Meek Mill releases Grammys-previewed “Letter to Nipsey”

He performed the song during his Nipsey Hussle Grammys tribute.

  /  01.27.2020

 

John Legend, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, YG, Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch all took to the Grammys stage last night (Jan. 26) for a touching tribute performance for Nipsey Hussle. Mill and Ricch used the opportunity to debut their new collaborated single “Letter to Nipsey,” which is now available to stream.

“Letter to nip- every cent from this song made will go to Nipsey’s family!” Mill tweeted about the song on Monday (Jan. 27).

“I just left your viewing at the Staples Center (I did)/ Obama wrote you a letter, yeah, you made it, ni**a (You made it)/ I even heard you had some players to come to Vegas with us/ And them suckers could never kill you, it only made you bigger/ And every time I see some fire, I see blue/ And every time I close my eyes, see Snupe and I see you,” Mill raps in the Nick Papz-produced song.

“I was in Miami when I lost you, I ain’t talk about it/ I remember I bawled out in tears when I saw your body/ And the flight back home, had cold days in LA/ Had to turn off my phone, throw on the shades, and meditate,” sings Ricch.

Later in the tribute, Legend and Khaled performed their collaboration with the late rapper, “Higher,” which won the Grammy Award for Best Rap / Sung Performance. Both artists remembered Hussle as they accepted their award.

“This is for Nipsey Hussle, this is for hip hop!” Khaled said, also revealing his newborn son’s name to be Alam.

“I want to thank all of you for supporting this and for lifting Nipsey’s name up,” Legend added, joined by Hussle’s family. “We all love him, we all miss him, it is terrible that we had to lose him so early. We thank his family for being here tonight with us. Thank you for allowing us to use his legacy and lift it up in song tonight.”

Hussle also earned his second posthumous Grammy last night for Best Rap Performance for his hit “Racks in the Middle,” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy.

“It’s bittersweet because he’s not here to physically receive it or to see it,” Lauren London previously said of the tribute to Associated Press. “But I know, because of the type of man he was and how hard he worked, that it is a positive addition to his legacy.”

Listen to “Letter to Nipsey” below.

 

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

View More

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

View More

Trending

15 singers who are Aquarius

From D’Angelo to Brandy, these 15 singers share the eclectic sun sign of Aquarius and bring their creative nature to the music scene.

  /  01.24.2024

Meet the artists and writers behind REVOLT’s "Imagine If?" Black History Month initiative

In a move to reshape the narrative of Black identity, REVOLT has launched an initiative this Black History Month that puts the storytelling power firmly in the hands of Black creators. Check them out!

  /  02.05.2024

17 visuals that prove Missy Elliott invented music videos

From Kung Fu in the sewer to trash bag suits, Missy Elliott not only invigorated the modern music video, she put her thang down, flipped it and reversed it.

  /  01.21.2024

19 rappers who are Aquarius

These innovative, progressive and rebellious air signs bring that unique Aquarius flair to the Hip Hop scene.

  /  01.22.2024

Kickin' Facts with Legendary Lade | adidas Crazy IIInfinity Shoes, "Silver Metallic"

To infinity and beyond! Adidas’ new Crazy IIInfinity shoes updates a Kobe classic!

  /  01.29.2024

Beyond our reach: The story of Aaliyah, the astrophysicist and space traveler

For our “Imagine If?” Black History Month campaign, check out the sci-fi story of Aaliyah Bennet, the astrophysicist and inventive space traveler. 

  /  02.06.2024

14 rappers with “Young” in their names

From the cloud rap of Sweden, to the trenches of Memphis, to the gutter of East New York and the roots of trap music in Atlanta, the “Young” title can be found everywhere.

  /  01.23.2024

25 rappers' real names

Uncover a layer of these rappers’ personal history and glimpse into their lives before the fame with REVOLT’s list of 25 rappers’ real names.

  /  01.25.2024

The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”: Where are they now?

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” can be considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. More than 30 years after its pilot episode, REVOLT takes a look at what the cast is up to.

  /  01.21.2024

17 rap names based on animals

Check out these 17 rappers whose names are based on animals and how these wild creatures have influenced their personas.

  /  01.28.2024

The cast of "Girlfriends": Where are they now?

The television world changed forever when the pilot episode of “Girlfriends” aired on UPN. We take a look at where the cast is now. 

  /  01.27.2024

Darius Hicks of “While Black” stands on business when it comes to talking about race

As the host of “While Black,” Darius Hicks is intent on getting to the nitty-gritty when discussing race. Check out this exclusive interview.

  /  02.08.2024

23 male British rappers you should know

Here are 23 male rappers that are essential to pay attention to in the contemporary UK rap scene. 

  /  02.04.2024

17 most iconic R&B album covers

From Toni Braxton’s self-titled album to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ here is REVOLT’s list of 17 iconic R&B album covers.

  /  02.18.2024

Usher’s $20 million herpes lawsuit has been dismissed

It appears as though he and the plaintiff Laura Helm have reached “an amicable resolution.”

  /  05.03.2019

27 Drake lyrics that are perfect Instagram captions

The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!

  /  11.08.2023

Benzino explains his beef with Eminem & says he's willing to make amends

“Eminem ain’t no bad person. He belongs in Hip Hop,” Benzino said in part.

  /  02.17.2024

Mo'Nique and Katt Williams face backlash for going too far on "Club Shay Shay"

“I think a lot of that stuff isn’t the stuff that should be aired out like that,” said Chris Spencer when discussing the no-holds-barred interview Mo’Nique did on “Club Shay Shay.”

  /  02.11.2024

Jermaine Dupri shows a good sense of humor in response to jokes about his Super Bowl outfit

“Y’all got me f**ked up!” he jokingly said on social media.

  /  02.12.2024

Twitter is horrified after Rachel Dolezal's OnlyFans pictures leak

Her representative shared that the 44-year-old created the profile to show off her Savage X Fenty lingerie.

  /  09.27.2022
View More
Revolt - New Episodes