Since the begining of Hip-Hop, no-one has made great entertaining hits like +Nelly Nell. Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri."E.I." is a single by the rapper Nelly. It was released in 2000, taken from Nelly's 2000 album Country Grammar. It peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Charts.