Get Your Shine On
Label: Big Machine Label Group
When Nelly teamed up with Tim for "Over and Over" in 2004, rap and country remained mostly parallel traditions with occasional points of intersection. Nine years later, the latter genre is trying to increase its market share by -- like the betrayed narrator of Eric Church's "Homeboy" -- calling back those hip-hop fans born into country demographics; and FGL, with their programmed beats and Colt Ford-influenced flows, are leading the way. On this Good Times re-release, fans of both genres will likely favor "This Is How We Roll" and of course, that other Nelly-featuring smash, "Cruise."