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"Wadsyaname" cover
Single by Nelly from the album Brass Knuckles
Released August 21, 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:08
Label Derrty, Universal Motown
Writer Cornell Haynes, Jr.
Producer Ron "Neff-U" Feemster
Nelly singles chronology
"Call on Me"
"5000 Ones"

"Wadsyaname" was supposed to be the first official single from Nelly's fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles but Nelly later confirmed that the single will not make the album (however it is a bonus track featured as #16 on the Japanese edition of "Brass Knuckles").[1] It was replaced by "Party People".[2][3] It is produced by Ron "Neff-U" Feemster, and sampled the piano line from "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo.[2][3] The single was released to the iTunes Store on August 22, 2007. The music video is directed by Chris Robinson.[4] Nelly performed the single along with "Let It Go" at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. The song finally appears on the album, as a UK and Japanese bonus track.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
New Zealand (RIANZ)[5] 4
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[6] 90
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 43
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[7] 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[8] 13


  1. ^ "Brass Knuckles(価格限定盤, 2ボーナストラック)【CD】-Nelly (ネリー) 発売国:日本|ヒップホップ/ラップ|ダンス&ソウル|音楽|HMV ONLINE CD、DVDの通販-ゲーム、書籍、 タレントの写真集も". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Scott Bowles, Steve Jones and Pete Johnson (September 6, 2007). Coming attractions: Nelly's ready to crack his 'Knuckles'. USA Today. Accessed September 9, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Shaheem Reid (August 22, 2007). T.I., Akon, Snoop, Pimp C Get Behind Nelly's Brass Knuckles. MTV. Accessed August 21, 2007.
  4. ^ Video: Nelly - 'Wadsyaname'. Rap-Up (October 17, 2007). Accessed October 18, 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Nelly - Wadsyaname worldwide chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved October 23, 2007.
  6. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200826 into search.
  7. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Wadsyaname. Billboard. Accessed September 13, 2007.
  8. ^ Hot Rap Tracks – Wadysname. Billboard. Accessed September 13, 2007.

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