|Format CD single|
Genre Hip hop R&B
Label Universal Records
|Released February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23)|
"N Dey Say" is a song by American rapper Nelly. It was released in February 2005 as the third and final single from his album Suit (2004). The song uses a musical sample of "True" by Spandau Ballet.
The video directed by Chris Robinson presents comparison of different lifestyles while putting an accent on their similarities (like war is equal with street gang rivalries in the civil life). It is brought into effect with a comic-like city background with strong strokes that seems like a merge of a photo and a drawing. This "in-between" feeling is realized by masking the background with a non-lifelike orange pattern. Using Bluescreen technology to separate the actors/artists from the background the performers remain realistic and stand out from the whole picture. The casting includes Gabriel Casseus (from Lockdown) as the patron of a homeless and Faune A. Chambers (from White Chicks) as the mourning widow and the St. Lunatics as cameos.