Haven’t listened to this closely enough to say anything grand about it, but out of all new young rappers I don’t think anyone cuts through bullshit— either intentionally or unintentionally— quicker than Nipsey. Maybe this is ignorant, but I got a feeling that it’s got something to do with him being isolated out in Cali where, as far as I can tell, there’s not much of a “scene” going on right now. He doesn’t have to deal with any of the backbiting of the blog/vlog/magazine/radio circus in NYC or any of the shameless swag & Autotune bandwagoning of Atlanta. His rapping his just head-down, driven and forceful. This idea of course isn’t limited to Nipsey— I feel the same way about Boosie and G-Side, for instance— but it’s constantly refreshing either way. Let’s make sure he stays away from Cool & Dre.