AY-Z & NIPSEY HUSSLE RAP OVER HIT-BOY PRODUCTION IN NEW ‘JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH’ FILM!
Written by torresanz on February 10, 2021
With the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack set to arrive on Friday (February 12), the film rolled out its star-studded tracklist on Wednesday and fans’ eyes immediately were glued to a posthumous collaboration between Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z.
Executive produced by Hit-Boy, “What It Feels Like” marks Nip and Hov’s first official collaboration. HipHopDX’s 2020 Producer of the Year continues his hot streak by serving as an executive producer alongside Black Panther director Ryan Coogler on the blockbuster’s soundtrack.
Judas and the Black Messiah takes place in Chicago during the 1960s and depicts the betrayal of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton. The two-hour film hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday (February 12).
The rest of the loaded soundtrack finds contributions from Nas, A$AP Rocky, Lil Durk, G Herbo, Rakim, Polo G, Black Thought, H.E.R. and more.
Now if your curious about Jay’s relationship to Nipsey, many questioned Nip’s strategy to price his 2013 Crenshaw mixtape at $100 apiece, but JAY was one of the few believers and paid it forward by purchasing 100 copies of the project. Jay became fond of Hussle’s movement and paid tribute to him at his Webster Hall concert shortly after his death in 2019 during a freestyle.
Hussle was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store on the afternoon of March 31, 2019. The All Money In founder was just 33 years old at the time of his death. Suspect Eric Holder was arrested for the fatal shooting and has since been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Well, we can’t wait to get that collab in our hands.