Nipsey Hussle‘s last official release before his tragic passing was the single, “Racks In The Middle,” featuring Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy. Nipsey and Hit-Boy were already frequent collaborators by that point, concocting “Bullets Ain’t Got No Names,” “Thuggin,” “1 Hunnit A Show,” and more. “Racks” came out a bit over a month before Nipsey’s death and took off immediately. A month after we lost Nip, Hit-Boy spoke about the song’s creation in an interview with LA Leakers on Power 106. Super producer, Hit-Boy, initially intended for Nipsey to just contribute a verse to the song, which would appear on former’s compilation album. However, Nipsey ended up loving the beat so much that he asked to keep it for himself.
Hit-Boy shared that the recording process of the song was so emotional that both him and Nipsey cried in the studio. Today, Hit-Boy stumbled upon a texting conversation with Nip about the track following its release and all the emotions came rushing back. Hit-Boy messaged the Victory Lap rapper that they made a smash and the streets were reacting accordingly. Nip wholeheartedly agreed.