Thank you Nipsey Hussle, for continuing to make our Mondays more tolerable with fresh new music. He first kicked off Marathon Mondays at the end of April with the Young Thug-featuring "Thug Life." He hasn't missed a Monday since. Today's track, "I Don't Stress," is the 14th installment in the weekly series. Few rappers this year can touch such a prolific output.
"I Don't Stress" is another West Coast gem, finding Nipsey reflecting on all that he's done to build his current reputation while G-funk synths wind and sizzle behind him. Despite the track's title, he sounds stressed -- but that only makes the bars hit with more vigor. He exercises a relatively staggered delivery here, and when it sounds like he might struggle to regain his footing -- that's when he comes through with his most inspired lyrics. There have been no shortage of stressors in Nipsey's past life, and that holds true today. Luckily, he produces his best material when surrounded by adversity.
What's your favorite Marathon Mondays track thus far?
Playin' Pac in my cassette loud, nigga
I remember feelin' like a stepchild, nigga
I would hate to see my momma stressed out, nigga
Black Sam would tell me, "poke your chest out, nigga"