Los Angeles, California native Nipsey Hussle, who collaborated with Snoop Dogg (n/k/a Snoop Lion) and Game, has now joined together with Northern California rapper Blanco in order to create their collaboration album, Raw.
“[Nipsey Hussle] is a phenomenal rapper,” said Blanco in a press statement, when the album was initially released. “He’s a step above me, but I took that as a challenge and I think he saw that.”
Blanco, while the frontman and co-founder of Guerrilla Entertainment, has worked with artists Gucci Mane, Redman, Freeway and Freddie Gibbs and completed projects with Araab Muzik, The Jacka and Yukmouth.
Previously, Nipsey, a former Epic Records artist, was chosen as one of XXL’s 2010 Freshman.
“I flew him out here and showed him a little bit about my lifestyle,” Blanco shared. “Then we kicked it and did music together. I think it challenged him to even go a step further.”
The 14-track album features artists Dorrough, Messy Marv, Mistah FAB, Lucky Luciano and more.
Complex re-released Blanco & Nipsey Hussle collaboration album, produced by Cookin’ Soul, for free stream and download.
“Raw” tracklist and cover art are as follows:
01. Girl Scout Cookies ft. Dorrough
02. Nade ft. Messy Marv
03. LA Confidential ft. YG
04. Bubblegum ft. Husulah
05. AK 47 ft. Mistah FAB
06. Platinum Kush
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