I’ve wanted to do something to honor NIP (Nipsey Hussle) since his untimely passing. I just didn’t want to benefit off the death of a man that I respect & actually went to highschool with (Wuttup Hami Alumni). We actually both left highschool in the 10th grade. We both left home at 16 doin the wrong shit but with intent to pursue this music shit in the end. At the end of the day I make music with a passion & I wanted it to be more of a passion project than a clout grab. I’m really from LA. I used to ride through the city on the green line & the blue line (nervous nights at rosa parks station). Got jumped by VSL for wearing too much red. Got shot at by the LONGOS for being black. I survived the GREEN LIGHT times from the mexican mafia. LA Taught me how to be a man & survive anything, but still can’t compare to the type of man that Nip was. Honestly I just want to make you proud fam. I hope All Money In & TDE fucks with this & allows me to rock. I’m gonna monetize because I know NIP would want me to lol. I put my heart into this. I stay up for 10 hours working on it in the middle of the night non stop. 1 NOS & 2 Cups Of Coffee later.
Thank you to Maya Angelou for everything you’ve contributed to black life. Your poetry and presence saved this track. I just so happened to think of you because of the bars at the end of NIP’s verse and I swear it’s like you two were sitting on my shoulder with GOD himself directing me on how to finish this track.
Thank you Kendrick for being the greatest rapper alive. If I could work with you & Pusha T It would complete my musical journey.
I hope you guys enjoy
Sincerely – Epik The Dawn