Air Force Ones (song)
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|"Air Force Ones"|
|Single by Nelly featuring Kyjuan, Ali and Murphy Lee|
|from the album Nellyville|
|Released||November 7, 2002|
|Length||Main Version 5:04
Single Mix 4:30
|Writer(s)||Nelly, Murphy Lee, Ali, Kyjuan|
|Nelly singles chronology|
"Air Force Ones" is a song written and performed by the American rapper Nelly, from his Nellyville album that was released on November 7, 2002. In the song, Nelly and the St. Lunatics purchase Nike Air Force Ones. The song was the third Top 5 hit from Nellyville on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3. Its video, whose exteriors were shot at the SE corner of Delmar and Westgate in 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, "Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention", & David Banner's album, "MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water" and features the St. Lunatics on the 1st part of the chorus, David Banner, & 8Ball of 8Ball & MJG. David Banner is also the producer of the remix.
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".
 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
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||1|
- "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.
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