[Video] Better Listen: Nipsey Hussle Goes In About Maturity And Manhood
As if Nipsey’s music doesn’t drop enough jewels, he’s speaking serious knowledge at this generation. Check it out.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — During a recent episode of Power 106 FM, J. Cruz got a chance sit down with Nipsey Hussle and chat it up.
However, about a minute into the interview, the conversation started addressing real-life issues — after J. Cruz played an old clip of Nipsey advising fellow listeners to “invest in assets.”
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If you recall, during that clip, Nipsey was saying that — while jewelry and flossing looks good — you’re only losing value if that’s your only focus.
**That particular clip is at the end of the article.
The California rapper mentions that the clip was from a hip hop summit at the University of Southern California (USC), circa 2005/2006.
“I was a kid, Bro. I was young…It was just like a summit Russell Simmons used to throw every year. I was excited to be invited…I be tripping when I see it [the clip], trending on my Instagram and my Twitter.”
According to J. Cruz, everything Nipsey was talking about during his early years, he’s actually doing them today.
He’s even opening a flagship store. “The Marathon.”
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“That was our vision from ‘jump’,” explains the rapper.
“We were a little mature, just from what we went through before rap. We had experienced a little bit of ‘life’, to where we had dealt with reality and had to mature as a man kinda early.”
According to Nipsey, he didn’t have mentors to look up to in his family — no one “established,” he mentions.
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He says his dad came from Africa and mom side of the family grew up enduring “regular struggle” in Los Angeles.
“Being a young boy, and growing up not seeing a structure set up, no business you can go into when you get out of high school, no college graduates in your family…now that I really think about what motivated us to get out here, [it] was just setting something up and getting established. Being that 1st generation boy that was going to turn into a man and, you know, trying to figure out what to do.”
“The 1st generation puts things on their back so that the 2nd generation doesn’t have to,” Nipsey expresses.
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If you’re interested in the full interview, it’s located below.
Likewise, here’s the goldie oldie clip from Nipsey Hussle, earlier in the show.
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