Nipsey Hussle Talks Leaving Epic Records, Dissing "Detox"

Exclusive: In anticipation of today's release of The Marathon, Nip explained to DX why he's back on his indie grind, and why it's "muthafuck a 'Detox.'"

After one signs up to become a member of DXNext alum Nipsey Hussle’s recently launched IHussle.com a welcome email is received which includes a declarative statement, inspired by Neighborhood Nip’s newest mixtape offering, that reads in part, “The Marathon is all about the work before the celebration, the test of endurance that separates the winners from the rest.”

The Marathon (which becomes available for free download at the aforementioned IHussle.com beginning today, December 21st, at 3 p.m. eastern standard time) is Nipsey Hussle’s declaration of independence from the confines of the traditional music biz that forced him to endure over two years worth of delayed celebration for the still-pending release of his formal debut, South Central State of Mind.

On Monday, (December 20th), Nipsey’s new publicity team, Hoopla Media Group, arranged for one of the west coast’s most exciting new artists to break down his breaking of ties with major label home Epic Records to resume his independent hustle via All Money In Records. During his discussion with DX, Nip also revealed if he was, as it seems, taking a daring shot aimed at the head of one of his west coast forefathers, Dr. Dre, on the first leaked joint from The Marathon.        

HipHopDX: I don’t wanna start off on a rugged note, but I gotta ask about the line from “Mr. Untouchable” : “High ‘til we die, so it’s muthafuck a Detox.” I just need to find out if that was intended to be a shot or not?     

Nipsey Hussle: I mean, it ain’t a shot, ‘cause it doesn’t [say] fuck [Dr.] Dre. But, you know, “High ‘til we die, so it’s muthafuck a Detox.” …It ain’t nothin’ personal to Dre, it ain’t nothin’ personal against Detox, it’s just I’m on this All Money In shit… Niggas take it how they take it. I’m out here in these streets. I’m in L.A. I don’t see none of them [people] in L.A. I’m a real one out here. I don’t know about none of them other niggas… Like I said, it ain’t no direct fuck Dre [because if it was] then I woulda said fuck Dre. It was just me speaking my mind at that moment.  

Basically I’m on some if I can’t get money wit’chu, it’s fuck you. It ain’t nothin’ personal. I ain’t never really reached out to Dre, or Dre ain’t never really reached out to me, so it ain’t a shot against him, it’s just, my focus is on what I’m doing now. I’m basically in a mindset of like, either you with me or you against me type shit. So, the niggas that’s with me, they on the right side, anybody else [is] in the line of fire. And when I shoot I’ma knock heads off.

DX: Now, the most important question I have for you: Why didn’t “Feelin’ Myself” become a #1 smash this fall like it should have?

Nipsey Hussle: Aw man, I mean, I can’t really answer that one. When I make records I do it from a creative standpoint, and then once the record’s done we look at it from a business standpoint. The record, when we created it, it was intended to be a record that was a little lighthearted, was a little more aimed at the club, was a little more aimed at radio – obviously without stepping outside the context of my story. But, it’s really based on the consumers. If people take to a record, they gon’ empower the record and it’s gonna become a #1. So I guess the people didn’t fully take to that and it didn’t get to the level that we hoped it got to. But, it’s ups and downs in the game. Niggas ain’t butt-hurt about it. We take the highs with the lows.

DX: Do you feel like the label owes any responsibility to what happened?

Nipsey Hussle: I mean, it would be easy for me to say that. And I feel like that’s an easy cop out to blame it on the label. At the end of the day the label can’t stop a hit record. It went to radio, it got research done on it at radio, and it didn’t come back top ten researched. It didn’t come back as a record that my home [Los Angeles] station, Power 106, could really run with as one of their records. So, it did what it did. I toured off the record, people love it when I do shows and all that, and it’s a solid record for my catalog. But, if it wasn’t the one that was gon’ put me on top of [the] Billboard [charts] then like I said, we roll with the punches, it is what it is.

DX: I only asked about the label – their responsibility, or if they had any – because recently I spoke to legendary left coast producer Mike Mosley, and I guess he was choppin’ it up with you at the time, and he let it leak that you were about to go back to being independent.    

Nipsey Hussle: Honestly, I was always independent before I signed to Epic [Records]. The way that Epic heard about me was thru our movement as All Money In: what we was doing in L.A. as far as mixtapes…as far as the touring we was doing just in our region. So when we got with Epic it was kinda like we started working together. But, just to keep it completely 100, I’m in the process of negotiating my release right now. And we just gonna go back to doing what we been doing, as far as an independent company and serving our region. But it wasn’t really no big fallout with the label or nothin’ like that, it’s just Epic went through internal changes: they fired the president, Amanda Ghost, [after] actually becoming a subsidiary of Columbia [Records]. Half of they staff is gonna be laid off or fired. And the original staff that brought me in the building, that shared the original vision of really what Nipsey Hussle was, they’re all gone. So, being fair, it ain’t really nobody in particular that we can point the blame on, it just kinda was like a [dissolving] of the core team that started on the project. So it serves both interests for us to just go back to what we was doing originally. I’ma walk away with all my masters; I’ma walk away unobligated, with my brand built. And it’s all love and respect for everybody at Epic. We took a chance together. It was a lot of money spent, a lot of success together, and it’s no hard feelings.

DX: You got a distribution situation lined up for South Central State of Mind?

Nipsey Hussle: Actually, we weighing the options right now. We got a lot of offers for it. But I’m just trying to really come up with the best idea of how I wanna do it. I was entertaining new original ways to distribute music, kinda like in the sense of what Prince did with one of his projects he put out in [2007]. It was called Planet Earth, and what he did was he distributed it through a magazine in Europe who had a subscription base of like 1.5 million. This a new era, and I think it was a paradigm shift in how people receive content recently. So I’ma gamble on that paradigm shift and I’ma try something original. And I don’t wanna go in to too much detail, but it’ll be something along the lines of what Prince did with his album…   

DX: Do you know yet if the album will be the same tracklisting that Complex previewed back in September

Nipsey Hussle: Complex, they made a premature review. They asked me to come play music for ‘em, and I told ‘em that [South Central State of Mind] wasn’t ready yet [but] I would play music ‘cause I had a relationship with the editors. Our thing was that they weren’t gonna review it, [that] I was just gonna play it for ‘em. So the records that they reviewed, it was kinda poor. And it wasn’t really the final album, so they kinda wrote unfavorably. They got the right to say what they wanna say, but it wasn’t the official offering. By the time the real project, South Central State of Mind, come out it’s gonna be new records. A couple of the records that they wrote about is gon’ still be on there, but for the most part it’ll be a completely new playlist.

DX: “Keys To The City” you still gonna make that a single [and] like shoot a video and all that…? 

Nipsey Hussle: Yeah, we working on the video now. We just [completed] the treatment for it recently, and I’m just trying to get the right director behind it. We gonna do that independent, like we did “Hussle In The House” and a couple other records that was some of the records that really attached people to what we do. I [started] a website recently called IHussle.com, and that’s gon’ be my outlet for all of my content. We gonna debut The Marathon project tomorrow, and then we gon’ follow-up with videos to support the records on the website. [Also], we developing an application that’s for the iPad, for the Android system and for the iPhone system, where people can receive my content directly thru they media devices – whether it’s the iPad [or] Apple TV. It’s all these new outlets that companies are creating and that people are taking to. I’m tailor-making my content, and the delivery of my content, for that. I’m in the mentality like, Fuck a middleman. I kinda stepped into the game with that mentality but being a part of a major label I thought I’d go the traditional route. But like I said, it was such a shift recently with how people receive content that I’ma be one of the pioneers as far as Hip Hop artists with delivering my shit directly to the people. I’m not going to radio with it. If radio choose to support the record, that’s great. But I’m bringing it to where people actually receive the content nowadays, which is they phones, the Internet and the [other] media devices.       

DX: I’m just gonna say on the record, if Power 106 don’t play “Keys To The City,” something is wrong with them.

Nipsey Hussle: I’ve learned something about Power 106 recently: they’re not a Hip Hop station, they’re a Top 40 Rhythmic station. And it’s kinda because of the market of L.A. The demographic out here, it’s changing.

DX: Let me switch gears here real quick, I wanted to ask you about something you spit on “The Hussle Way” [from Bullets Ain’t Got No Names Vol. 3]: “When bangin’ is your religion it’s like a sin not to.” I just wanted to ask, does there gotta be bangin’ on wax though? Reality is reality and a rapper can’t change that, but does there have to be so much life given to death in the music?

Nipsey Hussle: As far as expression, you don’t really take that into consideration. I don’t take a moral responsibility no further than when a film studio does when they produce Die Hard or when they make Menace II Society, or when Paramount makes Belly. I don’t feel I should be held any more responsible than they do. But, if you extract a line from a song it’ll be out of context. [And] if you listen to the whole record, there’s a message. And me personally, I speak to the people. I don’t speak to the critics… I speak to the people, and my music impacts people in a positive way – [people] that are going through what I been thru and that understand this mentality. For everybody else, it’s really not for them. They could have they opinion about it, but I don’t take it into consideration.

So to answer the question, as far as speaking life to death, I say [in the song], “Now who gon’ go for him? / Probably be the same crew / When bangin’ is your religion it’s like a sin not to / A lot of niggas ain’t cut from that same cloth / Them I give ‘em space, gotta play it safe / ’Cause hard niggas turn holy when they catch a case / I still bark, real talk, I a never fake.” So that’s talking to the…half-a-million-some-odd active gang members in L.A. It’s not talking to the Rap critics, it’s not talking to the Hip Hop lovers, it’s talking to the Nipsey Hussle’s before the Rap. I understand that emotion. It’s a true emotion, [and] a person that ain’t been through that could never understand that emotion ‘cause they haven’t been through it, and they’re not supposed to. It’s not they reality. Like when Rihanna talk about her experience with Chris Brown, we don’t have no context [to understand her emotions]. That’s her experience. It’s her truth. Or if Drake talk about his experience with Rihanna, that’s his truth. And our opinion of it is our opinion of it. But it was put in his music, and it was put in her music, because it’s they understanding of their truth. And it’s a true emotion. Mine just happens to be gangbangin’. I’m from Rollin’ 60 [Crips neighborhood]. I come from Crenshaw and Slauson, and there’s no way around that. So, it ain’t a financial pursuit, it’s not a [thing where] I’m trying to be critically acclaimed, it ain’t none of that. It’s me speaking on true emotions in my music as an expression and as an outlet. I’m out here. I see the impact I have on these people. I see these kids from Hoover [Crips], and these kids from Eight Tray [Crips], that come up to me when they see me and salute me, and show me love like, “Nip, you inspire me. You one of us.” And how do they know that I’m one of them? Because I speak on true emotions in my music. So now when I’m on BET stages and they see somebody that’s not perpetuating an image – this is really who I am, this is really what I come from, but I’ve transcended this and I’ve become successful – that, my existence at this level, the fact I’m still standing speaks volumes to what I do and what we can all do. And I touch on that in my new music on The Marathon. [But] like I said, I don’t feel no moral obligation any further than any other people that create content and express true emotions.      

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86 Comments

  • Dude

    The way he answers these questions, Nip is mad intellectual dude.

  • truth

    dude is a snitch who rolls with police and informants

  • Anonymous

    Listening to his music is like reading a good book. leaves you feeling different and wanting more.

  • Anonymous

    yal some haten ass niggas i feel nip on all levels and what he speaks. how can you hate on a man that came from nothing but look at him now.

  • big pimpin

    all i gotta say is what the fuck is yall saying he is a sugar coated snoopdogg he sounds nothing like snoop dogg, that shit is wac, i dont know about dissing dre, i never cared, but point blank period stop hateing on him he go hard, and i bet you right now the blood is to tick to ever fail, and if you aint get it forget it, he just gotta stay real, with a t in front of it, and say fuck a itch, with a b in front of it, i remember seeing him in Frankfurt in 04, but he gotta work even harder, to serve both plates, smart moves, will guaranteeing success... peace

  • Jonel 'Shaq Deisel' Howard

    Hmm...interesting point of view. I don't really listen to Nipsey Hu$$le but I can feel what he's saying, not just about "eff a Detox" but about everything. It's not too far from cliche because a lot of rappers claim they're "In the Streets" and "Hustling to get the green" but do we know this for certain. I'm sure some of y'all probably seen them before they got popular but what about now?

  • stakz

    All you dumb mothafuckas hatin on nipsey are obviously ignorant this man has overcame alot of obstacles if his life and he is trying to make them positive people like me who come from this gang related background feel him and understand because we have been there i put nipsey up there with any hot emcee in the game right now he is very intelligent for a hood brotha read the interview you can tell he is not just the average wanna be! i bet you niggas listen to lil wayne all day everyday and that nigga is a fraud! where im from in california nigga you start banging at 10 or 11 years old! not 26 like wayne did! wayne was multiple videos with differnt color rags now all of a sudden he a blood! get the fuck outta here! nigga recognize real when you see it! you dumb asses are the reason hip hop is fucked up! and dre is a dumb ass if he doesnt put game kendrick nipsey dom kennedy jay rock and schoolboy q on detox!

  • B-Nasty

    This nigga is supa Buttox...stuck in '87 ass nigga. Da nigga skill doesn't go past 10th ave...keep gettin' punked ova there by ya big homie(s) while they eating da small change you making...Cobby sweeter anyway...

  • Anonymous

    Nippsey is mad cause Dre is fuccin with Kendrick Lamar instead of him..Nippsey is Cheap immattion of snoop..lol west-cost rappers with the acceptation of few are WHACK !!!Rappers in Detroit are going threw the same shit with EMINEM.its alot of ill Mcees in the D..

    • Anonymous

      Why is it that the hottest acts out of Detroit in the BLACKEST CITy IN AMERICA (89%) Eminim and Kid Rock????????????

  • Anonymous

    who cares. just another fake lame ass gangsta wannabe

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  • Aro

    I fucks with nips. But I fucks with this dude Bravo Zulu. This is the hottest mixtape out by Bravo Zulu http://www.datpiff.com/Bravo_Zulu_Shooting_Star.m152009.html

  • Keezie

    I just started listening to him after checking him in this flick called Wrath of Cain. I was sleeping on bruh. He does his thing on the mic.

  • daraaa

    nipsey disssin dre isnt goin to shift yourself more units this kind of coverage is all your lookin for

  • Nasty Mcphee

    He wasn't dissin' Dre. He just didn't want his first album to become the new "Detox" and have multiple release dates and take years to drop. That or he just wanna stay high hahaah

  • toxic87

    nipsey is lyrical and a good rapper but you can tell theres animosity over the fact he aint on detox at the same time every cali rapper cant just get on a dre track cause they from cali besides all that he can say what he want he knows not to cross that line with dre when the doc say its a wrap its a wrap so he can keep his little side comments but he wont ever directly say fuck dre he dont want that kind of drama props to you tho nips you a great emcee just watch that mouth bro

  • rangergrunt

    What the fuck why does he look like a fucking girl with a little chin stubble he must like his hair grabbed when he gives head

  • breed500

    I feel cuz words,we hold artists accountable for what they say but the same critisism doesn' t come into play when we go see movies or watch tv shows filled with random foolishness..we watch shows about serial killers and gold digging bitches,we celebrate women with that whore like behaviour but frown when a dude that actually lived it speaks on it..I understand,and rather listen to him speak on this shit than listen to some Fantasy Island ass dudes(and women)speak on shit they never lived..

  • Anonymous

    fuck yall nipsey is the shit. he wasnt dissing dre

  • mackone

    good interview real talk by nipsey .

  • JustBecause

    What is it with these stupid muthaf**** always talking bout how real they are and I'm from the ghetto type of corny sh*t! It aint cool to live in the ghetto let me be the first 2 tell ya! Anyone that is proud to live in the ghetto is super corny and I refuse to listen to they're wack music.. It's one thing to come from a bad place and try 2 make it out but not when you have a chance too and you dont! What kind of dumb sh*t is that?? So that makes you real all of a sudden? No that makes you real stupid... Dummy! And fu** DETOX? Man... This guy is on some MC Hammer dissing Jay z type of ish.. Your wack man, I'm not a fan anymore

  • SoulyTrack

    SoulyTrack New SINGLE !!! http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/en/play/s/42c8c34-138835/

  • problemz/problema

    Anyone else find it interesting that this dude has a mixtape coming out and all of a sudden its fuck detox..c'mon B..what another man eat don't make you shit..stop trying to build a buzz off a legend..went from XXL freshman 10 to dropped from a garbage label..snoop jr need to get his grind on and make serious songs as opposed to trying to get by on street cred..smfh

    • Anonymous

      EVERYBODY RIDIN DRE DICK ,HE'S ONE OF THE BEST, BUT I AINT FEELIN THAT KUSH SONG!IAM FROM LA GREW UP ON NWA ,TO ME HE NEEDS THE THESE YOUNG RAPPERS . NIPSEY IS ONE OF THE BEST TO COME FROM LA IN A LONG TIME AND HE DIDNT DIS DRE ,IF YOU DUM FUCKS LEARN TO READ???

    • NUTTY

      dre tried to geton by a city he aint even from cred duh atleast nipsey is from s.c.

  • West Coast Hip Hop = RIP:(

    @Anonymous.. Shut The Fuck Up you sherm stick smoking nigga! Nipsey holding the West??? How, When, Where, What Year was this in my nigga??? The nigga don't even have an "Official" album out in nobody stores dick juice drinker so how is he holding down anybody coast??? Where are his plaques... GOLD and PLATINUM AT if he holding down the West like you said? Do the world a favor and stay in your bike lane faggot..

  • Anonymous

    all you haters are fuckin' stupid.. Nipsey is fuckin' SICK.. he's the only one holdin' down the West Coast with gangsta rap right now.. Dre and Snoop have been out of the picture for years.. The Game held it down for a few years but where the fuck is he at now?. quit hatin' and respect Nipsey's Hu$$le.. but i guess if you're talented and make good music, there's always gonna be somebody that's jealous and wants to hate becuz they can't do the same shit..

  • nipseymuscle

    nipseys just speaking from the heart. i think thats a real dude and anyone elses opinion is theres..but i think if u read the end of this interview you can hear the realness in his words..if u cant that your own issue bro REAL recognize REAL...

  • Gucci G-Unot

    HAHA, this nigga sucks. He's whinning because nobody would sell his CD. if it's wack, why bother selling it. Projected first sells for this loser: 8,000. HAHAHAHA It's Gucci Time!

    • yeah right

      gucci time? are u serious? heres a 9 kill ur self! junkie

    • level

      Nipsey is the shit

    • It's Gucci Time

      To the Anonymous who dissed me... that's is the saddest thing I've seen on HHDX. I don't post on every article dumbass. Just the ones that are relevant or easy to prove that Internet Hip Hop fanboys be pissed off. Unlike you who bootleg all your shit, I bought my Gucci records. I'm not dumb, I don't write like a retard. It's Gucci Time PS- That's my sig dumbass

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up with Gucci Time already! Every fuckin article I go to, I see Gucci Time...It's annoying as hell man!

  • Anonymous

    respect if you support real hip hop check this out!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxEtfs36qpg

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    ahahaha, who does this guy think he is? I'ts good that you're feeling yourself Hipsey Notso, because nobody else is.

  • Anonymous

    "Now, the most important question I have for you: Why didn’t “Feelin’ Myself” become a #1 smash this fall like it should have?" ahahahahaha, his single was called "Feelin Myself"? ahahahahahahaha This Snoop Jr needs to slow his roll, he just mad because Dre don't wanna work with his wack ass.

  • MACCPAONE

    THIS MY LOCC IN REAL LIFE WHEN I SEE CUZZ IN THE HOOD I ALWAY'S SAID WHAT'S GOOD KEEP GRIND HK60D

  • young jay

    Wow. Lmao at ya'll getin all ass hurt because you think Nipsey dissed Dre. yes dre's a legend an yea kush is bangin, so. Obviously i like both of these cats. But I'm positive if nipsey dissed Dre he wouldn't deny it, it ain't hard to tell that Nipsey's a real dude an that's rare in the rap game these days so shout out to nip for dat. An i don't care what anybody says radio play or not nipsey is never hit or miss everything I heard from dude has been a hit. So as far as im concerned Dre's a legend nobody can take that from him, but I have to give Nipsey his props he has bangin records he seems like a real legit dude an what he speaks on his records is powerful in a lot of different ways. so yea i can easily say Nipsey is a young king of LA in the making, not to take nothin from dre, but he had his time. It's nip hussles time now there's still room for dre to make hit records, but damn let Nipsey get his shine on an do his thing to. That's all I'm sayin yo, 1.

  • Controverse

    i couldn't finish this dumb fucking interview. he sounds like an asshole!

  • Anonymous

    banks and nipsey get in the booth together its always been fire!!! get banks on sssm

  • Way Too Much Gangsta Music!

    I just aint feeling dude.., His flow, I give him 6 stars out of 10, at best. I think it's becuase he is trying to get fame off looking like Snoop... He even try and rap like Snoop. I respect the hustle and the music no doubt. But Nipsey Hustle is not the face of West Coast hip hop. Not in this lifetime, maybe the next one.. Nip sound like every other gang banger rapper from L.A. There is nothing unique about you, and you have no radio hits! Hip Hop is dead on the West Coast... When the hottest song from the west is "Teach You How To Doogie" all is lost. Nipsey, word of advice.. Get a haircut, no more long hair like a bitch ok? That shit been played, also quit clutchin' man purses and write better songs with tighter concepts.. Shit don't look good when you get dropped from a major label like how you Mistah Fab and Jay Rock did before dropping your first album.. They knew you garbage ass niggas would flop and not sell no records.. Nipsey please reinvent your image, work on your bars and flow everyday, and then holler back at them majors. They might give you another chance fam!

    • ohno

      haha i know u use to get picked on in school hahahahaaaaa you probably a soulja boy funboy

    • bones112NHC

      I HATE WEIRDOS LIKE U YOU EITHER WHITE NO DISRESPECT TO WHITE PEOPLE CUZ SOME OF THEM FEEL MY NIGGA U MIGHT JUST BE A BEVERLY HILL ASS DUDE U MIGHT BE A ENEMIGO WHAT THE CASE CUZZ REAL !!DO U NIP HOOD REAL NIGGAS RESPECT UR MOVEMENT!! E/S W/S ROLLIN 40'S TO DA 100'S

  • kfranco4@hotmail.com

    nipsey go hard no doubt and i likke how he be kkeepin it real i thinkk people really need to recognize his music more i thinkk his album is gonna do good and he'll suceed in his career and for dre man i heard some of the songs on detox aint really too good i thinkk we need some of that old ''the chronic'' dr dre cause songs likke under pressure aint that good i kkno he could do better

  • kennyken

    i'm gonna buy dre no matter what. i'm sure dre says i'm tipsey so fuck nipsey too. boss thug. on another note though, this is my first time listening to this dude and he sounds pretty good. so hey, we got 2 dudes that might have some kind of beef with each other but i'm sure dre will do his thing and doesn't give two fucks about this cat. but man however you do it, get your money. nipsey and dre.

  • TheInfamousAnonymous

    I like this dude and while everyone else gets paranoid bout what he meant or didn't mean I CAN chill and listen to some music. He aint put his album yet but he has alot of quality shit on his mixtapes, to me he is a really good artist.

  • Lot Of Haters

    You all act like dre has been putting out hot songs this entire time. GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE! Let's be 100% fuckin honest here, dre hasn't made any quality shit since 2001 dropped. That kush shit is about the best shit I've heard from him in yrs. Yeah, he's a legend, but the music dre is putting out right now is shit compared to nipsey. Yall are the one's who sound bitter as fuck.

    • casper21

      ya'll are hilarious. For one, have you not heard all the little bitches complaining saying they don't want some 2001 shit, they want something different, more progressive? If you want his old shit, buy his old albums and get the fuck off these blogs. Second, DRE's a producer, not really a rapper, yeah he can get behind the mic, but his work is first and foremost behind the boards, and if you really think he hasn't put out anything since 2001, your just beyond retarded. He produces for the whole industry, had work on a shitload of major records in the last 5 years, go do your homework. Nobody cares about dre behind the mic, cuz its all ghostwriten, all that matters is his production at this point.

    • Anonymous

      thats tru as fuckk thats real shit dre hasnt been puttin out shit it takke him likke 10 yrs later to makke a fuckkin album , and the songs aint even good likke under pressure or kkush aint even that good yea he a legend but it kkinda seem likke he sellin out a bit cuz his shit is startin sound not likke dr dre

    • Anonymous

      Doesnt matter what Dre has put out. He doesnt have to drop shit anymore for him to be considered a legend. Dude is talking out of his ass. Until Nipsey poo gets to Dres level, he should shut the fuck up. And nevermind Dre, dude should look out for the MC's that will be on Detox cause Im sure one of them will take that personal and come after nipsey poo hard.

  • bballslim42

    this nigga is average as fuck

  • Anonymous

    Man, fuck this dude!! Talking all kinds of madness and he hasnt even dropped a song that anyone can remember the name of...Acting hard doesnt get you anywhere..Why does everyone always associate "gangsta" rap as West Coast music? Shit, Blu will rap circles around this dude and hes a non "gangsta" West Coast MC who's dropped a classic...go cut your braids nigga. you look like a bitch and acting like one with all that shit coming out your mouth....And how are you gone mention Detox like that? yeah its not a diss, but that right there will end your career before it even starts...oh wait...EPIC already dropped you....FAIL!!!!!......sit down punk!...East L.A. till i die!!!

    • Anonymous

      man you a hater nipsey a fuckkin beast

    • Anonymous

      Yo Dana Diana or whatever your name is....Can you please rewrite that AFTER you complete your english 101 class....CUZ!!..stfu!! instead of checking out this website. You should be on "English for dummies" website. STEP YOUR VOCAB UP!

    • dana smith

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  • Rod

    Nipsey has given the opportunities but never executes. Power 106 plays his new music all the time, but the listeners never really respond to it. In today's music climate he's not gonna get spins or record sales, when radio sounds like a gay club with the techno.

    • Sickkles

      Like Nipsey said- it wasnt a diss towards Dre. I heard the track and honestly it didnt seem like a diss....even confused as to how it became a topic.To be Honest, I think Nipsey flows really nice and I am gald his ish is not getting played on the radio. They are on some gay techno rap shit, right now. Nipsey is the mayn, im feeling the track reality-- rite now by nips

  • Anonymous

    Stop attacking the nigga you punk hypocritical assholes!

  • S1R PHUNK

    Nip, these faggots is hating, you know they be bumping all your mixtapes. Stay up dawg. You are repping the west. F!@K all these Bi@#$.. stay on your grind homie.. "Getting money every day" When they talk about them, they talking bout a busta...lol

  • still best rite now!!

    Nipsey sounds bitter...lol In the end you cant blame nobody but yo self. he actin like he mad at the world.

  • Wheres West Coast Hip Hop?

    And many niggas in L.A. were like Nipsey is going to change the West Coast rap scene, lol... Not if you get dropped from Epic Records = Epic Fail.. For one you biting way too hard off Snoop's image.. And this Gangsta music, Nipsey aint flipping creatively how Snoop did back in the day. And now this Doberman looking ass cat is dissing Dr. Dre? You did the same thing Jay Rock did when he dissed Ice Cube. You dudes are not the future of West Coast hip hop music. On another note Nip, I can't take you serious when you clutching a man purse fam! Stay on the mixtape scene until you step ya bars up fam! Cut your hair to so you aint appearing like you trying to look like Snoop too.

    • Anonymous

      on the real if he wanted too i thinkk nipsey could change west coast rap and everybody be tripin off the way he lookk yall kkno damn well aint nobody trynna copy off snoop

  • Cuz-J

    This dude ain't a threat...HE acts like he owns the fuckin' West Coast or some shit...RFLMAO!!! Fuck outta here homie...Don't get mad,bitter, and jealous because Dre ain't reached out to your ass...You lookin' for Dr.Dre to come in and carry your ass like a fuckin' baby and teach you the game but you already actin' like you know how to get money in this rap game so why the fuck you need Dre for then? Dre ain't thinkin' about your raggedy Snoop Dog wannabe ass...Lmao!!! and it's funny you say that you out there in the streets and you don't see Dre or none of them niggaz...I dare your ass to say that shit to Suge Knight...Say Suge ain't out in the streets and I bet he'll show up with an entourage and will put your raggedy Snoop Dog wannabe ass in check like it's nothing...And you ain't leave Epic records...Epic records dropped your ass because they realized how much you're not a commodity to them...So stop frontin' like you left...You ain't doing shit for the West so get off your own dick and stop gettin' mad at Dr.Dre who's someone that's already been there and done that...If you was man enough, you would've reached out to him for some shit to go down...Shit you were already chillin' with Snoop Dog so don't act like you can't reach out to Dre...You a street nigga so you should already know how to do that...Street niggaz will reach out to you directly no matter what it takes...A street nigga is not gonna get on a record and diss a veteran like Dre out the blue for no damn reason and then turn around half ass and then say it's not a diss so now that only means you suspect homie...If you real G then go see Dre then if trying to get out there...G's don't do that corny shit what you just did so now you in questioning...

    • @TheSlausonBoyz

      "I dare your ass to say that shit to Suge Knight...Say Suge ain't out in the streets and I bet he'll show up with an entourage and will put your raggedy Snoop Dog wannabe ass in check like it's nothing..." Checc this out chump...Suge Knight pulls into that parkin lot on Slauson & Crenshaw in his Champagne colored Cadillac EXT on 26's QUITE often...and I can garuntee u that it was NEVER to put Nip or any of the otha homiez "in Checc"...TRUST ME...and if you researched who Nips "real" manager @BigU1 is...and his relationship to Suge...then u would kno exactly why... thats why you mad bloggin ass niggaz need to stay off these blogs and out these lil comment boxes speakin on shit u kno nothin about..especially street this shit and real Nayborz

    • Anonymous

      yall trippin bout dre wit that legend shit ofcourse he is and alot of shit that cuz-j said was tru but you heard dre's new shit off of detox im sorry to say but its garbage so yall trippin off dr dre ; but hold up yall trynna bring suge bitch ass in to this suge aint shit but a bitch suge aint real he a fuckkin fakke so yeaa he aint on no streets of LA nipsey hussle doin his thang tho so yall should respect cuz he one of the realest out

    • TWIST

      YOU NIGGAS ARE BUSTERS CUZ YALL ON CUZ SHIT TALKIN THAT BULL SHIT GET OFF CUZ SHIT NIGGAS YOU BITCH ASS NIGGAS MAD BE BANGED ON DRE GAY ASS CUZ FUCC DRE IM RIDEIN WITH YOU NIPSEY CUZ FUCC WUT THEM NIGGAS IS SAYIN FUCC DRE & HOO DONT LIKE IT CUZ 6X10 RSC 4 LIFE

    • HipHop Fan

      First of all, co-sign Cuz-J 100%. You said everything i was thinking my nigga. Big London, i don't expect you to full out grasp what the deal is with Nipsey being all the way across the pond. You want to support some coward that's just trying to get a buzz by talking shit about a true veteran in this game who's then trying to RECANT his initial statements??? Go ahead, just shows that you have the same level of integrity and Nipsey does.

    • Big London

      lol what kind of monkey talk is this i aint heard shit from dr dre in london and when i did the kush record sucked point blank i didnt download that shit record i download all nipsey mixtape vol 1 , 2 and 3 so he got my respect mother fuck a dum morther fucker like ur self you can go kiss dr dre shit music making 2010 ass and i'll ride with nipsey

  • blu

    mothafuck a nipsey hussle and a detox

  • jank mobb rep

    OFFXT0PP SALUTE NIP A REAL ONE OUT HERE IN THESE LA STREETS IM FROM A HOOD THAT DONT EVEN RIDE WITH THE 60'S BUT REAL NIGGAZ REC REAL AND WE FUCCZ WITH CUZZ HE SPIT SHIT IN A POSITIVE LIGHT IF U REALLY UNDERSTAND AND LIVE THIS LIFE STYLE ON RABBZ

    • eastcide vet

      jank mob aint school yard an u aint from 40's cuz and no hoods say gangster and what the fuc how somebody look matter 2 many homos nipsey from sixty's hood and it dont matter cuzzo from 1st 2 190 got ya cacc an all south central compton and watts soldiers got ya cacc and keep makin music for the gangbangers cuzz fuc all non affiliates nip and young bronoe from eastcide fudge need to do sumthin 2 fingaz and a thumb fa death doe! school yards are yank mob 17st and longwood aves and bacc streets

    • Mistachipz

      u got jank mobb in ya title but u put "on rabbz"? u from the school yard or the pbg?..nigga if you gon rep ya turf, rep it, stop with the coded shit...this westside rollin 40s right here, I aint gon say "on sportys", lol...and fucc a salute to nipp, real recognize real and cuzz seem a lil salty, and that explanation about the dre diss was beyond lame, that was the furthest thing from gangsta...Basically he's dissing dre because dre hasnt reached out to him to collaborate...Nipp come off as the kind of nigga that gets pumped up by the dudes around him, his muscles doesnt come from his actual strength, it comes from his affliation with the 60s..Dude would have his homies rat pacc u before he actually took the fair one, bet? Naw, I cant co sign nothin I just read, that shit wasnt gangsta...Being bitter never is....

  • Anonymous

    Another idiot rapper dissing somebody then saying it isnt a diss, not that anyone cares "Either you wit me or against me", nigga, you aint nobody, STFU until you get a record in stores, till then you just another mixtape, internet rapper with no room to talk

  • simeon

    ah man nipsey is for real. Go buy his shit whatever it is, he deserves it.

  • Anonymous

    Ignorance at its finest... Why don't he say that it wasn't a diss, that he was just playing with words? He trying to get a buzz with this half-assed line. Fuck outta here

    • Big London

      wHAT HE talking his mind fool.. he didnt diss dre he just making a point he aint waiting ... he explain that he took no shots

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