"Hussle & Motivate" with the coldest sample on the album..
Nipsey Hussle's new album has dropped and it's your favourite rapper's favourite album. It has been met with a massive amount of praise from especially rappers who call Nipsey's album the best project out right now. I feel like everyone has been waiting for Nipsey's album to come out and now that it's finally out, it's getting the same love as when YG dropped My Krazy Life back in 2014. The whole album is west coast heat, but one particular track has the coldest sample i've heard in a minute. "Hussle & Motivate" has an instantly recognizable sample with Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" blearing as soon as the needle hits the vinyl. The beat is slowed down, but the 'hustle mentality' still buzzes with the 'hard knock' drums and piano. Nipsey Hussle explained on The Breakfast Club that Jay-Z signed a deal when "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" was produced that any hip-hop artist would be able to sample the song with Jay-Z's clearance. This is another example of how Jay-Z paved the way for new rappers making it easier for them to drive inspiration from past music (find the original track below). Stream the track below and get your ass listening to the rest of Victory Lap.
You can find "Hussle & Motivate" on the City Soundcheck playlist via Spotify along with more tracks off Victory Lap.