As good as Kendrick Lamar is, in absolute truth, if you’d asked me before GKMC who my favourite upcoming west coast rapper was, I might have said Nipsey. He’s hugely underrated, but a great talent that is slowly breaking down doors and getting more believers on board with his movement, and doing so purely via his music, with no other PR stunts or shenanigans.
A hefty 21 tracks make this project up, though that extensiveness isn’t used as a device to shoehorn in loads of features; in fact, big name guest appearances aren’t that numerous at all here. Rick Ross, James Fauntleroy, Dom Kennedy and Slim Thug are among the better-known names here, whilst notable producers include 9th Wonder, 1500 or Nothin’, and The Futuristics. It’s been a bit of a dry spell for hip-hop, so hopefully this chunky offering can tie those fans over who are struggling for new work to listen to- free stream and download below, or you can support by grabbing a signed, limited edition hard copy over at Nipsey’s site.