Artist: Nipsey Hussle Title: Hussle Is My Last Name Label: Cinematic/Epic Records
The unfortunate side effect of getting so much podsafe material to feature on Hip-Hop Shop is getting so much MORE that I don't have a clue what to do with - either the major label ties ever prevent me from spinning it or it's so uninteresting that I'd never inflict it on my listeners. "Hussle Is My Last Name" has the unfortunate distinction of falling into both categories. I'd quote you some of Hussle's rap about banging guns and slanging drugs, but there's nothing quotable. Even his hook resorts to repeating the title of his song over and over, which is a very unclever play on a very uninteresting nom de plume to begin with. The only notable thing he's done so far in his career (at least to me) is appear on a Dorrough remix and even then I noted his rap was a waste of time that bloated this track. Imagine a whole song of that bloat instead of just one verse, and this song becomes pure whale blubber - fat in the most negative sense of the word possible.