Nipsey Hussle Releasing $1000 Album

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Before heading to Europe next month, Nipsey Hussle is capping off 2014 with his new LP, Mailbox Money. In an email sent to Rap Radar, Nip explained the concept behind the project and why he’s selling it for $1000.  Last year, he successfully released his album Crenshaw for $100. Mailbox Money arrives on December 20 with the first offering,”50 Niggaz”,  below. Says Nipsey:

Ain’t no money like Mailbox Money. This project is about ownership. It’s about archiving what I set out to achive. In my first single “Hussle In The house” I said, “fresh of the bloc I sold dope to buy groceries/now it’s rap money no advances all royalties”.  This project is about seeing that vision thru. 

It will be released for free, on iTunes and via the Proud2Pay platform we built with the release of Crenshaw. There will only be 100 hard copy’s and they are $1000 dollars each.  The 100 people that buy the P2P version will be granted access to a private advance listening session of  Victory Lap at the secret Marathon Store we are going to open  the day of the listening! More news coming soon.

With love and respect,

Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom

The Marathon continues! 

“50 Niggaz”

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  • PhilLee8

    Goodluck with that bro.

    • true story no lie

      If he throw in a bad bitch he might sellout.

  • Youngs

    Great Idea.

    • Chronic

      The $100 album was a great idea, cause theres normal people that are willing to spend that much to support an artist…$1000 is just stupid

      • B Dot is a shill

        he wouldn’t risk this unless he knew he could sell all 100. myself personally i’ll be downloading it for free on itunes. can’t wait.

  • Don Corneilus

    The album ain’t worth 2 cents. Crenshaw was trash. 6 years since “Hussle in he House”and he’s still not popular.

    • SI MEX

      Whats popular?

      • SI MEX

        You know about him, so hes popular to you. Why are worried if hes popular to other ppl??????

        • do_betta

          That’s the best logic ever

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Hussle In The House” still fire.

    • Uncle Tom

      You must be from the suburbs because most people fuck with nipsey heavy from the west to nyc. Fuck outta here

    • Hannibal Lecture

      Must be a young thug fan. NIpsey Been poppin and he is the leader of the new west movement. I bet he’s more popular than your favorite artist cunt!

      • TheTruthHurts

        I don’t know about the leader but definitely one of the best of the new west.

  • Cmon Son

    Salute to Nips for the innovation, the system needs to work for artists not the fucking shills in suits.

  • true story no lie

    Nip need to check into rehab. He gone off that hard white y’all.

  • Miles

    This literally isn’t going to work hahahahaha

    • Prinz

      Of course it will work. You don’t think there’s a 100 get money niggas in the world, if it’s a street nigga, corporate cat, swipper, Dboy, athlete, entertainer, etc. that’s not willing to support his movement? Are you kidding me?

  • Uncle Tom

    Nipsey is one of the nicest artists in this new generation of hip hop

  • Hussle

    LOL Nipsey aint that great!!! Sure aint a Kendrick Lamar…a Drake…a J.Cole. But maybe he has 100 fans that would do that type of shit. I know I wouldnt pay a 1000$ for a Nipsey mixtape

    • Yamzz

      Music is subjective. People didn’t think JCole was nice till he put up them numbers. Let Nip drop a album before making that statement

      • Hussle

        people didnt think cole was nice??? after the warm up everybody was listening. then after FNL everybody was a believer. I get your “let nip drop first”…but ur example is bad

      • MRS ESCO THE BAMA KILLA

        you cant put up them numbers if people dont think you’re nice! think about it. Cole sold more first week than any Rick Ross album ever!

  • cain45

    dude has lost his marbles and anyone that pays 1000 for that album needs some serious mental help

  • you had me with the 100 now a 1000 bruh good luck..even though you a nice artist

    • cmonhomiewemajor

      word….1000 is just greedy

      100 was a good marketing strategy

    • mann what

  • el jim chapo guzman

    i won’t even buy this shit for 2 dollars.

    • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

      1ST YOU DON’T HAVE 2 DOLLAR$ & 2 NO ONE EXPECTS YOU TO BUY ANYTHING BUT G UNIT RELATED THINGS….LIKE THONGS & BRA’S FOR YOURSELF!!!!!

      • ZORINO

        Oh my goodness! LOOOL

      • el jim chapo guzman

        you no me well nigga, i only support real hip hop not that fugazzi nigga from L Angles.

      • MR ESCO…I HATE BAMA’S!!

        The ether is best served cold!!! Lmao

    • MR ESCO…I HATE BAMA’S!!

      U don’t have 2 to spare u cab hopping bum

      • el jim chapo guzman

        fuck you.

  • brollya

    yo his promotion game be on point everytime

  • Yamzz

    A private listening session? A $1000 should atleast let me go on that victory lap tour and get a groupie from every city

  • james dean

    yeah i was al for the $100 album but unless you got all access packages and a chance to hang out with dude on tour for 5 dates, he can get the fuckk all the way up outta here with this shit.

    • james dean

      all*

    • bigfoot2011

      If ur willing to pay $1000 to hang out with a dude, ur either gay or need a life. Buying someone’s company is beyond me.

      • do_betta

        King, U won’t have paid,! let’s say… donated to a charity, to hang with malcolmx, mandela, Benjamin franklyn etc!!

        • bigfoot2011

          I said, paying for a man’s company. If I paid to hang out with warren buffet or larry fink, it’s to learn not for their company

      • James Dean

        clearly your stupid ass has never been to a concert nor have you ever been to a concert in vip. When you pay a grand you can actually meet the artist at places like the barclays and the garden. You probably from oklahomo or something with wrangler jeans and shaqs on mad as fuck about to grab some airsofts at wal mart with a whole case of tobacco. Fuck outta here.

        • bigfoot2011

          Nigga I make more money than ur fucking parents. I’m in wealth management with morgan Stanley and travel round the globe. Been to many concerts at the Garden as a guest of JP Morgan in their suite. Niggaz like u are lames. I would never pay to hang out with another man unless it’s Jamie Dimon or someone of that caliber who can teach me something.

          • Rafael Sanchez

            u re a liar !!!!

          • blackbeltbreeze

            I don’t know who Jamie Dimon is but I imagine he is very wealthy. That’s the type of people Nip probably has already pre-order sold this album to. So imagine someone outside that tax bracket putting up a g so they can be in the room with folks who are in that bracket. It’s basically like paying a g to spend an evening with assorted types of moguls. That idea appeals to people out here, especially certain entrepreneurs. I just don’t happen to be one haha

      • PUTEMnKASKETS .

        So what is a person that will pay 1000$ for something they could get for free?

  • Mike Green

    this guy must be taking acid.

  • yorapper

    At least he’s trying something different. I guess next album gonna cost ten racks.

  • Tonelowkey

    It’s not for broke niggas duh he will sell out the first day! S/o hussle

  • the-Lebron-curse.

    Has he even dropped his first album yet? Well guess what nippsey that bitch gonna leak and I’m a have a copy for FREE.

    • MR ESCO…I HATE BAMA’S!!

      Can’t u read u fukn Moronic minded bama?!?!

      • Eva rench

        perhaps

        you can have a try

        ~~~ ✩.ws/datinggils ~~~~BEST ONLîNE S îT E.

  • Dixon.Cyder

    Obviously muthafuckas aint paying attention. only 100 hard copies will be sold at $1000 for everyone else its free on iTunes and his website… if your a Nip fan and support it and got the cash like that. Then why the fuck not. People spend money on stupid shit all the time. Atleast nip believes in his craft enough to put that price tag on it. Other rappers would never do that. They thought he was crazy when he did 1000 copies at $100 and no one had any idea what the mixtape was gonna sound like. And those were victory lap left overs. #allmoneyin #nomoneyout

  • The fact that it free and your choice to buy: gotta respect that. Wonder if Hov buys gain lol

    • bottom side inc

      Nah

  • YOUNG NIGGA

    this move is no risk all reward. how much do you think it cost to produce 100 copies of a album. not 1000 bucks. so if he doest sell 100 he’s not losing much. but if he sells 100 thats 100 grand. Genius. and its for free on iTunes so everyone can listen anyways

    • bronxbillyunz

      I ALWAYS LIKE TO READ SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING THATS ALL FACTS- BUT HATERS ARE SO BROKE THEY NEVER STOP TO SEE THAT

      • bigfoot2011

        I don’t think he intends to sell any of it. It’s just a way to bring attention to his project

        • bronxbillyunz

          HE GONE SELL EVERY COPY MY G.. TRUST ME – ALOTTA PPL FUCK WIT NEIGHBORHOOD NIP

  • FREE MAX B

    dont worry his momma and jay-z will support

  • @djicecold

    Hov gon buy 10 again.

    • FREE MAX B

      didnt he buy 100 of em?

  • MR ESCO…I HATE BAMA’S!!

    This gonna go off eze…then watch no reply from the bamas…yall fuck bois try to project ur loser lives on others trying to achieve…. a rack ain’t shit if u tryna support the vision…dudes make mills begging on the net for wack ass start ups y not nip get his hustle on…do ya thing nip best wishes…fuck u BAMAS!!!

    • MRS ESCO THE BAMA KILLA

      bitch ass bama you would be better off spending your moms 1000 bucks on a hooker to lose your virginity to! make sure you iron your cackies first!

      • MR ESCO…I HATE BAMA’S!!

        Hey multiple accts to stalk me huh…u fkn bama u have no life fuck boi…hey I comment like everybody y the hate bama…I guess it makes ur loser life xciting

  • DesiJatt

    Might as well make the album a 100k and just hope a rich fanboy buys that shit

  • polopolo1

    He fucked himself up that last time talkin bout “I got rich with throwaways” smh coon

  • TheTruthHurts

    I like Nipsey and the $100 album worked out well for him but $1000? Way too much, not a good gimmick this time around.

  • WU TANG

    CAN I PAY WITH EBT?

    OH WAIT, YA BOY OBAMA CUT THE FUNDING- PROBABLY SO HE COULD COP ONE

  • Rick Ross

    hustle my brother but damn 1000 damn

  • itainteazy

    yall niggas weak as shit crying about a 1000$ price just buy the free one he gon drop

  • IKEEPIT100

    Who ever pays for this wack sauce is a complete idiot! …guy aint even ON an think people give that much of a fuck..nah buddy fade to black

    • Eva rench

      perhaps

      you can have a try….

      ~~~ ✩.ws/datinggils ~~~~BEST ONLîNE S îT E.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      …………….HA!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • clarkboy

      He been on

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    ***ATTENTION RAPRADAR COMMENTERS***

    IF YOU SEE ANYBODY BUYING THIS ALBUM, I’LL PAY YOU A GRIP IF YOU SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF THEM!!!! REAL TALK!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • alex

    He needs like 25-50 rich people to buy this to be a success. Not so impossible.

  • LP1087

    That Crenshaw tape would of been worth it if I was Proud2Pay. But I’m also not afraid to ask tho. Definitely flippin’ the game yo

  • M.E.C.C.A,

    Man this is a bitter as world here this man is making a way strategically branding himself and using the streets to eli are his business mindset and all yall can do is be jaded.

    Fuck he ain’t trying to sell to your broke ass he gonna take those 100 copies to business execs that cut checks in hopes their is business to be conducted on the back end of his initial dealings.

    Big ups nips grind on homie this is brilliance folks just wish their hustle and brand was this strong and authentic!

  • NYBIGZ

    Lol I i barely want to pay my cable bill , lol I hope you the best tho

  • FREE MAX B

    Why is he jackin Officer Ricky’s album artwork?

  • bronxbillyunz

    U NIGGAS DUMB WHO THINK HE CA’T SELL 100 COPIES OF A $1000 ALBUM – HOV HIMSELF BOUGHT 1,000 COPIES OF A $100 ALBUM – ITS THE SAME THING – BUT HEY U GONE SMALL CUZ U THINK SMALL – NOT NIP – TMC

    • FREE MAX B

      Hov bought 100 not 1000… and whats the point in doing this if all 100 copies are sold to your friends, family and artists that are filthy rich?

      • bronxbillyunz

        TO MAKE $100,000 – IF NOT HE WOULD HAVE JUST STUCK WITH THE ITUNES PART – DON’T MATTER WHO BUY IT- AND THE PUBLICITY WILL SPREAD THRU SOCIAL MEDIA THAT SOMEBODY IS SELLIN A $1000 TO PPL WHO DON’T EVEN LISTEN TO RAP

  • blackbeltbreeze

    He will hit his quota. If he sold 1,000 for $100 he can probably sell 100 for $1,000. He and his team are tracking their fan base. I have a feeling he personally knows 100 people who can pay that amount. Good to see him using his full name too. He’s thinking way beyond rap, as he should. Ownership over riches. Brilliant.

    • PUTEMnKASKETS .

      Well if people pay that price with the incentives that he is giving then fine, but I can think of better things to spend a thousand on, and I have disposable cash.

      • blackbeltbreeze

        Me too. I agree. Whose to say he and his family don’t front 50 of the buyerss though. As long as he gets the headline and the PR that goes with it (Forbes,

  • dibiase_ca

    No album in 2014 is worth $1,000!!!!!

  • Realistically

    Rapitalism.

  • itainteazy

    i swear yall stuck in a weak nigga mindstate, if you take your head out your ass youll realize $1000 is a disposable amount of money for most of americans. 100 peeps to get a limited edition item worldwide that will proabably be sold before it even gets released. for everyone else you can enjoy the free copy, i dont see what yall niggaz problem is

    • clarkboy

      Boy u awake….u just said sum real shit but that probably flew ova most niggas head haha that man is a genious he could have made 300 n all dem would be gone be you can blink…

  • SEL

    J. COLE’S DOING SHOWS FOR 1 FUCKING DOLLAR AND HERE’S THIS NIGGA SELLING AN L FUCKING P FOR £1000 ? GET A REALITY CHECK BRUH.. WHO THE F ARE YOU ANYWAY. 0.00001% DONT EVEN KNOW WHO NIPSEY HUSSLE IS LOL

  • Kai Tzu

    This shit smart as hell. You’re not doing this if you can’t sell all 100 and whoever buys this obviously aint broke. If you spend that stack its going to allow an opportunity to break bread with Nipsey’s movement in some other way in the future. It’s all about building and networking.

    • PUTEMnKASKETS .

      Nip just knows that you have very obsessed people out there.

  • DAY

    BOY IF YOU DONT!

  • OgSnowflake187

    Karen civil should be fired as this dudes manager this is the type of shit that happens when headphone interns become business advisors …. 1000 album gtfo here with that nonsense lol

  • Lord Supreme Shalik

    ay this nigga getting greedy now. the $100 IDEA WAS CRAZY AND A SUCCESS AND I CANT BLAME HIM FOR TRYING AGAIN BUT NOW HE GETTING TOO GREEDY. CRENSHAW WASN’T ALL THAT EITHER.

    • PUTEMnKASKETS .

      Crenshaw had really good production it just all he does is talk over beats.

  • Bruce Wayne

    does this nigga not know niggas havent paid for albums at 18.99 since napster?

  • thetruth

    Nipsey got like 3 good songs lol

  • Steven

    Fuck outta here I wouldn’t pay that much if Jesus himself cut a tape hosted by the Easter bunny