#20 – Nelly – “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)” – (2000)

“Hmmmm… I’m going down down baby…” This was Nelly’s first single and it’s always remained one of his best. It wasn’t his biggest hit – it peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 (he’s has #1s since). The lyrical structure of the song almost resembles a clapping song – a weird thing for a rapper to burst onto the scene with. “Shimmy shimmy cocoa what. Listen to it pound. Light it up and take a puff, pass it to me now.”

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