Hot Throwback: ‘Hot in Herre’ by Nelly (2002)
"Hot in Herre" was the second single released from Nelly's second album, Nellyville.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. better known as Nelly is a St. Louis-born rapper.
"Hot in Herre" samples "Bustin' Loose" by Chuck Brown from 1979 which is referenced in the lyric, "B'cuz I feel like bustin' loose and I feel like touchin' you, uh, uh."
"Hot in Herre" won the first-ever Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance.
According to Wikipedia, "The song was Nelly's first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Canada. It peaked at number four in the United Kingdom and also hit the top ten in other international markets. The song was number three in the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles Chart for 2002."
This song actually had two music videos. One was set in a dance club and features cameos from Cedric the Entertainer, NBA player Carmelo Anthony, and NFL players T. J. Duckett and Julius Peppers. This is the one we've all come to know.
The other was set in St. Louis at the famous Arch. The Arch video was featured more on MTV Europe. And thanks to the internet, that version is below.
As someone that has been in the St. Louis Arch, it was terrifying and I would not do it again. Also, it is not that big up there. You can't even stand up in the elevator. This video is a fallacy!
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