Cali’s Nipsey Hussle is back with Mailbox Money, his followup to 2013’s Crenshaw. The tape is classic LA hip hop, weaving street dreams with the energy of big budget transitions. This is coming from the same dude who charged $100 for a mixtape and had people lined up around the block to cop a physical disc. When’s the last time you waited in line for a physical copy of any record, let alone a mixtape?
Mailbox Money is a solid affair hosted by DJ Drama, and is crafted for a front to back listen. Nipsey is a laid back MC with the ability to create rags to riches scenarios built from blue collar experiences. He’s certainly worth a few stacks, but hasn’t lost touch with where he’s from or how he got here. Perfect Saturday sounds, enjoy.