Nipsey Hustle just dropped a new mixtape right before his "Victory Lap" album, he also gave his fans a free track featuring Stacy Barth. For his birthday he drop Slauson Boy 2. Not a lot of artist give away free music but Nipsey is good at pleasing his day 1's and his fans. Nipsey also started his own hash tag on twitter name #PROUD2PAYUBACK. Here is Nipsey in his own words how much he love his fans and wants them to enjoy his music and be happy and explains the reason behind it and the process.
"Over the years of me making and releasing music, I've been blessed to have a relationship with thousands, if not millions of people. There has been 8 recording processes, 8 buzz building processes, and 8 release dates. There has been 8 review processes and 8 opportunities for me to learn and pickup on what's connecting with the people who consume this music.
The most consistent and common denominator in the music of mines that truly "CONNECTED" has been when the source material for the content...was MY PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCE.
When the words become an attempt to articulate truths that have no vocabulary...truths that express themselves in the form of emotional frequency...not words...then the people connected.
I think this because there was a place where these things happened...there was a smell...there was a feeling...even a taste sometimes...like when the tension got so intense it turned into nausea and you got that salty..."I'm bout to throw up" taste in your mouth. Those thoughts and emotions can be relived if they are verbally expressed properly. That's what I aimed to create for my listeners with VICTORY LAP.
That being said, I'm going to bring the 1st 5 supporters of the Crenshaw PROUD2PAY campaign and the 1st 5 supporters of the Mailbox Money PROUD2PAY campaign on a guided tour through the places and situations that VICTORY LAP was inspired by to serve as an attempt to recreate musically.
I will personally play the album and narrate and elaborate on key songs and lines. We will physically visit the locations being referenced on the album to put our feet on the ground, breath the air, taste the food, and feel climate. While we listen to the music, we will create what we coined as an:
"Intimate Multi-Sensory Music Experience"
Almost like a real life directors cut of a film.
Thank you for all the feedback and years of honest convos. You give me the answers and motivation I need to keep going and keep growing. I hope I do the same for u. #PROUD2PAYUBACK!