— With his debut album set to drop this Friday, Nipsey Hussle releases a long overdue collaboration with fellow South Central MC, Kendrick Lamar, titled “Dedication”.
Dedication is something that both Nipsey Hussle and Kendrick Lamar have plenty of and have exhibited time and time again. With both artists coming from largely similar backgrounds and having uniquely authentic approaches to their brands, “Dedication” is the perfect meeting of the minds.
Nipsey Hussleopens up with a vivid narrative of what dedication is to him over classic DJ Quik-inspiredinstrumentals. Kendrick Lamarthen comes through and provides a different take on the same subject—even giving props to Nip for his constant talks about “flourishing from the streets to black businesses”.
Overall, the “Dedication”is an instant West Coast classic and salute to the hustle—something that Nipsey and K.Dot know all too well.
– Can you believe that it’s been a whole six years since Kendrick Lamar released his classic debut studio album, Section.80?
They say that time flies when you’re having fun and that’s absolutely true in this case. K-Dot has taken us on quite the ride since his “HiiiPoWeR”days. Nonetheless, Section.80 is still relevant, engaging, prophetic, and an all-around masterpiece. This should give you a sense of how far ahead of his time Kendrick has always been.
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Check out the full album below. If you’re in any way new to Section.80, you are in for a hell of a treat. I strongly suggest that you listen to the entire album in depth. However, if you can’t for any reason, be especially sure to check out “HiiiPoWeR”, “ADHD”, “Spiteful Chant”, “Blow My High”, and the infamous “Rigamortus”.