Nelly feat. Justin Timberlake
Released: 3rd March 2003.
Could there be a better weapon? Arguably the two biggest male stars at the moment on one record! And it looks like Nelly and Justin have got it sussed too. "Work It" is a laid-back R&B track which has a bit of a retro feel, but still sounds like one of the freshest things to come out of the hip-hop scene this year. It will no doubt improve Justin's status on the urban scene even further.
After last working together on *N Sync's "Girlfriend", Nelly and Justin team up again for a less impressive offering. "Work It" isn't nearly as immediate as "Dilemma" or "Hot In Herre", but eventually becomes as annoying as both of them, while Nelly's very disjointed rapping style and Justin's girlish squeals aid this. Nevertheless, it isn't a bad song; it's quite original and the production is impressive. Expect a sixth Top 10 hit for Nelly and a ninth Top 10 for Justin next week.