Snoop Dogg Reveals Why He Thinks Nipsey Hussle "Did What Tupac Couldn't Do"
22 August 2019, 10:24 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 10:28
West Coast OG Snoop Dogg has revealed why he believes Nipsey Hussle was able to do what Tupac Shakur couldn't in a new interview.
A few months after Nipsey Hussle's tragic death in March, Snoop Dogg has opened up about his friendship with the late rapper. He also compared him to Tupac in a recent interview.
On Wednesday (Aug 21) Snoop sat down for an interview at Power 105's The Breakfast Club and was asked if Nipsey was accurate when he said he was this generation's Tupac Shakur. Snoop and his friends were totally agreed.
In the interview, Snoop reveals "The spirit Nipsey had was the spirit Tupac had as far as being up close and personal with the people and just... trying to give back," the West-Coast OG explained.
Snoop continued "I think Nipsey did what Tupac couldn't do. I think [Nipsey] was the extension, like running the 440 relay and you pass the baton" he said.
"I think the spirit of Tupac was Nipsey—the seed that he planted because he don't rap like him, but he moved like him," Nipsey added.
"The way he was lovable but he was gangster at the same time. The way he was about the kids...the community work. That's the same thing Tupac was about."
Snoop revealed that he made a song to pay tribute on his new I Wanna Thank Me album called "One Blood, One Cuzz".
The OG rapper expressed Nipsey's passing really affected him. Snoop said "It really, really broke my heart. Like for real," he said of Nipsey's death.
"It was kinda hard to write something with the spirit of how do I celebrate him feeling like I'm feeling. How do I represent him in the light that makes the most sense" Snoop said.
The "Gin And Juice" rapper went on to describe the man Nip was when he was alive.
"[Nipsey] stood for was stopping the gang violence. He was from 60 Crip but he loved gang members. He loved Bloods. He loved YG," he said. "And the bond he had with the 'hood and different neighborhoods was impeccable. He was like a street soldier."