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Nelly's New "Hey Porsche" Is a Pop-Country Song

This is not a good song, but I was curious and so maybe you are too. While Nelly's tank top and du-rag look is essentially unchanged since Country Grammar, in the years since he has apparently followed the dusty, Midwestern road paved by his bizarre but memorable Tim McGraw collaboration "Over and Over" straight toward a late-career pop-country sunset. His latest works a limp style of pop-lite, complete with One Direction-esque opening solo guitar, obvious "Whistle"-like double entendre—like "Hey Porsche," that song was also produced by DJ Frank E—and weak, cruise-control strums that do not suggest a human playing them. In a weird way, given the strip club extremes of songs like "Tip Drill," pursuing such totally impotent pop seems like a logical decision for Nelly, because there's new territory for him to explore, however pointlessly. At the end of the video, as he drives away, his car radio plays Florida Georgia Line's straight-up country song "Cruise," with an added shout-out from the band. (They've also been covering "Hot in Herre" live, apparently.)

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Nelly's New "Hey Porsche" Is a Pop-Country Song