Nipsey Hussle ville göra nyversion av dead prez-albumet “Let’s Get Free”


M-1: “…we were in the same space.”

 

 

Det talas alldeles för lite om stic.man och M-1 från den ikoniska gruppen dead prez. Men, nu kommer både roliga och lite sorgliga nyheter efter att duon besökt podcasten “Juan EP Is Dead” och pratat med värdarna Peter Rosenberg och Cipha om deras monumentala singel “Hip-Hop (It’s Bigger Than)” samt deras klassiska debutalbum “Let’s Get Free” från 2000.

 

Under pratstunden avslöjade stic.man bland annat att Nipsey Hussle ville göra om albumet med deras välsignelse.

 

“I had a conversation with Nipsey Hussle before he passed, maybe a year ago, actually a little bit before that. He had just solidified his deal with Atlantic Records. I had met him before through a friend Zayd Malik. We got on a jet and had a talk, and he told me about what he had been trying to do up until that point as an independent artist, and how he wanted his situation to be with Atlantic, he had made certain personal goals so he could partner with them”, berättar stic drygt 26 minuter in i samtalet.

 

“He wanted to talk to me about his three album mission, which was to do Victory Lap, another album, and then his third one, which was his last final one he would owe Atlantic, and call it The Spook Who Sat by the Door and he told me he wanted to redo Let’s Get Free and wanted our permission. Right, to sample and redo it for what he called ‘his generation’ with all of the admiration he had for that record. We just had a heart-to-heart, back and forth, but obviously we didn’t get to go there. But I wanted to talk about the type of heart Nip had and where he was coming from, as it relates to that.”

 

M-1 berätta sedan hur han kände när han nåddes av nyheten att Nipsey mördats.

 

“It hit me hard man, the day he got shot, I had just landed in Cali for a boxing film I was a part of. As soon as I landed, it was blowing up on the phone. Where Nip was going with it man, is definitely in a lot of ways, tribally speaking, we were in the same space.”

 

Tidigare denna månad bjöd Nipseys team på en jubileumsversion av mixtapet “The Marathon” i samband med att det fyllde tio år. I takt med att tvåårsjubileumet av rapparens död också närmar sig kan vi hoppas på att den postuma uppföljaren till “Victory Lap” också är på gång. Ett album som utlovats av kollegan och vännen J Stone, men som inte verkar bli det ovannämnda dead prez-inspirerade albumet. Det hade nog blivit något riktigt speciellt.

 

Hur som helst, lyssna på avsnittet och återupplev “Let’s Get Free” nedan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Jimmy Fontaine

 

 



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