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Jay-Z once bought 100 copies of Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw mixtape for $100 a copy

Takes a hustler to know another one.

On October 8, 2013, the late Nipsey Hussle released his mixtape Crenshaw, which was priced at $100 for a physical copy and free to just listen and download online. Nipsey only printed 1,000 limited copies with a campaign called “Proud to Pay,” which was a campaign for real fans to support his .

and his team sold the Crenshaw physical CD’s for $100 a copy at a pop-up shop in Los Angeles. The $100 mixtape included an autograph and a free ticket to his .

After hearing about the campaign, Jay-Z reached out to Nipsey Hussle and purchased 100 copies of his mixtape Crenshaw, coming to a total tag of $10,000.

“I got a DM on Twitter from a respected hip-hop journalist and he was just like, ‘Hov respects the move, salute,’ Nipsey Hussle told MTV in 2013. “A little while later, I got an email that came through my team that was like, ‘, on behalf of wants to buy 100 units. Who do we pay? When can we get the shipment out?’”

100 copies of Nipsey Hussle's Crenshaw mixtape

posted the shipment on his blog with the title “#NewRules” and Nipsey Hussle posted a screenshot of the wire transaction between him and Jay-Z on Instagram.

Nipsey’s Crenshaw mixtape featured , , James Fauntleroy, and Slim Thug, Nipsey Hussle sold all 1,000 of his Crenshaw CD’s making a total of $100,000. Rest in Peace to Nipsey Hussle, A true hustler.

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