Nelly Talks Aging In Hip Hop On The Breakfast Club

Nelly : “I Know Where Hip Hop Is”

(AllHipHop News) Multi-platinum selling rapper Nelly stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to promote his 7th album M.O. While speaking with Angela Yee, DJ Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God, the St. Louis native talked about being a ten-year plus veteran of the Hip Hop game and the youth-centered nature of the culture.

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“It’s a young man’s game, and a veteran’s survival,” said Nelly about his take on where Hip Hop is at the moment. “I don’t think when we get to be 50 and 60 that we’re gonna stopped listening to rap.”

The “Get Like Me” performer went on to express how he feels critics have been announcing that every new generation of rap stars have brought about the fall of Hip Hop for a long time. “Ten years ago people said rap was the worse that it’s ever been. We fifteen years later, and now they’re saying the same thing.”

“Each generation thinks that there’s is the best,” adds Nelly. “Hip Hop was created by the youth for the youth, but somewhere along the line everybody when they get to be a certain age they want to control it and change the rules. The rules don’t change. It’s gonna always be like that.”

Nelly also talks working with Miley Cyrus, getting endorsement deals, upcoming movies, country music’s supportive fans, his relationships with Irv Gotti and Ashanti, the St. Lunatics, and the Real Husbands of Hollywood BET Hip Hop awards cypher.

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Nelly’s M.O. album is available now. Watch his interview with The Breakfast Club below.