Still in the spirit of paying homage for a great name the hiphop community and the music world as a whole lost, Dj khaled premieres Nipsey hussle on a nee video “Higher” from the album ” The father of Asahd”
DJ Khaled just unveiled his long-awaited 11th album, Father of Asahd, on Friday (May 17), and along with it, he’s dropped “Higher,” a new song and video that features the late Nipsey Hussle and John Legend.
Directed by Eif Rivera, the visual was filmed just days before Nipsey’s untimely death on March 31, 2019. With a clearly Cali feel, Nip, Khaled and Legend perform amidst lowriders atop a building and mingle in the sun-soaked trenches. The video is a perfect reminder of everything great about Nipsey, whose insightful lyrics about family and legacy will forever remain in your consciousness.
“Lookin’ back at my life make my heart race/Dance with the devil and test our faith,” Nipsey raps over the StreetRunner, Tarik Azzouz and DJ Khaled-produced track. “I was thinkin’ chess moves but it was God’s grace/Crooked ass whoever ’til we all straight/With no shame, I peeped game and it’s all fake/South Central state of mind, high crime rate (Yeah)/Homicide hate, gang banging’ll get you all day (Yeah, yeah)/And look at my fate.”
Father of Asahd also features the top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance The Rapper, as well as “Top Off” featuring Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Future. Nas, Post Malone, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Lil Baby, Jeezy and more are featured on the albNipsyum also.