In the year since Nipsey Hussle's tragic death, there have been many questions surrounding the release of posthumous music. The rapper's longtime DJ recently confirmed there was "a ton" of Nipsey tracks in the vault, but could not say when—if ever—they would see the light of day.
"First of all, if any music ever comes out, it’s going to be with the blessing of Sam [Asghedom] (Nipsey’s brother) and the family," DJ VIP explained during a special installment of Revolt TV's Tour Tales. "So, at this point, that’s something they would have to answer. Right now, there’s a ton of Nipsey music that hasn’t been released that is original Nipsey music. But, that’s up to them. At this point, there are no plans for anything to come out in the immediate future."
DJ VIP went on to say that some of the never-before-heard tracks were chillingly prophetic, suggesting Nipsey knew how he would ultimately die. The rapper was gunned down exactly one year ago in South Los Angeles, outside his Marathon Clothing store. He was 33.
"There are a couple that is sickly chilling. To hear them in the context of now, it sounds like he knew his future," DJ VIP said. "I won’t go into too many details on what it is, but you can tell that he was just tapped into something else. He wasn’t saying a bunch of stuff in every song just to say every situation is applicable to him. He was painting very clear pictures. There’s a couple of songs that are really eerie to hear because of the context of the situation now.
DJ VIP went on to say that a Nipsey tribute show was in the works for the one-year anniversary of his death; however, the plans were scrapped because of concerns over coronavirus. The DJ said he and other organizers were particularly concerned about the older members in Nipsey's family, as they would be more vulnerable to the disease.
"I would’ve loved to have us come together to put on a show, but before we could even start discussing it, everything with the corona[virus] stuff started happening," he said. "When we started to move on things, everything was shutting down. His granny’s older, and so is Nip’s father and mother. We just have to look out for them and not be selfish by saying we want to come together to honor, and celebrate Nipsey just to do it when there’s a pandemic going around, and Nip having elderly people still around."
You can read the full interview at Revolt TV's website.
Celebrities and fans have taken to social media Tuesday to honor Nipsey on the one-year anniversary of his death. Artists like Meek Mill, The Game, DJ Khaled, and Snoop Dogg posted photos of the rapper as well as some words on his legacy.