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With all the hoopla surrounding Nipsey Hussle, his Crenshaw mixtape, and boundary pushing #Proud2Pay campaign, Complex found it appropriate to reach out to the MC for an interview. After declining their first proposition due to a gripe with the publication over a 10 Underachieving Rappers list, the Los Angeles MC eventually phoned in to discuss his disdain for the magazine’s coverage of the culture, why major labels are obsolete, and more.

While getting issues off his chest, Neighborhood Nispey managed to drop a lot of knowledge — more than enough for us to aggregate 10 worthy quotes.

If anything, the discussion adds a bit more context to the South Central native’s demeanor on wax and where he’s at mentally in regards to his career. Needless to say that he prides himself on being authentic. But you already knew that, though.

Comb through Nipsey Hussle’s words carefully after the jump. Read the full conversation here.

Photo: YouTube, Jorge Peniche, Justin Vitug

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