Diddy Explains How He Executively Produced Nipsey Hussle's 'Victory Lap' LP

By Tony M. Centeno

September 16, 2022

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Diddy and Nipsey Hussle spent plenty of time in the studio together while making their collaboration on the late rapper's Victory Lap album. Not only was he a featured artist on the album, but Diddy also served as an executive producer.

On Wednesday, September 14, Diddy stopped by Real 92.3's The Cruz Show and spoke about his work with Nipsey. During the conversation, the Love Records founder reveals how Nip brought him on as an executive producer just five days before he finished his Victory Lap album, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards. He also explains why his credit as one of the executive producers was initially left off the album.

"People do no know this," Diddy explained. "Somebody tried to jerk me but I fixed it. I actually am one of the executive producers of Nipsey Hussle's last album. So a lot of people don't know this. We got them to change in Wikipedia. Somebody over at the label tried to leave my name out but he came to me and said 'I want you to be apart' of helping me finish up this album.'"

"So I was apart of not just the record I was on with him on his last album," he continued. "He was like 'Yo I'm a big fan of Life After Death. I know you got like that vibe and I'm bringing that vibe. My stuff has a west coast sound but it also has a Bad Boy sound so I felt like Yo I really need you to come and help me out with this."

The multihyphenate artist appeared on track no. 4 of Victory Lap called "Young N***a," in which he goes by his OG moniker Puff Daddy. The Bad Boy founder made the revelation the day before he was revealed as the latest addition to the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Diddy will be performing at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday, September 24. Fans can tune in and watch live via an exclusive stream each night on September 23rd and 24th on The CW app and CWTV.com. The CW Network will also broadcast a two-night television special this October. Additionally, the festival will be broadcast live for fans via iHeartRadio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets, and on the iHeartRadio app. Buy your tickets now before it's too late!

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