The Trayvon Martin case continues to be a polarizing social issue and has caught the attention of celebrities, President Obama and now, artists in the music community. Diddy, Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Nelly and others have posted photos on their Twitter accounts wearing hoodies in remembrance of Trayvon Martin.
Nelly has had a great rapport with the sports world for years with his hits 'Number 1' and 'Batter Up' being played in stadiums constantly. Now, the St. Louis-bred rapper teamed up with ESPN on an original track and video, 'The Champ,' solidifying himself as a champion of both sports and music.
Taylor Swift should rename her Speak Now tour to the Hip-Hop Now tour with the list of rappers making surprise appearances on her U.S. trek. Not that we are complaining because all of it has been entertaining, so far. The latest rapper to hit the stage with Swift was Nelly, who performed his chart-topping track 'Just a Dream' during the country songbird's tour stop in Houston, Texas.
Nelly has partnered with Vatterott College to develop a studio and recording school in his hometown of St. Louis. The Grammy award-winning rhyme-spitter owns a vacant building in the city and decided to help out school officials with teaching music to incoming students. The Vatterot College Ex'treme Institute is expected to open in October.