By: Dylan Kemp
On December 5th, Blueface and The Game’s manager stopped by Los Angeles based radio station, Power 106, to talk to Nick Cannon on his new morning talk show. Nick asked Wack about a recent statement he had made regarding Nipsey Hussle where Wack stated that Nipsey Hussle was not a legend due to music industry related statistics.
“Every fact that I’ve laid has been about music!” Wack begins. Nick interjects, noting that Wack “knows what Nip means to the community now.” Wack then doubles down on his point about it being solely based on the music and added that his thoughts may be different if Nipsey had lived longer.
“You’re missing the point. I’m not involving myself with who he was as a father or what he was to his community because I don’t know what his portfolio was,” Wack explains. “I don’t know! But what I do know, and if I don’t know it I can go check, is the stats of music. I said he had a few joints that I personally felt should have went. I named the joints! I think if he would have been around long enough—a little longer—maybe he could have got to that status. But for me, to give him that ‘legend’ word means we have to go back and we have to give LL, Dr. Dre, Cube and all these other people a different moniker.”
This whole discussion stems from a November 22nd interview that Wack did on Adam22’s No Jumper podcast. There, he stated that Nipsey didn’t die an “A-list” artist and that fans were showing “fake love” because he passed away. He did not think Nip was a legend.
“He wasn’t. What’s a legend? Define a legend,” Wack said. “If Dr. Dre, right now, died, we would say we lost a legend, right? Based on what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal shit I’m talking, right? This just real shit. The man died with a million followers, no radio hits, no platinum hits, right? No world tours, right? After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, his followers went up nine, 10 million, right? First of all, we got to define what the fuck a legend is, what the fuck a legend ain’t.”