“Last Time That I Checc’d,” Nipsey Hussle was nothing like these “Rap N****s.” For over 10 years, Nipsey has been on his “marathon,” releasing a number of quality mixtapes thus forming his existence and establishment within the land of hip-hop. To “Hussle & Motivate” has always been Nip’s focus, and on his debut album, he features vocals from Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy, Ceelo Green and The Dream, among others. Plus Nip’s an L.A. native to do it without a Dr. Dre co-sign. Bottom line, Nip’s a healthy blend between old school and new school rap, and he’s already proven to possess characteristics of Jay-Z, Master P and E-40, all in one.
All $ In/Atlantic Records