How Mike & Keys Turned Nipsey Hussle's Debut Album "Victory Lap" Into His First Grammy Nod

HipHop News Posted on February 9, 2019 at 3:25am

How Mike & Keys Turned Nipsey Hussle's Debut Album "Victory Lap" Into His First Grammy Nod

#DXCLUSIVE: The undeniably talented production duo are looking to wave the checkered flag once again come Sunday.

North Hollywood, CA – Remember when LeBron James and the Cavaliers took home the NBA Championships in 2015 and everyone counted them out? According to Nipsey Hussle‘s trusted producers Mike and Keys, that’s the spirit in which his Grammy Award-nominated debut album Victory Lap was made.

It was derived from the same vitality of a professional athlete gunning for a crowning achievement. In the case of the 33-year-old rap star, Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards..centered-ad {

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“When LeBron won we felt the energy and the passion and the hard work he put in to get to that point,” Mike tells HipHopDX in an exclusive interview about the making of Nip’s No. 1 album. “We always watched sports. It’s a competition. You can be down a lot of points and it could look like you won’t win, but you can win if you believe in and pace yourself. We always spoke on that.”

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