Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll.
On this day in 2002 Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) became the 5th artist ever to replace himself with a No. 1 hit song. “Hot in Herre” was the song that was replaced (by “Dilemma”). It was written by Nelly, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Charles L. Brown, and released in April, 2002. It won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance, and in 2008 it was ranked No. 36 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.