The Game Drops Nipsey Hussle Collab, “Welcome Home”
The Game Nipsey Hussle Welcome Home: The Game has unveiled what is called his biggest Nipsey Hussle collab. It is titled ‘Welcome Home‘.
Born 2 Rap just dropped, and is the rave of the moment.
“Welcome Home” goes above and beyond, featuring a full verse, chorus, and interlude from the late West Coast artist. While the track itself has been circulating in back channels for a minute, the Bongo produced track has finally landed an official release, and will likely find renewed life as a result.
In a refreshing turn, the fact that this was clearly recorded prior to Nip’s passing gives it an organic and carefree feel; it’s simply two friends going back and forth, holding it down with some unapologetic West Coast g shit. “I was like, ‘Fuck rap music’, I was gon’ rob me a bank, starving artists ain’t my style, that shit’d drive me insane,” raps Nip, in the closing verse. “Gave my mind to these millions and my heart to the game, probably die up in these streets but I survive through my name.” Sadly, it’s hard to hear lines like this without feeling a pervading dread, a sadness that Nip all but foreshadowed his own untimely fate. In the meantime, his name will live on through his music, so check out “Welcome Home” now.
I smoke my wood to the roach, like I ain’t rich
Niggas I used to hang with, is still gang, gang with
Lamborghini outside but, nigga, that won’t change shit
Same nigga that gave you classic after classic
Could still chop rock and zip it, plastic after plastic
Why you think Dr. Dre don’t take me on them yachts with ’em?
Whisperin’ to Snoop, “This nigga probably got a Glock with ’em,” facts
Smoke comin’ out the ‘Rari hood
Nigga, I could fuck Nicki if Safaree could
Motivation for all my niggas that’s watchin’
All my niggas from Watts and South Central and Compton
I wish you could of been a fly on the wall in my dope spot
Leanin’ with it tucked in my drawers and I hope not
‘Cause doin’ 25 to life is a roadblock
Welcome to my last album, Nip, time to close shop