Universal Records artist and Derrty Entertainment CEO Nelly is adding to his stature as hip hops most prolific/multi-talented superstar with the release of The Longest Yard soundtrack. The upcoming soundtrack for the highly-anticipated movie, in which the versatile rapper makes his motion picture debut as an actor, hits stores on May 24th and the movie will be in theaters on May 27th.
For the soundtrack, Nelly assembled an all-star line-up of popular artists such as D-12 featuring Eminem, the platinum-selling St. Lunatics ace Murphy Lee, Lil Wayne, T.I., St. Lunatics member Ali & Gipp, of Goodie Mob, Akon and David Banner. The soundtrack also showcases new talent signed to Nellys Derrty Entertainment imprint including Jung Tru (pronounced young true) and King Jacob (who are featured on the lead single, Errtime), and other up and coming artists with strong regional followings such as the Ohio-based duo 216 and the Texas mix-tape king, Chamillionaire.
Nelly holds down the executive producer mantle on the 13-song disc, adding another feather to his Derrty Entertainment entrepreneurial crown, which currently includes his clothing lines Vokal and Applebottoms, an energy drink called Pimp Juice, and a sold-out U.S. tour. Still sizzling from his most recent record-breaking double multi-platinum releases Sweat and Suit, Nellys Midas touch continues on the first single from The Longest Yard soundtrack, Errtime, produced by Jazze Pha.
Nelly co-stars in the re-make of the 1974 comedy The Longest Yard with an all star cast that includes Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. In his first major movie role, he plays a convict/football player named Earl Megget. The Longest Yard is the story of pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) and former college champion and coach, Scarborough (Burt Reynolds), who are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarborough to coach the inmates to victory.
Nelly is currently on the Sweat/Suit Tour with Fat Joe, T.I. and the St. Lunatics, and will launch an international tour later in the summer.