With the West Coast hip-hop scene experiencing a renaissance, one of the New West frontrunners bears similarities to a West Coast legend.
From his laid-back yet aggressive flow all the way to his lanky stature, Inglewood’s Nipsey Hussle has gotten comparisons to Snoop Dogg. Fittingly, the two ended up working together. The Doggfather recruited Nipsey to be featured on "Upside Down" from his upcoming album, "Malice n Wonderland," and returned the favor by appearing on "Gangster's Life," a single off Nipsey's "South Central State of Mind."
“You know, I constantly get comparisons to Snoop, but I’ve just been doing my own thing, stay humble, you know, just dictate my path,” Nips told BET.com. “You know, a lot of OGs on the West respect that. Snoop got at me like, ‘I want you to be on my next single.’ It’s a crazy record, a video is going to be shot. It’s going to be a great look.”
Snoop couldn’t agree more. When asked about the inner workings of the collaboration, the West Coast veteran praised the young upstart.
“Well, he’s just doing his thing,” Snoop shared. “He’s working so hard and hustling. I respect the game and I see what he’s doing, so I was looking for him. He wasn’t looking for me, I was looking for him. I respect his hustle and I wanted to stamp him and give him my approval 'cause he’s been doing his thing.”
Snoop Dogg’s "Malice n Wonderland" - featuring guest appearances by Nipsey Hussle, The-Dream and production by Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, The Neptunes and many others - drops December 8. Nipsey Hussle's "South Central State of Mind" is slated for a 2010 release.
Make sure to tune into the BET Hip-Hop Awards to see Snoop Dogg's performance on October 27 at 8/7c.