Nipsey Hussle Arrested For "Obstructing A Peace Officer"
Nipsey Hussle was scheduled to play at the first Los Angeles version of Jay Z's "Made In America" festival today, but now his performance is in question. Last night, the rapper was arrested in a clothing store for obstructing a policeman who was trying to arrest another man who was suspected of a probation violation.
Nipsey Hussle Hits Studio With Big K.R.I.T.
While it remains unclear just how far away (or how close) Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap is, we at least know that he's in the studio putting in work for it. Today Nip took to his Facebook page to share a photo of a studio session with fellow rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.
Nipsey Hussle Compares "Victory Lap" To "Bullets Ain't Got No Names Vol. 2" & "The Marathon"
Nipsey Hussle made his way from the West Coast to New Jersey last weekend in order to grace the Summer Jam Festival Village stage. Although the rapper is by no means a newcomer at this point, we've still yet to receive a debut album from Nip. Victory Lap has been in the works for some time, and now the "Crenshaw" tour is out of the way it sounds like Nipsey is going full force with Victory Lap.
Nipsey Hussle Discusses NFL "N-Word" Ban With Larry King
Nipsey Hussle stopped by Larry King Now to discuss an NFL rule banning the use of the N-Word from the league. Joined by Ryan Ford (Cashmere Agency's Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer), Jimmie Lee Solomon (former MLB executive), Chester Pitts (former NFL player) and, of course, host Larry King, the west coast rapper expressed his feelings on the word's usage, if anyone has a right to use it and when the usage is appropriate.
Nipsey Hussle Speaks On Upcoming Debut Album, Calls It "Epic"
After releasing his highly successful Crenshaw mixtape for $100 a pop, Nipsey Hussle is gearing up for Victory Lap, his debut album that will most likely be sold for a more reasonable price. In a new interview with XXL, Hussle spoke on the new project:
15 Of The Best Rapper Capsule Collections
Theres no way to deny it, we are currently living in a time in which streetwear reigns supreme. Through recent years streetwear has evolved, not only taking a more fashion-forward approach but opening up doors for musicians, especially rappers, to slide through, leaving an imprint not only musically but aesthetically.
Nipsey Hussle Creates Custom "Crenshaw" Uniforms For Fatburger
Nipsey Hussle's Crenshaw movement was definitely a successful one, he sold plenty of copies of his $100 album, which was also available for free download, and continued the movement with a "Crenshaw" tour.
Arrest Warrant Issued For Nipsey Hussle
Nipsey Hussle skipped out on a court date which stemmed from a 2012 arrest for driving with a suspended license, and now an arrest warrant has been issued for the West Coast rapper. Nipsey has been staying out of trouble with the law in recent times, promoting his "Crenshaw" tour leaks and creating anticipation for Victory Lap, so let's hope he resolves this issue quickly.
Samples Of The Week: January 30
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey."
Shots Fired During Nipsey Hussle Concert [Update: Nipsey Releases Official Statement Denying Involvement]
As broken by AllHipHop, the Chicago stop on Nipsey Hussle's ongoing "Proud 2 Pay" tour took a violent turn when shots were fired near his tour bus. It's also been reported that Nipsey's friend and collaborator Rimpau was stabbed in the chest and taken to hospital with a punctured lung. Six shots were fired in total. So far, there've been no arrests. That's all the information we have for now. Stay tuned for updates.
Nipsey Hussle Says Drake Is "One Of The Dopest Of Our Generation"
Before he hits the road for his upcoming "Crenshaw" tour, Nipsey Hussle is giving respect where respect is due.
Nipsey Hussle Announces "Crenshaw" Tour
Following the success of his $100 mixtape, Crenshaw, Nipsey Hussle is taking things on the road for a tour. Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw" tour will start in Sacremento, California on January 9th, and will continue on until February, where he'll wrap things up in Albuquerque, Texas.
Rick Ross Calls "Mastermind" A "Masterpiece," Details Jay Z Collaborations
Rick Ross is getting ready to release his new album, Mastermind, on December 17th, and he's certainly confident in the project. The MMG leader had some big statements about the upcoming project, as well as his single with Jay Z, which is set to drop any day now, in his interview with The Breakfast Club.
Nipsey Hussle Says His Album Will Be Available For $100, Regular Retail Price & Free
Nipsey Hussle made an appearance on The Breakfast Club, where he talked at length about his Proud2Pay $100 album campaign.
Review: Nispey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
To answer the above question, yes, mostly. His recent headlines alone show that there’s something to Nipsey Hussle, and we do get a glimpse of what that 'something' may be in Crenshaw. Overall, the tape is a good listen and a sound effort.
Nipsey Hussle Speaks On Beef With Complex & "Victory Lap"
Nipsey Hussle has expressed frustration with the music industry recently, but it seems his problems extend towards rap criticism as well. After being approached for an interview with Complex, the rapper initially blew the publication off, tweeting that it would cost them $10,000 for a sit down. Eventually he did agree to a conversation, but made sure to make his issues with the magazine (and media in general) very clear.
Nipsey Hussle Says The Major Label Approach Is A "Dying Business Model"
Nipsey Hussle turned a lot of heads (Jay Z's included) when he decided to sell physical copies of his Crenshaw mixtape at $100 a piece last week, but his success at doing so turned out to be the most sur
Nipsey Hussle Talks On Jay Z Copping 100 "Crenshaw" Albums
Yesterday we reported how Jay Z copped 100 copies of Nipsey Hussle's $100 album Crenshaw. Jay had posted an image of all the 100 hard copies he received, while Nipsey posted an image of the receipt for S. Carter Enterprises.
Jay Z Purchases 100 Copies Of Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw"
Yesterday Nipsey Hussle tweeted that he made $100,000 off selling hard copies of his Crenshaw mixtape for $100. Now we find out where some of that $100k came from-- none other than Jay Z.
Nipsey Hussle Says He Made $100k From Selling $100 "Crenshaw" Mixtapes
They don't call him Hussle for nothing. Despite Nipsey's choice to release his latest project for free online, physical copies of the Crenshaw mixtape are apparently still a hot item.