Nipsey Hussle Won Big In 2018. He Takes One Final Victory Lap (Video)
Next month, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap turns one. That same week, Nip’s major label debut in a discography filled with elite mixtapes will compete for “Best Rap Album” at the Grammy Awards (February 10). If it gets the win, Nip’ will have come a long way from his decade as an underground hero in Los Angeles, California’s Crenshaw district.
Victory Lap is still making its rounds. The title track is one of the highlights in the All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic Records LP. Featuring Stacy Barthe, the track adheres to Hussle’s mixtape narratives of moving with care through the ‘hood and refusing to compromise. That formula took him to the top, even if it was a journey where trusting the process was essential.
The video sees Nipsey Hussle journeying from Crenshaw to a luxury beachfront destination in Mexico. It parallels his 2018, which shows no signs of stopping—win or no win.
The opening song from the LP is co-produced by Mike & Keys. The production duo formerly known as The Futuristiks, has a decade in the game. They’ve worked on albums by Redman, 50 Cent, and Domo Genesis, as well as longtime collaboration with Neighborhood Nip’.
Victory Lap is included in Ambrosia For Heads‘ Best 15 Albums Of 2018 list.