Hip-hop popster gets rich telling girls to bend over

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Nelly Sweat – Suit

Flushed with hubris after the success of his “non-carbonated energy beverage” Pimp Juice and a part in the new Adam Sandler movie, Nelly jumps on the trend of releasing two albums simultaneously. His populist rapping dominates the superior Sweat, which brings on press darling/smug bastard Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott. “Flap Your Wings” is a rehash of “Hot In Herre”, and nearly as much fun. Suit is touted as more grown-up. Ron Isley and Snoop drop by for a swig. State-of-the-art pop, but as he’s nothing to say except “shag me”, its fizz fades fast over two hours.

CHRIS ROBERTS