Nipsey Hussle had some big shoes to fill when stepping up to the mic with Funk Flex. After all, the last freestyle to get any attention on Flex's show—you know the one we mean—became one of the most talked-about songs of the year, rap or otherwise. So Nipsey had to show he meant business when he appeared on the same program to promote his new album Victory Lap.
And show he did, with a five-and-a-half minute rap over Nas and Lauryn Hill's "If I Ruled the World" that went from L.A. gang life straight to, as Jay Z (who Nipsey nods to during the rhyme) might put it, the "corporate offices-es." One moment, Nipsey is "on the phone with Forbes," and the next he's discussing "niggas dying every day, that's the price of war/Gang members spending thousands at the nicest stores."
He also shares his hopes that Victory Lap, which was released earlier this month, can provide both artistic and financial inspiration to his fans.
"This year I'm dropping my best music," he spits. "Hope you niggas get rich, then re-invest to it."
You can watch Nipsey spit his freestyle above.