Nelly has collaborated with RnB/rap songstress Nicky Minaj and recent comback success story Pharrell Williams on his new track ‘Get Like Me’. I’ve got nothing against Pharrell, in fact I think he’s a damn fine specimen of a man, but there’s no doubt he’s been riding the wave of success following his contribution to Daft Punk‘s album Random Access Memories. Nicki Minaj on the other hand, well I’m not sure where here talent resides but she somehow managed to win ‘Best Rap Album’ and ‘Best Rap Song’ at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Queue Nelly. The naughties rapper is trying his hand again and after the shit hit ‘Hey Porsche‘ it wasn’t hard to go one better, and that he has.
“All y’all n**gas wanna get like me. Surrounded by bitches that look like these” – It’s not rocket science and it doesn’t rhyme but it works. Contrary to all my hating (above), ‘Get Like Me’ isn’t a bad song. Actually, it’s pretty good. It’s sexy and, although the chorus isn’t a chorus so much as a repeat of 4 lines, the repetitive beat is catchy. There’s no climax and I’m not sure how long I could repeat the same dance moves for, but I like it. I like anything with Pharrell. Smart move Nelly, you’ve featured two of the hottest rap/RnB acts. Check it out below.