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''Dilemma''

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Nelly
Nelly: Michael Wilfling/Retna

Dilemma

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Nelly
guest performer:
Kelly Rowland

We gave it a B-

Mellower and far less grabby than Nelly’s No. 1 hit ”Hot in Herre,” ”Dilemma,” a rising track from his ”Nellyville” album, is a collection of dubious achievements: (1) Like ”Hot in Herre” and several other singles on the charts, it marks the return of the horny male after several summers of simpering guy voices (especially from the Latin-pop contingent); (2) Kelly Rowland, keeping herself busy while fellow Destiny’s Child Beyoncé Knowles pursues her cinematic career, gets to do little but utter sweet, devotional nothings over and over; and (3) Nelly manages to rhyme ”gangsta” and ”thank ya.”

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