Listen to “Dedication” by Nipsey Hussle featuring Kendrick Lamar

Representing the West Coast to the fullest, Nipsey Hussle linked up with Kendrick Lamar for “Dedication.” The powerful song appears on Victory Lap and Nip says it’s a record that went through phases but the outcome sums up his Marathon series, ending with a Victory Lap.

“I think that record sums up the marathon and the idea of Victory Lap,” Nipsey said. “I think that in three minutes, [I] hit every point that I want to represent musically and just as an artist.”

“That record went through phases,” he noted. “The song was so powerful. [My producers] are competitive … They presented me with two or three different options. Truthfully, I sent him a record that’s on the album also. It’s called ‘Keys 2 The City 2.’ My original concept [was] just based on us both coming out of L.A. County, him being from Compton and me being Crenshaw and Slauson, I thought the concept of ‘Keys 2 the City 2’ really hit a bull’s eye for Kendrick.”

He added, “I told the whole team to send the one that I thought he should be on, and they just didn’t listen … They sent ‘Dedication.’” [HHDX]

Listen to Nipsey Hussle’s Kendrick Lamar assisted record below.