Nipsey Hussle - Essentials

Nipsey Hussle - Essentials
April 1st, 2019

R.I.P. Nipsey Hussle

If Nipsey Hussle knew nothing else, he knew how important his voice was. This wasn't so much his delivery (conversational, if occasionally raspy and impassioned) as what he had to say when he'd finally earned the spotlight he coveted as a prodigious Los Angeles rap talent. Slick and funky early singles like “The Life” featuring Snoop Dogg and “Feelin' Myself” with Lloyd suggested crossover potential, but the message of acclaimed mixtapes like Bullets Ain't Got No Name and The Marathon encouraged fiscal responsibility and warned of the futility of street life. He'd make history with 2013's Crenshaw mixtape, selling it at $100 a pop, but more importantly he'd grow his fanbase with sneering street anthems like “Checc Me Out” and “U See Us.” By the time he released 2018's Victory Lap, he was a rapper with very little to prove but, as the album would show, so much more to give-to music, and to his own community. Though he was taken from the world in 2019 at age 33, his legacy remains as he called it out on the Victory Lap standout, to “Hussle & Motivate.”

01. Dedication feat. Kendrick Lamar
02. Racks In The Middle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
03. Last Time That I Checc'd feat. YG
04. Keys 2 the City
05. Checc Me out feat. Cobby Supreme & Dom Kennedy
06. A Hunnit a Show feat. Rick Ross
07. Double Up feat. Belly & Dom Kennedy
08. Killer feat. Drake
09. Gangstas Life feat. Snoop Dogg
10. Hussle & Motivate
11. Been Down feat. Swizz Beatz
12. Hussle in the House
13. Rap Niggas
14. Perfect Timing
15. U See Us
16. Where Yo Money At? feat. Pacman
17. Don't Take Days Off feat. Dubb
18. Late Nights and Early Mornings
19. I Do This feat. Young Thug & Mozzy
20. Bitches Ain't Shit feat. YG
21. I Don't Give a Fucc