Last week I wrote a post about Nipsey Hussle dropping a mixtape on Tuesday, and that he had 100 physical copies that he was selling them for 100.00. Well it turns out Nipsey found a fan to buy not only one of those copies, but all of them. Yes the mega fan was Jay-Z. Jay-Z purchased all 100 copies, and if you’re doing the Math correctly you’ll see Nipsey made a quick 100k from those purchases. This is why Jay-Z is respected like he is in the rap game, because he does stuff like this. Congrats to Nipsey Hussle on making history.
Would you spend 100.00 for a mixtape? Well rapper Nipsey Hussle wants you to, and is charging $100.00 bucks for his new mixtape titled “Crenshaw”. Nipsey announced today that the “Crenshaw” mixtape drops next week October 8th, and that he only has 1,000 hard pressed copies. He’s urging his fans to be apart of history, and to purchase “The Worlds First $100 Album”. According to rapradar.com Nipsey chose to charge 100.00 for this mixtape, because he’s “tailor-making music” for his core fans. “I’m more or less focused on fully serving the ones that have connected already,” he continues. “That being said, it’s a value over volume thing…If I’m goin’ to offer a product made with no compromise or concession to the platforms (radio, A&R, opinion, label bias), then the way we sell has to change. Hence PROUD2PAY.” Nipsey Hussle is crazy to think people will pay 100.00 for a album in this generation. Especially with downloading music being so big, but hey if he’s about making history I’m all for it. Remember the mixtape/album drops next Tuesday and it’s hosted by DJ Drama. You can pick up the physical copy from Nipsey at his L.A pop-up shop on Fairfax Avenue at midnight. Just make sure you have your 100.00 on you.