Who influences Hip-Hop, and how does that play out in new music?  Nelly talks with WSJ.com on his influences and what he considers Hip-Hop to be.

When I was coming up, I was listening to a lot of different kinds of music. My father played the Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Commodores, Michael Jackson, Prince. So when you come from stuff like that, it’s about the music. I try to put in that influence, from things that I know.

Click this link to read the whole article: Nelly on Why Rock and Country Are Really Hip-Hop - Speakeasy - WSJ.