Nipsey Hussle is releasing his new album Mailbox Money on December 20th. The project will feature his new track “50 Niggaz,” which I imagine is a number higher than how many copies of the album Nipsey will actually sell.
Nipsey is no stranger to releasing pricey albums. Last year he dropped Crenshaw with a hefty $100 price tag as part of his “Proud2Pay” gimmick. For this album Nipsey may have went a little overboard with the price though. $100 for his previous album seemed like too much, and $1,000 for Mailbox Money just seems like a rip off.
Nipsey emailed Rap Radar to explain the $1,000 price tag for Mailbox Money:
Ain’t no money like Mailbox Money. This project is about ownership. It’s about archiving what I set out to achieve. In my first single “Hussle In The house” I said, “fresh of the bloc I sold dope to buy groceries/now it’s rap money no advances all royalties”. This project is about seeing that vision thru.
It will be released for free, on iTunes and via the Proud2Pay platform we built with the release of Crenshaw. There will only be 100 hard copy’s and they are $1000 dollars each. The 100 people that buy the P2P version will be granted access to a private advance listening session of Victory Lap at the secret Marathon Store we are going to open the day of the listening! More news coming soon.
With love and respect,
Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom
The Marathon continues!
Okay, so the album will be released for free really, but 100 limited edition hard copies will be available for $1,000. I personally could never see myself buying an album for $1,000. That’s just insane. But hey, if you’re a die hard Nipsey Hussle fan, buying the album will get you access to a private advanced listening session of his next project, Victory Lap. Sh*t, I don’t even believe that’s worth $1,000. I’ll definitely be downloading this one.