Cornell Haynes, Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, actor and entrepreneur. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and was signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly has five solo studio albums released and several number-one hits. He also won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and starred in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. In addition, Nelly played in the Main Event at the 2007 World Series of Poker. Nelly was born in inner-city St. Louis and moved with his mother to suburban University City, Missouri as a teenager. He joined fellow rappers Big Lee, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, and City Spud to form the group St. Lunatics; the group became locally popular with its self-published single "Gimme What You Got". "Just a Dream" is a song performed by American hip hop artist Nelly. The song was written by Nelly, Rico Love, and Frank Romano and produced by Jim Jonsin. The song was released on August 16, 2010, and serves as the lead single from Nelly's sixth studio album, 5.0 (2010). The song was released alongside with the.