly clearly intended to create a loose, unguarded party atmosphere, and with help from his friends and the best producers in the game, he succeeds.

Producer: Dirty Swift; Jasper Cameron; Bruce Waynne; The Neptunes; Trife; Jazze Pha; Phillip Duckett; Jason Epperson; Alchemist; T-Mix; Jayson Bridges; Dirty Swift; Bruce Waynne; The Neptunes; Trife; Doe

Engineer: Jun Ishizeki; Andrew Coleman; Al Byno; Marc Stephen Lee; Tal Herzberg; Carl Nappa

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jasper Cameron
Muze Guest Artist St. Lunatics
Muze Guest Artist Murphy Lee
Muze Guest Artist Christina Aguilera
Muze Guest Artist Remy
Muze Guest Artist Mobb Deep
Muze Guest Artist Missy Elliott
Muze Guest Artist Lil' Flip
Muze Guest Artist Big Gipp
Muze Guest Artist Fat Joe
Muze Guest Artist Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble
Muze Guest Artist Jazze Pha
Muze Guest Artist Stephen Marley
Muze Guest Artist Young Tru
Muze Guest Artist Ali
Muze Guest Artist Gube Thug

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Training Day (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations God's Favorite (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations xXx
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Philadelphia Freeway (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents: hip Hop Hits Vol. 7
Muze Music Compilations MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Urban Legend (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations R&g(rhythm & Gang)(clean)
Muze Music Compilations R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Emancipation Of Mimi (Platinum Edition)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 1's
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rich Boy(Cln)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Trilla(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dutchess:Deluxe Edition (Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Declaration
Muze Music Compilations 30 Bachatas Pa La Raza Pegaditas:lo N
Muze Music Compilations Blueline Treatment(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Victory(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now 36
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Kelly Rowland
Muze Music Compilations Now 46
Muze Music Compilations Prisoner Of Conscious(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Icon:ashanti
Muze Music Compilations BANGERZ (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations BANGERZ(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Bangerz
Muze Music Compilations Bangerz
Muze Music Compilations Florida Georgia Line-Heres To the Good Times-This Is How We Roll
Muze Music Compilations Essential Nsync
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Double Up(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Double Up
Muze Music Compilations Rich Boy(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Akili
Ashanti (R&B)
Jackson, Janet
Jagged Edge

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/14/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 000331402
Music Label Name Label : Universal Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498635643

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.97)
- 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "SWEAT is the street album, playing up his hip-hop clout....Proving Nelly as one of the most clever and effusive pop minds around..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.75)
- "SWEAT works its way through all the hallmarks we've come to expect from Nelly records..." - Grade: B-

Vibe (p.184)
- 3 discs out of 5 - "Showing off his wilder side on SWEAT, Nelly offers explicit yet infectious music..."

RapReviews.com 7 of 10
On the "Sweat" side, Nelly immediately pumps out the adrenaline to emphasize the concept. Press play

Village Voice 7 of 10
Less pitch-challenged than pop-thug shower singer Ja Rule, Nelly's developed a unique brand of recit - Jason King

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Nelly
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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