Two days before Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot, he and Master P were putting the finishing touches on a song they had been working on together for the music mogul’s film, I Got The Hook Up 2 — a sequel to his 1998 film of the same name. The rappers were friends and close collaborators that frequently linked up over the years.
While speaking with People about his posthumus song with the fallen MC, Master P shared that he believed Nipsey deserved more acclaim for his activism before he died. A few weeks ago, YG similarly fired off his own criticism against “fake love” he felt was surrounding Nip’s unfortunate passing.
“Everything he got after he died, he deserved that before,” Master P told the publication. “He could really make music. People know now. His music touches millions of people now. I had people say, ‘You know, I never listened to his music. It’s really good’. But you waited ‘til he died? It makes no sense.”
Despite that, Master P hopes that song will bring more attention to Nipsey’s legacy and his activism will continue to inspire and uplift communities.
“He took care of his kids and he took care of his girl,” the New Orleans rapper concluded. “I do a lot in the community where he lived because of him. The marathon will continue. Through this project, we’ll be able to go back and take care of kids in the community and show them that it’s about doing what’s right, ‘Don’t worry if you’re not celebrated. Keep doing what’s right.”
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