5.0 The onetime megastar ended a years-long dry spell this summer with smash single "Just a Dream," and on 5.0 Nelly makes a reasonably convincing case… 5.0 The onetime megastar ended a years-long dry spell this summer with smash single "Just a Dream," and on 5.0 Nelly makes a reasonably convincing case… 2010-11-16 Nelly Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

5.0 (2010)

Nelly | HE'S SO FLY Nelly
HE'S SO FLY Nelly
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2010; Lead Performance: Nelly; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The onetime megastar ended a years-long dry spell this summer with smash single ''Just a Dream,'' and on 5.0 Nelly makes a reasonably convincing case that he can keep the momentum going. He has recovered his pop instincts, slinging singsong rhymes over energetic beats courtesy of 2010’s biggest producers (including Dr. Luke and Jim Jonsin). His lyrics are vacuous as ever, but those hooks sure are sticky. B

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Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 Published in issue #1129 Nov 19, 2010 Order article reprints