Nipsey Hussle Makes $100,000 Off "Crenshaw" At $100 Per Copy

Nipsey Hussle says he made $100,000 off "Crenshaw."

Nipsey Hussle, who made his "Crenshaw" project available today (October 8) for $100, says he made $100,000 off the release, which he also made available for free

Nipsey sold hard copies of the collection at a pop-up shop in Los Angeles, California, signing discs for fans who lined up outside of the location. The rapper also sold Crenshaw-inspired merchandise including T-shirts and sweaters at the event. 

Hussle spoke about this effort on Twitter, saying that he made $100,000 off the release. 


Hussle also announced that additional hard copies of the project are set to be available in Los Angeles, California.  

Additionally, Hussle announced an upcoming Crenshaw tour, though no dates have been provided. The announcement came via Instagram. The post can be viewed below.

Hussle's mixtape is available for streaming through HipHopDX, via datpiff.com. It can also be streamed below. 

RELATED: Nipsey Hussle "Crenshaw" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklisting, Stream

108 Comments

  • wdwd

    Tupac was against having the government raise the kids. He said this. When he was growing up he was basically indoctrinated into Communism. Communism/Marxism is all about having the government raise the kids.The media, and the government schools essentially do "raise the kids." I think that Tupac realized this later. That might be why he was killed. He was killed as a public spectacle like Kennedy. This has happened to other famous people who started opposing the power structure. I think that he realized how brainwashed he, and other people have been. Unfortunately, using the name "Illuminati" for a system that can be shown to exist simply associates valid research with wild conspiracy theories. This marginalizes any information which might make people start thinking. Thinking about the high-level control structure is the last thing that the elite who manipulate, and use the media, and the state want. Any form of state collectivism can benefit the controlling elite.

  • Anonymous

    only cause jay-z bought them all

  • Anonymous

    Nipsey made his fans who bought the $100 left over album look stupid

  • D-Block

    i said earlier I bought the Deluxe eition of pusha t MNIMN at massappeal for 50 bucks but it came with fear of god 2 cd a t-shirt n other shit all signed so it wasn't too bad tho I was drunk when I ordered it .It sold out the 500 copies they had quick money I guess But 100 for a mixtape on datpiff is a joke don't matter how much cash u got

  • Pill Clinton

    This nigga one of the ugliest in the game, fam.

  • killer. literally.

    this nigga disrespected anybody who paid a $100 for this... album throw aways? days ago he said it was to help support a revolution. his loyal fans paid that out of loyalty for his movement. then he turns around and stunts on em... lmao hella foul

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-KjVLS6Uk

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqHliQijgvA

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhkB95J5c9s

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QNb_pmed_0

  • Anonymous

    I'm gonna need proof that he sold 1000 copies. Him saying he did isn't enough evidence. Shit, I sold 500,000 copies of my mixtape yesterday. Write an article about it tomorrow, HHDX.

  • tgyhujki

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwUK9HFZeyY

  • TRE

    i like nipsey but this was terrible. feel bad for anyone that paid for it

  • rideonemjixxer

    Too funny. He basically admitted to hustling people. first hes quoted saying that hes making what his core fans wanna hear. Then in this article he says that they were throw away songs. Hustled! lol. good for him, bad for the idiots that bought it.

    • Anonymous

      That's usually what mixtapes are for major label artists: throwaway tracks. Why not put value back into your art?

  • Anonymous

    shit I aint paying no 100

  • Juru

    I cant even front..I was one of the ones saying this was a dumb idea. Shit was successful though. Cant be mad at that...Respect.

  • jasonnn

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/oL1nvH71QDs/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    1000 people didn't buy that shit. lying ass

  • 666

    http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk/.a/6a00d8341c2f0953ef012876b3315b970c-500wi

  • Anonymous

    Look at them.... making any and every excuse, just cannot believe the man got love like that. Y'all some sad individuals, for real.

  • Dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for YMCMB, I have confirmed that Nipsey Hussle will sign with Cash Money. Nipsey will continue to work tirelessly on his debut album which is slated to drop September 2, 3019, a century from now. We only want the best from Mr Hussle, which is why we will be taking a 99% - 100% manager's fee from the sales of the album. Lastly, we want him to take as much time as he needs on this records, so he won't be bored. In the meantime, Nipsey will be carrying weed for Lil Wayne. Once again, we welcome Mr Hussle to the greatest label on earth. YMCMB!

  • Trolly

    "well if they said it on twitter, then it must be true"

  • Trolly

    Wow, some of you cats think he really made a 100k huh? Do you believe in the easter bunny too. Because rappers never lie... dummies

  • SoSoch

    What's up with this generation? Tellin Uncle Sam how much he made off hand to hand sales Basically flippin off people who love him and bought the LP by saying these are "throw aways aka garbage" just to shit on haters

    • Anonymous

      Or he has an established fanbase who bought into his brand by investing in his merchandise. People stuck, he sold an event, not just a mixtape for $100.

    • Conscious

      Matter or perspective I guess. Seems more like he's saying he sold his hard-copies whilst having the same album out for free online while most dummies are giving away cd's instead of selling them to make money with their music.

  • Anonymouswriter

    Shout out to this nigga. I aint think he could do it. Im eating my words like a bitch ass nigga. Congrats Nipsey keep doing your thing homie.

  • Anonymous

    LOOK AT ALL THE IRRELEVANT CRAB IN THE BUCKETS CRYING AND HATING... LMAO! YA BROKE! A HUNDRED AIN'T NOTHING! YOU LAMES CAN'T EVEN AFFORD $10 FOR AN ALBUM AND NOW YOU MAD THAT PEOPLE WITH BREAD AIN'T LEACHES LIKE YOU! HAHAHAHA! GIVE THAT MAN HIS PROPS AND STOP BEING A SOUR CRAB! YOU MAD! LOL

  • polo hova

    This niggas life ain't worth 100 thousand.

  • Anonymous

    Black people be like.... Oh a black man making money, let me defend his honor from anonymous internet commenters.

  • Anonymous

    I like the part where he mocks his fans for paying for throwaways. Those people were dumb as fuck to begin with.

  • yommy

    On that song with ross he says a couple of times a nigga almost got popped by ross, seems to be referring to himself, not sure, interesting one, ross is OG.

  • Anonymous

    Laoal at all the hate this man is getting for being a Hustler like his name implies. I don't mine investing in my favorite artists even if it means buying a painting that costs $1000 or investing money in a Kickstarter ro help my favorite director fund a movie. Art is priceless and some artists are worth investing in.

    • Anonymous

      that aint investing investing is when you hope to gain the money back what are u gunna do with his mixtape dipshit?

  • Los Angeles Rob

    Jus got mine. Only thing I hate is that there was a crowd there and I drove all the way from Glendora. Mixtape was dope tho. can't wait 4 album.

  • Anonymous

    Dunno why so many people are catching feelings about a dude making legitimate money off of a mixtape that his fans were willing to pay 100 bucks for. And you get to go to a private concert too?? Not a bad deal in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      anybody who thinks a screen printed hoody is worth anywhere near 50 bucks is a moron!!!

    • Anonymous

      ^^And that hoody is probably 50-60 bucks on its own. Seems worth it if you ask me.

    • Anonymous

      you also get a signed copy of the album and a free crenshaw hoodie at the slauson store with your receipt on top of the concert ticket...props to nipsey n his team that was a real smart move

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Drake & him would ever hook up, I mean, I knw Drizzy is dating Manziel & everything, but they could be something good together.

  • Anonymous

    That's a lyric he is quoting stupid ass DX fucks

  • dagalv

    Sounds like a publicity stunt. $100 a copy made hip hop news real quick. And saying the sales were successful, that's like icing on a cake.

  • Rory

    My homegirl drove up to LA (I'm in San Diego) yesterday evening to go pick her copy up. She bought it online. You paid 100 bucks, get the mixtape, take pics, the mixtapes are individually NUMBERED and SIGNED, and .. I didn't know about the concert tickets. I'm no nipsey fan, but pretty cool I knew this story would hit the net today. He really did pull $100k.

    • Rory

      That's a good question.. like I said, I'm no Nipsey fan (I like a verse or two from a Curren$y track I heard, and I like Young Scooter and he's constantly shouting Nipsey out so I'll give him a fair shot) You don't buy vinyls numbered and signed by the artist in person, you guys do know Nipsey was present, right?? Lol I wouldn't shell out a Franklin to see this nigga, but.. that's what happened! 1,000 people did it!

    • Anonymous

      lol individually numbered and signed? i buy vinyls like that all the time and they cost regular price why the fuck would anyone want a picture with this herb?

    • Anonymous

      People saying that he didn't make 100k are just hating for no reason.

  • An

    Spent all they food stamp money now niggaz is gonna starve..he ain't sell no 100 cd maybe he got a k but not a hundred of them

  • Anonymous

    cmon guys hes just living up to his name, he'll even "hussle" his own fans by charging more than 5 times what a retail albums costs for his throwaway songs. shit even if it came with a concert ticket that cant be worth more than 20 bucks!!

  • DRAKE

    how long you been on your label, you come out of a storybook, this nigga is a fable/ put your money on the table, we could both battle on cable/ i'm drinking out a styrofoam grammy, been ages since I lived with my mammy/ they call you hussle, but where's your muscle? you still live with your family/ I'm cuddling with my pet moose and sipping syrup, cali and canada ain't far, you still ain't near us/ fuck you and fuck slauson, got on my thinking cap like this here's a new era/ real niggas don't pay franklins for albums, they burn it & listen to the outcome/ I bet money that his fam and friends got him that hundred thousand/

    • WaitWhut

      You gonna battle on cable using Jadakiss' lines from Fat Joe's John Blaze joint with Pun, Nas and Raekwon tho?

    • Anonymous

      yeah they probably spent his own money on that shit too!!! LMAO but at least he'll probably give it back to his family and friends!

  • Whatever you say bruh

    Rappers lie all the time man. Im not saying some people didnt pay for that, but that estimate he just made is a fucking lie. David Banner asked people to donate 1 dollar for his mixtape and how many people did that? Lol exactly. And Nipsey is irrelevant not like hes on fire in these streets so add that to the pot.

  • Anonymous

    He just admitted he sold an album consisting of throwaway tracks for $100 lmao. No way he sold 1k of these already.

    • p89pop

      ^^The way you bitchin about how another man gets ho's money is some fuck boy shit. Real talk.

    • Anonymous

      i feel bad for anyone who paid that. the way he braggin about making 100k off throwaway tracks by overcharging like 90% is some fuck boy shit

  • tmc

    The $100 mixtape came with concert tickets....

    • Anonymous

      so what. a nipsey hussle concert should cost no more than $30 and a fucking retail album dont cost more than $15 so i cant see how his throwaway album tracks and a concert ticket can be worth anything close to $100. $40 woulda been pushing it.

  • Truth

    Thats what these outsiders dont comprehend. Art's value is not determined by a label who did nothing to produce. Kick these tall israeli execs out!!! F the middle man. We dont need you. We'll support our artist because he keeps it 100. Not feeding you the record label crap. We taking OUR culture back because yall dont know how to act. They weren't duped or tricked. They were/are/will be proud to pay. PROUD TO PAY. Think about it.

    • dagalv

      You talk as if all black people bought that shit and non-blacks are the only ones complaining. An art is about expressing yourself and his art isn't that hot. For $100, i'd rather give it to some of the producers on the mixtape rather than for his mediocre lyrics.

    • Anonymous

      you know this nigga would sign a record deal with them white suits in a hearbeat

  • Anonymous

    dope that it worked out

  • Yoruba nigga

    ole ni bobo nipsey hustle yi

  • Anonymous

    people are really stupid sometimes,anybody that paid 100 for this album is crazy as hell,i can see if it was a 2Pac or Biggie unrelease music collective items

  • crazy

    Can somebody say money laundering?

    • Anonymous

      CAN SOMEBODY SAY YOU A FUCKING DRY SNITCH! YOU MAD AS HELL RIGHT NOW! YOUR HOMIES BETTER GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM YOU BECAUSE AS SOON AS THEY COME UP IT'S OBVIOUS YOU CRAN ASS IS GOING TO SNITCH!

  • ghost

    I aint mad at him, im bout to get that bitch for free tho.

  • C

    ...Nipsey announced from the start that the mixtape was officially going to be on datpiff for free. ahahah my first time posting a comment and its to defend my favorite rapper. gotta say though this site full of haters.

  • Anonymous

    "Who gives a fucc what a hater gotta say...I made a hunnit k today of my album throw away's. " now im really happy i didnt buy that trash. nigga bragging about rippin off his fans with his throwaway tracks

  • ??

    WTF? so he was gonna release it free anyway? Poor fans lol

  • Anonymous

    Nipsey Hussle's buzz has become huge in the last 2 weeks i am thinking he has signed a deal because getting this much buzz over a mixtape is silly. Even RR are on his dick maybe thats the big mmg announcement tomorrow.

  • d-block all day

    I bought the Deluxe dition of pusha t MNIMN at massappeal for 50 bucks but it came with fear of god 2 cd a t-shirt n other shit all signed so it wasn't too bad tho I was drunk when I ordered it ha it sold out the 500 copies they had quick money

    • Anonymous

      STACKSONATRACK YOU SOUND LIKE A BUM ASS LEACH! YOU CRABS IN THE BUCKET KILL ME! LET ME GUESS, YOU'RE A RAPPER THAT RAPS ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU'RE GETTING IT BUT THEN COME ON A SITE TO HATE BECAUSE YOU'RE REALLY NOT GETTING IT! SMFH! LOL

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

      I paid $60 for Ghostface Killah's 12 Reason to Die collectors box that came with 2LP of the album, 2 LP instrumentals, Cd, cd instrumentals, brown cassette tape, poster, t-shirt and comic book, but i never got a fucking thing from SCAM TEMPLE MUSIC!! Like BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC on Facebook and spread the word about these crooks, FUCK RZA

    • StackzonThaTrack

      I Feel sorry for you , I would pay $50 for Pusha's trash ass to stop rapping worst in good family.

  • R

    BULLSHIT. And he made it available for free too!? Talk bout slapping ur fans in the face, they deserve it tho if they dumb enough to pay 100 in the first place tho. N y he sayin 'hunnit' haha fool ass

    • Anonymous

      DAMN YOU'RE MAD! LMFAO ANOTHER CRAB IN THE BUCKET HATING ON THE NEXT MAN TRYING TO CALL HIS FANS STUPID BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT! SMFH!

    • Anonymous

      $50 box editions usually come with something more than a fucking mixtape

    • Anonymous

      Why is it BS, because you can't comprehend it? I mean, rappers sell $50 box editions with merchandise, you still can't understand? You so far from reality you think all his fans are broke hoodrat free downloaders? A real man would congratulate him, a pussy will deny and backtrack and make excuses. Guess which one you are?

  • Anonymous

    thats creative shit...good for him

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