Various Artists: King Jacob, Prentiss Church, Blewz, Rashad Hill.
Personnel: Craig Love, Steve King (guitar); Nick Fury (keyboards, percussion); Luis Resto, Trife (keyboards); Eddie Kain, Jr., Zolorale "Z" Green (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Nick Fury; Eminem; Joe Fields; Steve King ; Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith; Elliot Carter ; Brian Stanley ; Richard Travali; Fabian Marasciullo; Carl Nappa.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Circle House Studios, Miami, FL; Derrty Studios, St. Louis, MO; Dirty South Studios, Atlanta, GA; Grand Hustle Studios, Atlanta, GA; Mirror Image Recording Studios, New York, NY; Phat Buddah Productions, St. Louis, MO; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; The Sound Lab, Atlanta, GA; The Village Recorder, LA; UNEM Studios, Cleveland, OH.
Given the prominent role Nelly plays in the Adam Sandler film THE LONGEST YARD, it's no surprise that the rapper ends up pulling producer duty on the accompanying soundtrack. The St. Louis native naturally looked to his own Derrty Entertainment stable of stars for this collection. One of the most notable talents appearing is St. Lunatic Murphy Lee, who contributes the thumping cut "Stomp" alongside King Jacob and Prentiss Church. Nelly himself even pops up on a number of tracks, helping with the heavy lifting on W.C.'s very Dr. Dre-like "Whip Yo Ass" and collaborating with Jung Tru and King Jacob on the electro-funk jam "Errtime."
On other tracks, Nelly looks to different corners of the hip-hop world, recruiting Houston mixtape king Chamillionaire and his running buddy David Banner to bring plenty of attitude to the swaggering "Talking That Talk." Atlanta rhyme merchant T.I. also pops in with the slow-rolling "Bounce Like This." The most notable contribution, however, comes from D12, who appear with their mentor Eminem to serve up a double-entendre-laced track carried along by a deftly utilized "Peter Gunn Theme" sample.