(Rap-Up) – It looks like everybody’s favorite St. Louis rapper is ready to make a comeback in 2010. Following the release of 2008’s Brass Knuckles, Nelly has a new album in the works. The Derrty Ent. CEO has been holed up in the studio with acclaimed producer Jim Jonsin, the mastermind behind hits like Lil Wayne’s â€œLollipopâ€ and BeyoncÃ©’s â€œSweet Dreams.â€
â€œWe’ve done a few songs so far. Nelly’s great, he’s really super talented,â€ Jonsin told Rap-Up.com about working with the â€œHot in Herreâ€ MC on his sixth studio album. â€œI just know he looks pretty anxious about dropping [it] within the next couple of months for sure.â€
So what can fans expect from the new project? For starters, a throwback with a modern twist: the tentatively-titled â€œDilemma (Part 2)â€ is a nod to his chart-topping 2002 collaboration with pal Kelly Rowland.
â€œI did the track with [songwriter] Rico Love and Nelly had this melody idea,â€ Jonsin revealed about the song’s sequel. â€œI’ve worked with Kelly and I’ve heard her sound, and that kind of triggered me to call and put herin the studio.â€
The hitman believes â€œPart 2â€ could be bigger than the original. â€œIt came out really amazing. It’s similar in that it’s musical and it has a great melody. But the sound is a little different, a little newer.â€
In the new decade, Jonsin plans to take his production in a different direction, which music fans will hear on Nelly’s project and others. â€œI want to challenge [artists] more and bring back more melody in music,â€ he said. â€œI think everything should just be more edgy and harder for this year.â€