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For every 1000 followers on Twitter, Nipsey will drop another track on Twitter. That’s kind of a lofty mark just for one song; every couple hundred seems more suitable. It’s not like this is something worth a real wait either. In terms of a simple freestyle, this one takes some time to find its pocket, especially with that awkward cadence pattern near the beginning (the “no-go/fo’ sho’/dodo” one). After that bump though, it’s fairly smooth riding to the end. This is far from memorable though so if you just want a quick listen you can stream it via the download link below (without having to download the freestyle).
Download: Nipsey Hussle – “Monster” Freestyle
Although largely overlooked in the new wave of young artists flooding the industry, Nipsey Hussle is a good young talent who, along with Jay Rock, are the most promising rappers to take the reigns from aging stars (Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, The Game, etc.) and lead the West Coast into the future; and, as many would argue, make the West prevalent again. Since signing with Epic in ’08, Nipsey has released a plethora of singles and mixtapes (mostly from the Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series) but has never set a release date for his much anticipated debut album, South Central State of Mind, until recently (now set to be released on October 19th).
Nipsey gives us a quick remix of Hov’s track that is supposed to be from his next project. These short songs typically don’t get much play in my rotation but after a couple listens this one has got a shot. The flow isn’t crazy on it but Nipsey has a lot of content in his lyrics and addresses some rumors about his career. I guess he isn’t signing with Roc Nation anytime soon and the Def Jam line at the end also stood out. No idea when this tape will drop but we will let you know when the info leaks out.
Download: Nipsey Hu$$le – “Run This Town” (Remix)
I gave yall the warning, this is not safe for work so skip it unless you are in a safe place. The song itself is good but I wasn’t really feeling Problem’s verse. What is up with the blue freaky eyes too? That had me creeped out beyond belief and I understand the concept but it still was weird. I have always liked listening to Nipsey and Snoop together despite their similarities because they represent the new and old West Coast and record without any problems. “Upside Down” is off of More Malice which is in stores now.
I feel like the helicopter in the video is coming after me and that me and Nipsey are about to shoot it out with some cops. There is nothing flashy about this at all but just shows Nipsey chilling at the liquor store with a bunch of his Crip brothers surrounding him in the parking lot. “The Hussle”, despite its dance origins, has nothing to do with getting you moving and is more about conveying Nipsey’s everyday struggle on the street corners. The only thing I wish about this video and a lot of other ones recently is that it was longer because a minute and a half to two of a song just doesn’t do it for me but maybe I’m just greedy.
First we gave you the Jams but now it is time for the hip-hop gems. I said in the previous post that the past couple days I came up with the idea to post a few mixes that sum up my year in music. These joints are all songs that were some of the more solid underground songs that I listened to this past year and deserve more shine. A number of my favorite new artists are on there and this is another mix that is pretty damn complete. Look out for our final installment of rock songs which should drop over the next couple days. Link and tracklist are below the break and everyone have a happy and safe New Year!
Everybody needs a little West Coast gangsta music every now and again so I bring to you the collaboration of the old school and new school with Snoop and Nipsey on the same track. I am a couple days late getting to the track but whatever, there is only so much music I can get to everyday. Although I haven’t posted much Snoop on here, he was one of the most influential rappers to me and his album Doggystyle is one that started me on my path to being a hip-hop head at an early age. This song is from Snoop’s album Malice N Wonderland which drops December 8th.
Well it doesn’t get more West Coast gangsta than this record where Nipsey gets Snoop to join him on a track. Nipsey’s career mirrors Snoop’s in a lot of ways (West Coast Crip gangsters making it in rap, coming on the scene with their own unique swagger and rhyming) and you knew these two would get along the second you heard Nipsey spit out a verse. The song is something I have been wanting to hear and am glad to say they are doing a whole mixtape together called South Central State of Mind due out in December. On a side note, how much does it suck to be the R&B singer for this song and get no recognition? Just something I thought about when I heard the chorus wasn’t either of the two spitters.
Shouts to the Dope Boyz!
Uh oh, Drake is going after the West Coast with this joint by getting my man Nipsey to collaborate on a track. I wasn’t sure Drake could hold his own on a hard record, much less one named “Killer”, but he goes in without being fake about it like most rappers do *cough*Rick Ross*cough*. I was just excited to see two rappers I like a lot collaborating and hope to see more of this in the future. Thanks to Toronto in the comments and OctobersVeryOwn for the track.
Download: Drake ft. Nipsey Hussle – “Killer”
I have been waiting on this mixtape to drop for some time now and it is sure to live up to the hype. I say every time that Nipsey is bringing back the West Coast gangsta scene and it is the truth. I have no download for you but have a streaming audio thanks to imeem and OS. If you are feeling it then I suggest you go buy the album here. There isn’t much more to say about this except that I know you all won’t be disappointed.