(2) it’s at least the second instance of boss-like behavior from Nipsey in the last month,

from SR_thePangloss – #NewRules, New Slaves, and the Hip Hop Machine on Rap Genius


The first being his enterprising effort to sell 1000 (freely available) mixtapes for $100. He was completely chastised by the mainstream Hip Hop community, and while I’d agree that it was over the top, I think people completely missed the point: Artists don’t need to chain themselves to major labels in order to make a good living, they need to grow a loyal fan base. (it worked, btw)

Nipsey Hussle: On Selling “Crenshaw” For $100

Also, check out this original Rap Genius write up about the whole situation:

The Curious Case of The Irrelevant Rapper

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