Nipsey Hussle Remembers When The Game Carried the West Coast on His Back
As Nipsey Hussle continues his press run in support of Victory Lap, he culminated his NYC run with a stop at Viceland's Desus & Mero. The 32-year-old touched on numerous topics throughout the gem-filled 12-minute conversation, including his respect for Kendrick Lamar, who assisted on "Dedication," love for TDE and meeting The Game as an aspiring rapper.
"You know what's crazy, me, Jay Rock, Kendrick, Ali and Top Dawg was all on tour with The Game for The LAX Tour. We did 52 cities in like 55 days and we was all opening for free. To see where it's gone from there to where we're at right now, I'm proud of everybody," says Nip.
"We all was in it to get to this level and continue to grow in this game. To see what [Kendrick's] doing and the whole TDE and what we're doing," the Crenshaw artist continued to reflect. "We all paid a lot of dues and put in blood, sweat, and tears."
Nipsey continued to be highly complimentary of The Game, crediting him as "the one" to carry the West coast after the fall of the Death Row empire. The Vector90 business partner even recalled meeting The Documentary artist as an aspiring rapper handing out mixtapes.
"I actually met The Game in my hood on Crenshaw and Slauson. I was outside on the block with 20 of my homies. I see the Range Rover and we all walked up to his car. I handed him my CD. On my daughter, he had a glock on his lap," the California native reminisced.
"I'm like 'I'm from the 60's this is my music check me out.' [Game] was like, 'I'm gonna do that, bro.' Game's always been open arms with me," he admitted.
Check out the Desus & Mero interview in its entirety below.
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