( CM ) - Rapper NELLY is set to collaborate with legendary rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN on his forthcoming album. The Hot In Herre hitmaker has approached The Boss about making a record together - and the veteran singer is more than happy to oblige. Scheduling difficulties made it impossible to get the song recorded in time for Nelly's latest LP Brass Knuckles - which will be released in July (08) - but the hip-hop star is determined to make the collaboration happen later this year (08), and possibly feature the track on a special edition of the album. He says, "We still might get a chance to get it off. We're saving it. We might repackage it for the holidays." Nelly's new record already features collaborations with artists including Fergie, Akon, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J.