So Nipsey Hussle's much anticipated Bullets Aint Got No Names Vol. 3 dropped a couple days ago and to the surprise of many, was only either streamable by way of iMeem, or available for purchase through his myspace. We can understand that young Nipsey must have spent the better part of the past four months working on it and like the previous editions, was likely to be comprised of many original songs and production, incurring some expenses a few copies sold digitally could really help to recoup. But then we found out that another site, feeling especially entitled, convinced someone from Hussle's label to provide a link for free download. This is unsettling not because we love paying money for things (deep tissue shiatsu massages excluded), but because we very much so believe in the value of this project, and no less importantly, modern recorded music. Now as a site that offers new music for download daily, we might have less of a right to criticize than we're affording ourselves, but to paraphrase many a hustler before Hustle, Can he live? We doubt anything like this will be happening with Hussle's major label debut, due at the end of the year, but in the meantime, Bullets Ain't Got No Names Vol. 3 is available to stream here, and for purchase here.
Nipsey Hussle, Bullets Ain’t Got No Names Vol. 3
August 06, 2009