L.A. Music Notes

The Prolific One

“Define who you are and what you are, and be clear on that. Meditate on that and then, live and die by that…”

— Nipsey Hussle

I cried for Nipsey the other day, having finally listened to the Victory Lap album.

I was mesmerized by his voice and saddened that I will never hear it again outside of this capacity — in songs and interviews.

And I was reminded of the deaths of my favorite rappers, having grown up in the ’90s, exposed from the jump to the rise of rap and hip-hop and subsequent fall of some of the pioneers that paved the way for MCs like Nip.

So I broke down listening to “Last Time I Checc’d” and wished I could’ve lent my ears to his message a little earlier, when he was still alive. 

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