Nipsey Hussle‘s long-awaited debut is finally here. The Crenshaw rapper released his 14-track album, Victory Lap, on Friday (Feb. 16). The guest list doesn’t disappoint either, as superstar assists are peppered throughout the project. Earlier this week, Nipsey shared his vicious Kendrick Lamar collaboration, “Dedication,” which raised expectations and hype surrounding the LP.
Back in November, Billboard learned that the entrepreneur’s All Money In label teamed up with Atlantic Records for an exclusive multi-album deal, which includes Victory Lap. Hussle explained the deal’s timing further to UPROXX: “I always felt like when I get the album out, [a label deal] would be the next move, so I spent a while making this album. It always feels like the stars line up when you put music out.”
In support of Victory Lap, the 32-year-old celebrated with an album release show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The “Ocean Views” artist brought out a bunch of celebrity guests to the delight of fans, including Puff Daddy, YG, Sacramento’s Mozzy and Marsha Ambrosius.
Features on the project include Puff Daddy, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Buddy, CeeLo Green, Belly, The-Dream, Marsha Ambrosius, Dom Kennedy, Stacy Barthe and TeeFLii. Nipsey also released a documentary collaborating with TIDAL back in January. 10 Rings looks back at the Los Angeles native’s journey to this point, as he moves into unchartered territory in his career.
Stream Victory Lap below. Purchase the album on iTunes.