For many of Nipsey Hussle's fans, the idea of never being able to hear a new project from him hurts the heart.
In a new interview with Variety, Mustard explains that his track "Perfect Ten" was the last song he created with Nipsey. He details that the two had a brother-like relationship and always discussed their family.
"We did that song, 'Perfect Ten,' a month-and-a-half before he died," Mustard said. "That was the last song me and him did together. We had a big-bro thing going. We always talked about family, the kids. He was talking about what he had coming up – he thought he had all the time in the world, for music and everything else that he wanted to do. We had a really good relationship."
Following King Nip's untimely death in March, many collaborators struggled with whether or not they should deliver his music. Mustard admits that he had every intention of bringing Nipsey's latest content to life.
"We never considered not releasing it," he said. "We was working on a series of songs...we even had discussed doing our own project together. Nipsey took a lot of time to do his verses. He would give you amazing verses every time, but they took a long time for him to do. This just happened to be one of them."
Perfect Ten, Mustard's third studio album, features an array of artists including Future, Migos, YG, Meek Mill, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky. While speaking about his LP on Twitter, Mustard revealed that his primary goal was to create an album that is timeless.
"I don't care what I do first week on god my goal was to have a album that don't have skips and show that less is more that's my goal!" he wrote. "More about the culture for me ... I want you to be able to play my album for the next 10 SUMMERS," he wrote.