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Chance The Rapper Rocks Nelly’s ‘Hot In Herre’: Look + Listen

During That’s My JamJimmy Fallon’s upcoming music and comedy variety game show, Chance the Rapper gave Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” a country rock slant.

In the preview clip for the show that’ll premiere January 3 on NBC, Chance (born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett) pulls the lever that lands on the “Musical Genre Challenge,” pairing a song with a different genre than its original form requiring the contestant to sing it. And the matchup landed on Nelly’s 2002 hit rap song and the “Country Rock” genre.

Up for the challenge, the backing band played a laid-back groove and Chance’s cadence matched the country-tinged sway as he drawled out the song’s lyrics. “Country, it works,” Josh Groban, who appeared in the episode (alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Alessia Cara,) remarked following Chance’s performance. “Never in my life did I think that was going to work, but it did,” added Fallon.

As coincidence would have it, Nelly’s recent album, Heartland, is a country-influenced effort featuring Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, and Darius Rucker, and other country acts.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Julio Enriquez