Nipsey Hussle had planned to release two more albums before his untimely passing in 2019.
According to Stic.Man, one half of the rap duo Dead Prez, Hussle had talked to him about a three-album plan under Atlantic Records. Hussle’s 2018 debut full-length, Victory Lap, was the first album in the trilogy. It was supposed to be followed by a sequel, and then closed out with the final record titled The Spook Who Sat by the Door.
“We had an hour-long conversation about what he had been trying to do up to that point as an independent, and how he wanted his situation to be with Atlantic,” Stic.Man said during a recent episode of Juan Ep is Dead podcast, per NME. “He had made it to some certain personal goals he had. What he wanted to talk to me about was his three-album mission.”
Hussle had also asked Dead Prez for permission to re-record their 2000 album Let’s Get Free. “He really wanted our permission to sample and really redo it for what he called his generation,” Stic.Man recalled. “All the admiration he had for that record, we just had a heart-to-heart back and forth. Obviously, we didn’t get to go there, but I want to speak to the heart Nip had.”
Watch a snippet of the podcast here:
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February 16 marked the three-year anniversary of Hussle’s Victory Lap album. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Earlier this month, a collaboration between Jay-Z and the late Hussle was released as part of the soundtrack to Shaka King’s new film, Judas and the Black Messiah.
Revisit Victory Lap here:
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