Written by Biz Jones sohh.com
Rapper Nelly’s Missouri mansion was reportedly broken into this morning (December 11).
Police are addressing the situation now.
St. Louis County police are on the scene at St. Louis rapper Nelly’s home in Wildwood, Missouri. According to St. Louis County police, people inside the residence called and said that someone was breaking into the rap star’s home. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s or 30 with a mustache and glasses. He was wearing a black coat. Police searched a nearby wooded area for any clues or suspects. A search dog and the St. Louis County helicopter was also used. Police believe the suspect may have gotten into a car and left the scene before they arrived. (Fox News)
Aside from his home robbery, the St. Lunatics head master recently talked about his new album.
“The thing is, I work best with two strikes, two outs,” Nelly revealed in an interview. “I really think I do. As an artist, you want to wake up every day and feel like you’re doing something people don’t think you can do. Now I feel like I’ve been put in that position again, where it’s more doubt than expectancy. The doubt is what fuels me, so to speak. I’ve been real fortunate where I have great people around me. Everybody wants to freakin’ work with me — not that everybody didn’t [before], but it’s different because I didn’t work with a lot of people. Coming into this situation, it’s beautiful…In the booth right now, it’s kind of different. I got Sean Paul, Akon…as far as the rappers go, Plies. Me and [Young] Jeezy talking about some things now. I’m not finished, but I’m a good portion on the way.” (MTV)
While initially planning to drop the LP in 2009, Nelly recently said the project should now arrive in stores around the first quarter of next year.
“I definitely got a new project, we were trying to get it out before the end of this year but it looks like it’ll be at the top of next year,” Nelly revealed in an interview with DJ Semtex. “I just wanna make sure it’s right, and it’s definitely coming. The album is bananas so be ready. I did a little bit of different [sounds]. I worked with my man Polow [Da Don], I’ve worked with Play-N-Skills, we did this joint with Akon that’s crazy. The joint I did with Polow, I did with Plies on it. I got a joint that I did with Sean Paul that’s crazy, as well as my family, as far as the Lunatics goes, my little brother City Spud, he’s no longer locked up no more, he’s out…[The title] is just Nelly. I don’t want to say it’s the ‘best’ album, but just get ready.” (DJ Semtex TV)
The rapper’s last album was 2008’s Brass Knuckes.
Release date delays and hype that just doesn’t pan out are nothing new or rare in the world of urban music, but Nelly’s 2008 release could be the quintessential result. Fitting squarely in the middle of the “troubled album” spectrum, Brass Knuckles is neither a disaster nor a brilliant mistake. It’s an album where the forgettable lows marginalize the towering highs, while the feeling that something is missing covers it all. (All Music)
UPDATE: BREAKING FOOTAGE!!!
Check out the surveillance footage of the suspect breaking into Nelly’s house!