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Air Force Ones" is a song written and performed by the American rapper Nelly, from his album that was released on November 7, 2002. In the song, Nelly and the Nellyville St. Lunatics purchase Nike Air Force Ones. The song was the third Top 5 hit from Nellyville on the U.S. , peaking at #3. Its video, whose exteriors were shot at the SE corner of Delmar and Westgate in Billboard Hot 100 University City, Missouri, featured St. Louis professional athletes Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, D'Marco Farr, Ray Lankford, and Ozzie Smith, and rapper Birdman.
The official remix was included Nelly's remix album,
", & David Banner's album, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention" " and features the St. Lunatics on the 1st part of the chorus, MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water" David Banner, & 8Ball of 8Ball & MJG. David Banner is also the producer of the remix.
Reception [ edit ]
The song was criticised for its blatant product placement and Nelly's unashamed role as a corporate mouthpiece, with many calling him a
sell-out. Cracked.com notes that Nelly raps "without irony about how great a particular corporation's sneakers are, and how you should buy multiple pairs". [1 ] [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
 US Promo
1 Air Force Ones [Clean Radio Edit] 4:31
2 Air Force Ones [Clean Album Version] 5:04
3 Air Force Ones [Instrumental] 5:04
References [ edit ]
^ "Product Placement in Hip-Hop, Lesson 11: Expression or Marketing?". Don't believe the hype.
^ Birch, Nathan. "The 5 Creepiest Advertising Techniques of the (Near) Future, Fusing Ads and Culture". cracked.com.
^ "Air Force Ones - Kyjuan". Billboard.com. Billboard . Retrieved . January 29, 2010