Nelly. Pop rapper or GOAT? Well, neither.
Nelly’s first album, Country Grammar, was a 9xPlatinum plate, with some tremendous singles that everyone–everyone–was singing back in 2000. And 2001. And even 2002.
EI was one of those hits, along with the title track and, of course, Ride Wit’ Me. EI was so good that my toddler, back in 2003, sang along sitting in his carseat.
Hot in Herrre was a bigger hit, but my fave Nelly song is most definitely E.I.
As y’all may know, my GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a series of posts ranking my favorite songs of all time, and celebrating them with cover versions. (The master list is here.) But it’s hard to find covers of rap tunes, so we’ve just a few E.I. covers…