Get to Know 'Victory Lap' Rapper Nipsey Hussle: Watch


Rapper Nipsey Hussle sat down with Billboard to share some fascinating information about himself as a part of the “You Should Know” video sequence, discussing how he acquired his stage identify, what music individuals may be shocked to listen to he loves and extra.

Hussle, who grew up in Los Angeles, tells Billboard that his first day job was shining footwear. He first began making music on the age of 13 and was impressed by “every part Death Row” together with Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound and Warren G. He additionally mentions that he drew inspiration from the likes of Outkast, JAY-Z, Nas and Juvenile.

The rapper reveals that the “Hussle” a part of his stage identify was given to him, explaining, “It was only a joke any person stated within the studio in the future trigger I got here in, had the weed, I had some hen for everyone. I feed the entire studio. Smoked all people out and I used to be the youngest within the crew…I determine myself as a hustler since I used to be a younger child. So, I felt prefer it made sense. It had slightly ring to it.”

Hussle additionally divulges that he loves the music “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls when requested which music he enjoys that folks can be shocked by. “I heard it when…it was on the City of Angels soundtrack a very long time in the past,” he says. “And I used to be like, rattling this report loopy. I wasn't an enormous fan of rock however simply the phrases and what was being stated and the sound of it. And I acquired into the Goo Goo Dolls after that. But that's one in every of my favourite information.”

As for why individuals ought to hearken to his music, Nipsey Hussle says that it’s as a result of his music is sincere. “I intend to encourage individuals with my story,” he shares. “Motivate younger folks that grew up like myself, and even not like myself. Just, you recognize, undergo the human expertise. I attempt to sprinkle slightly gems and jewels within the music that folks might use in their very own life."

You can watch the complete video above to study rather more about Nipsey Hussle.