|November 1, 2018|
|Highland Heights, KY|
Live at the BB&T Arena in Hightland Heights, KY on November 1st!
Doors 6:30 | Show 8pm
Tickets on-sale Friday, 9/7 at 10am EST
A savvy pop-rapper with crossover appeal, Nelly, seemed like a novelty when he first debuted in 2000 with “Country Grammar (Hot….)” yet he was no one-hit wonder, consistently returning to the pop charts with smash hits like “Hot in Herre,” “Grillz,” and “Dilemma.” His universality was partly rooted in his hometown — the Gateway City, officially known as St. Louis, Missouri — which set him apart from all of the prevailing rap styles of his time.
Nelly’s locale certainly informed his rapping style, which was both country and urban at the same time, as well as his dialect, which combined a Southern drawl with Midwestern twang. Plus, Nelly never shied away from a pop-rap approach, embracing a singalong vocal style that made his hooks catchier than most.