Nelly has announced that he will be re-launching the 80’s hip-hop clothing company, Troop Clothing. Troop Clothing was one of the first clothing lines embraced by the hip-hop community. It was created in the Bronx, New York in 1986 and was made popular by LL Cool J. The line will consist of both footwear and apparel. Nelly is seen here wearing the line at the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Nelly has yet to have a successful clothing line for men. Let’s just hope it does better than Vokal.
Do you think Nelly will have as much success with Troop Clothing as he has with Apple Bottoms?
Vokal by Nelly
Apple Bottoms by Nelly
Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Southern hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly’s best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States. His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma” (featuring Kelly Rowland). Other singles included “Work It” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Air Force Ones” (featuring Murphy Lee and St. Lunatics), “Pimp Juice” and “#1”.