Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release party came to an end by gunfire.
The Crenshaw rapper hosted an album release party for his debut LP Victory Lap at the World On Wheels in LA on Saturday Night. Nipsey Hussle reportedly bought the place last year so naturally, that’s where he would host his grand album release party. Sources say someone started firing shots in the parking lot just before midnight and one person was struck by a bullet and taken to the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
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Cops were quick on the scene but the shooter got away by the time they arrived, TMZ reported. The victim also refused to cooperate with officers leaving them without a clue about what went down. Partygoers thought that it was another mass shooting incident underway and some of them sound off on Twitter saying that everyone panicked. World On Wheels is an iconic roller rink located in Venice, Los Angeles. Nipsey Hussle helped the place get back up last year when he invested his personal money into it.
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Nipsey Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap was released on Friday amidst a lot of fan fair. The reactions so far from hip hop fans have been positive. The album features 16 tracks with guest appearances Marsha Ambrosius, Diddy, Kendrick Lamar, YG, and CeeLo Green.
Nipsey Hussle is on the verge of dropping his new project Victory Lap and now he is making some major moves.
But before that album arrives he is making some major label moves. The Crenshaw rapper signed a new partnership deal with Atlantic Records. Nipsey spoke about the details of the deal in an interview with Billboard. The partnership will encompass several albums including his upcoming debut Victory Lap. His own label All Money In will also take shelter under his new deal with Atlantic.
“It’s not about a fame ambition or getting a radio record,” Nipsey Hussle told Billboard. “The decision really came down to the message I’m trying to get across. I wanted to give that message the best chance to be heard and consumed on the highest level. That was my goal from the jump as All Money In took time to build its position in the hip-hop lane.”
Atlantic Records chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and chairman/COO Julie Greenwald released a statement praising the rapper for his work ethics and vision. “Nipsey is not only an extraordinary MC, but a true visionary and innovative entrepreneur,” the statement reads. “Over the past seven years, he has built an incredible brand that reflects his independent, non-traditional approach to what it means to be a creative artist in the modern music marketplace. We are thrilled and honored that he has chosen Atlantic as his label home.”
Nipsey Hussle recently made headlines for his split with his baby mama Lauren London. “[Lauren London] and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful child,” he wrote. “We are deciding to separate and raise our Son together as the main priority. This was A mutual choice and We will function with each-other as family w love and respect.”
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Nipsey was previously signed to Epic Records but parted ways with the label in 2010 to form his own imprint, All Money In. He said that he was inspired by rappers who started their own labels like JAY-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records. “Those labels started off as boutique operations, reached a boiling point in terms of cultural relevance and then partnered with a major to help take things to the next level,” Hussle said. “My vision is to build something like that. I really believe in Atlantic’s Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman, [president of black music] Mike Kyser, and [senior VP of A&R] Dallas Martin. That’s their vision for All Money In as well. We’re not just taking a check and giving up all the credit for the work we’ve done to get here.”
Rapper Nipsey Hussle shocked his fans on Wednesday when he announced his split from Lauren London.
The actress first hinted on her Twitter page that there is trouble in paradise when she tweeted on Tuesday, “Love. That’s it.” Today, Nipsey followed up with a more direct tweet announcing their split, while referring to their relationship as dope. He also said that the split was mutual and that they still have love and respect for each other.
“[Lauren London] and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful child,” the Crenshaw rapper wrote. “we are deciding to separate and raise our Son together as the main priority. This was A mutual choice and We will function with each-other as family w love and respect.”
Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London have been known to keep their relationship private. They welcomed their first child, a baby boy name Kross, last year. They both have kids from previous relationships and London has a son, Cameron Carter, with Lil Wayne. The couple has been dating since around 2013 and was one point rumored to be engaged. They didn’t give any detail about what lead to their split, but a lot of hip hop fans were rooting for them.
Nipsey is currently promoting his upcoming album, Victory Lap, due sometime soon despite not having an official release date.
Love. That’s it.
— Lauren London (@LaurenLondon) November 22, 2017
@LaurenLondon and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful child. we are deciding to separate and raise our Son together as the main priority. This was A mutual choice and We will function with each-other as family w love and respect.
— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 22, 2017