(Hot S**t) Country Grammar

"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
Nelly - Hot Shit Country Grammar CD cover.jpg
Single by Nelly
from the album Country Grammar
ReleasedFebruary 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)
Length
  • 4:48 (album version)
  • 4:19 ()
LabelUniversal
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Epperson
Nelly singles chronology
"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
(2000)
"E.I."
(2000)
Alternative cover
Nelly Country Grammar.png

"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)" is the debut single by American rapper Nelly. The song was produced by Jason "Jay E" Epperson. It was released on February 29, 2000, taken from Nelly's debut album Country Grammar. It peaked at number 7 in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Composition[]

The song's melody and chorus were taken from a song popularly sung by children with clapping games called "Down Down Baby". On the clean version, the word "shit" is backmasked, and most of the explicit words are replaced by radio-friendly words and/or bleep-related sound effects. For instance, the lyrics "street sweeper baby cocked" in the chorus are replaced with "boom boom baby" due to its reference to a shotgun. Fellow St. Louis rapper Jibbs would later use the same tactic employed by Nelly in creating his first hit single, by imitating the popular children's song "Do Your Ears Hang Low?", with his song, "Chain Hang Low".

"Country Grammar" references Beenie Man's 1998 dancehall single "Who Am I (Sim Simma)" with the line, "Keys to my beemer, man, holla at Beenie Man".

Track listings[]

US CD single[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."(Hot S**t) Country Grammar"Nelly, Jason "Jay E" Epperson4:18
2."(Hot S**t) Country Grammar" (Explicit)Nelly, Epperson4:19
3."Greed Hate Envy"Nelly, City Spud0:33
4."E.I."Nelly, Epperson0:32
5."Ride wit Me"Nelly, Epperson0:31

Charts[]

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[25] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29) 12-inch vinyl Universal [1]
March 7, 2000 (2000-03-07) Urban radio [26]
March 21, 2000 (2000-03-21) Rhythmic contemporary radio [27]
June 13, 2000 (2000-06-13) Contemporary hit radio [28]
United Kingdom October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
[29]

References[]

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  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 1, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 10, 2020.
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  23. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles Chart 2001". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
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  26. ^ "AddVance Notice" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1340. March 3, 2000. p. 103. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  27. ^ "CHR/Rhythmic: Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1342. March 17, 2000. p. 122. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  28. ^ "CHR/Pop: Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1354. June 9, 2000. p. 49. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  29. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting October 30, 2000: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. October 28, 2000. p. 25. Retrieved August 7, 2021.

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