(AllHipHop News) Dave East is preparing to drop his next body of work. Survival is scheduled to land on November 8. The project reportedly includes a track that serves as a dedication to the late Nipsey Hussle.
In an interview with Revolt, Dave East elaborated on his relationship with Nipsey. He explained how Nip's passing affected his desire to release music. East also revealed the two rappers were apparently crafting a collaborative effort.
"We were six songs in. We were planning a tour and all of that. F*ck rap. I’m going to keep it 100. That was my n*gga," said East. "Anything we did together or anytime I had to be around that n*gga, I cherish it."
The Wu-Tang: An American Saga actor continued, "It’s wack he went out like that. That n*gga’s a king. Kings ain’t supposed to go out like that. But, that’s the world we’re living in. It’s wack he went out like that, but it sharpened me and a million other n*ggas up. He went out like a G."
Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) was shot multiple times outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. The 33-year-old community activist/entrepreneur was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Asghedom is survived by two children and his longtime partner, actress Lauren London.
"You’re motivated to do everything that n*gga did because he’s from the ‘hood. I met that n*gga on Crip time. No rap. No song. I’m from the [Rolling] 30s [Harlem Crips]. That’s how we met. I love Nip [to] death and I’m going to put on for Nip until my death," said East about Hussle.