'N' Dey Say

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"N Dey Say"
Single by Nelly
from the album Suit
Released May 23, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:37
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Cornell Haynes, Jr., Jayson Bridges, G. Kemp
Producer(s) Jayson "Koko" Bridges
Nelly singles chronology
"Na-NaNa-Na"
(2005)
"N Dey Say"
(2005)
"Errtime"
(2005)

"N Dey Say" is a song by American rapper Nelly. It was released in May 2005 as the third and final single from his album Suit (2004). The song uses a musical sample of "True" by Spandau Ballet.

Music video[edit]

The video directed by Chris Robinson presents comparison of different lifestyles while putting an accent on their similarities (like war is equal with street gang rivalries in the civil life). It is brought into effect with a comic-like city background with strong strokes that seems like a merge of a photo and a drawing. This "in-between" feeling is realized by masking the background with a non-lifelike orange pattern. Using Bluescreen technology to separate the actors/artists from the background the performers remain realistic and stand out from the whole picture. The casting includes Gabriel Casseus (from Lockdown) as the patron of a homeless and Faune A. Chambers (from White Chicks) as the mourning widow and the St. Lunatics as cameos.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005-6) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 8
Czech Republic (IFPI)[5] 34
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 12
Germany (Media Control AG)[7] 30
Ireland (IRMA) 11
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[8] 80
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 23
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 64
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 21
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks 37
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 34

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