Nelly reunites with his “Dilemma” collaborator Kelly Rowland for “Gone,” the Jim Jonsin and Rico Love-helmed follow-up to their 2002 chart-topping duet. Picking up where their Grammy-winning single left off, the smooth sequel panders to both pop and R&B audiences with a sultry beat.
“Let’s be honest, we can’t do ‘Dilemma’ over again. That’s etched in time,” Nelly told Rap-Up.com of the hit, which was named one of Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. “It is what it is; that song was for that point in time.”
“Gone” will appear on the St. Louis rapper’s new album 5.0(Nov. 16). “It’s kinda like an extension of the story,” he explained, “and still playfully having fun with it like we did with the first one.”