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Lexington Legends bring rare hip hop concert to town this spring

Nelly laughs on stage during a 2015 concert at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. The hip hop artist headlines a May 19 show at the Lexington Legends’ Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Nelly laughs on stage during a 2015 concert at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. The hip hop artist headlines a May 19 show at the Lexington Legends’ Whitaker Bank Ballpark. AP

The Lexington Legends announced late Wednesday afternoon that chart-topping and Grammy Award winning hip hop artist Nelly will headline a May 19 concert at Whitaker Bank Ballpark that will also feature Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Juvenile.

The show is a bit of a rarity in the Lexington area: a concert featuring high-profile hip hop artists.

Nelly, 43, launched his solo career in 2000, immediately hitting the Top 10 with the title track from his debut, “Country Grammar.” He went on to record hits such as “Hot in Herre,” “Work It” and ended up at No. 3 on the list of top-selling artists of the 2000s. His most recent album was 2013’s “M.O.” In a diverse career, he has also collaborated with several orchestras including his hometown St. Louis Symphony and had a hit with Florida Geogria Line on a remix of the country band’s hit “Cruise.” Nelly has also dabbled in acting, most prominently in the 2005 Adam Sandler football flick, “The Longest Yard.”

Tickets for the show start at $34 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lexington Legends’ ticket office at the ball park, website or by calling 859-422-7867.

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