Prior to the tragic death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, there were talks of him dropping a joint project with super-producer Zaytoven. This information was revealed during this week’s episode of Sole Collector’s Full-Size Run, where he told the hosts Brendan Dunne, Matt Welty, and Trinidad James that back in 2018 he and Nipsey worked the Craft Syndicate Contest. Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters has teamed up with some of the most well-known people in the music industry for their mentorship and collaboration competition. Developed to support the creative entrepreneurship and provide a platform for artists in the fashion, art/design, and music.
Zaytoven stated at the 12-minute mark, “Me and Nipsey was talking about doing a full project together—not even talkin’, not even sayin’ nothing to nobody, just doing the music.”
After winning the contest with their mentee, up-and-coming West Coast artist UTK the two agreed that they needed to link up in the studio.