Nipsey Hussle is celebrating life with the release of his highly-anticipated debut Victory Lap, which arrives today via All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic.
The 14-song album features an acclaimed roster of famous voices, including YG (“Last Time That I Checc’d”), Puff Daddy (“Young Ni**a”), Kendrick Lamar (“Dedication”), The-Dream (“Million While You Young”), CeeLo Green (“Loaded Bases”), and Marsha Ambrosius (“Real Big”), among others.
Although many guests will be appearing on the album, the Crenshaw rapper has said that it will be a deeply personal narrative. “It’s the story of Nipsey Hussle, this dude who came from L.A., whose dad came from Africa, who was raised in the inner city of Los Angeles in the ’90s, when gang banging was at its peak, when all of the political riots, everything that was going on with LAPD, and all that stuff in L.A. was at its peak,” he told Rap-Up.
However, the album is also meant to reveal a multi-layered side of Hussle’s background. “But then, who also was raised around books, whose mom put pressure on him to read, and whose dad watched CNN all day,” he added. “It’s an interesting take on South Central.”