Nipsey Hussle's “Victory Lap” Turns 3
Written by B87FM on February 16, 2021
Although Nipsey Hussle will ceaselessly dwell on by means of his music, the affect of his dying continues to be felt by followers, buddies, and household alike. And whereas we had been not too long ago fortunate sufficient to obtain a verse from the late rapper — the Jay-Z assisted “What It Feels Like,” a spotlight from the brand new soundtrack for Judas & The Black Messiah — the fact that we’ll by no means hear new music from the Crenshaw rapper is a harsh one to bear.
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If there’s any consolation, it is figuring out that his acclaimed album Victory Lap, the challenge that earned him his first Grammy nomination, has formally celebrated one other 12 months. For a lot of, the challenge served as an introduction to Nip’s artistry, boasting a few of the largest tracks of his profession in “Final Time That I Checc’d,” “Dedication,” and “Hussle & Encourage.” Along with being a whole and deftly penned physique of labor, Victory Lap additionally served to kick off a brand new chapter of Nipsey’s profession — one during which the entrepreneurially-minded emcee was poised to proceed his ascent into mainstream stardom.
Alas, his premature dying put a cease to Nipsey’s rise, leaving Victory Lap because the lone studio album in his discography. Three years later, it feels essential to focus on the challenge as soon as once more, although the truth that it is already three-years-old might show alarming to some. On this milestone anniversary, you should definitely pay respects to Neighborhood Nip within the feedback beneath, and pontificate along with your ideas on the challenge — is Victory Lap a basic?