E.I. (song)

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For the acronym, see EI (disambiguation).
Single by Nelly
from the album Country Grammar
Released October 28, 2000
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2000
Genre Hip hop, midwest hip hop
Length Main Version 4:45
Radio Version 4:12
Label The Inc., Fo'Reel, Derrty, Universal
Writer(s) Cornell Haynes
Producer(s) Jason "Jay E" Epperson
Nelly singles chronology
"Country Grammar (Hot Shit)"
"Ride wit Me"

"E.I." is a single by the rapper Nelly. It was released in 2000, taken from Nelly's 2000 album Country Grammar. It peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart and 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


There are two remixes, both produced by David Banner. The official remix, named "Tip Drill" (The E.I. Remix), features the St. Lunatics and contains controversial lyrics regarding women. The song is on Nelly's remix album Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention as the bonus track on the explicit version of the album. The second remix samples the controversial song and used the "E.I." lyrics from original and the "E.I." hook from "Tip Drill" and is on the remix album, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention.

Track listing[edit]


US Promo

  • 1 E.I. (Clean Edit w/ FX) 4:12
  • 2 E.I. (Clean Edit w/ Mutes) 4:12
  • 3 E.I. (Squeaky Clean Edit w/ FX) 4:12
  • 4 E.I. (Album Version) 4:45
  • 5 E.I. (Instrumental) 4:45
  • 6 E.I. (Call Out Hook) 0:11

UK Single

  • 1 E.I. [Clean Edit W/FX] 4:16
  • 2 Greed, Hate, Envy 4:17
  • 3 E.I. [Instrumental] 4:51

Video E.I.

Australia Maxi-CD

  • 1 E.I. [Clean Radio Edit] 4:12
  • 2 Greed, Hate Envy 4:15
  • 3 E.I. [Instrumental] 4:45
  • 4 Come Over 4:13

Charts and certifications[edit]


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