Back on December 21, that marked the 10 year anniversary of his “The Marathon” album. Then, his estate revealed that plans for a visual album experience would be on the way. They explained how this project “told the story of Nipsey‘s resilience and unwavering faith in his mission, and the authenticity and honesty in his message
Nipsey’s Estate Planned For Virtual Album Experience In 2021
“It also was the first seed planted in the Marathon brand that gave fruit to many other branches that Nipsey architected, as only he could do. In commemoration of this anniversary we’re proud to announce our collaborative effort with @okidoki to bring to life an interactive live visual album experience coming in 2021.”
‘The Marathon’ Visual Album Experience Will Be Streamed On YouTube Live
Hussle’s estate revealed that the stream for the visual album experience will be available to the public to stream on YouTube Live. It will start at 9pm PT/6pm PT. The Instagram post featured a Mercedes-Benz cruising on a highway as “The Marathon” album is being played.
In the comments section, fans and celebrities expressed their excitement for this event as they are ready to celebrate Nipsey‘s legacy once again. Among the stars in hip-hop who showed love here were Rick Ross, E-40, and fellow Los Angeles rapper, Jay 305.
Nipsey Won Two Posthumous GRAMMYs In 2020
In 2019, Nipsey‘s official debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for Best Rap Album but fell short to Tyler, The Creator’s “Igor” project. In January 2020, Nipsey scored two posthumous victories. The categories he won in were Best Rap Performance for his “Racks In The Middle” single featuring Roddy Ricch and Best Rap/Sung Performance. This was for his appearance on DJ Khaled’s “Higher” single which also included John Legend. Nipsey was able to shoot the music video shortly before his death and fans loved the final product. Racks In The Middle was also nominated for Best Rap Song that year.
A New Nipsey Album Will Reportedly Happen
Nipsey fans still have Victory Lap and The Marathon in rotation for sure but many wonder if they will ever receive a posthumous album from his estate. Nipsey’s All Money In, No Money Out artist, J Stone, recently said to The Bootleg Kev podcast that it will happen but it’s about timing.
“It’s definitely going to be another Nip album,” Stone explained. “But, it’s All Money In so we ain’t going to put out nothing Micky. … Rest in peace to [Pop Smoke]. I feel like if they would’ve held on to his music more and put it out the right way, it would’ve been received differently. But, the music was still good and we needed it at that time.”