Hip Hop Icon covers a current country hit…

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I have always been a fan of the St Louis  rapper Nelly, and now he has done a cover of Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man”

Nelly is no stranger to country music. The St. Louis rapper was featured on the pop remix of Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and his duet with country superstar Tim McGraw reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. (Worth noting: Nelly’s very first Hot 100 hit was 2000’s No. 7-peaking “(Hot S**t) Country Grammar.”)

Now, he returns with another unexpected nod to twang, taking on Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man.” The song heads to iTunes on Feb. 5, just as Rhett’s version (on the Valory label) leads Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart (dated Feb. 13) for a 12th week (and sixth in succession).  Follow the link to hear it!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6866956/nelly-thomas-rhett-die-a-happy-man-cover

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