Over the weekend, JAY-Z and Nipsey Hussle’s “What It Feels Like” was the most discussed single from the Judas & The Black Messiah soundtrack.


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The release is a moment for Hip-Hop as a posthumous Nipsey verse and the rare JAY-Z appearance blended.

In an exclusive to GQ, Jay-Z, Hit-Boy and producers Mike & Keys and Larrance Dopson gave details about the song, one key moment was Nip’s verse was done eight years ago.

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“To be honest with you, we thought Nipsey really didn’t like that song at first,” Mike shared with GQ.

“When Nipsey says [on the song] ‘Drop another mixtape, my shit booming out this bitch,’ he was talking about Crenshaw,” Keys added.

You can read the full story of how the song was created here.

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