For a relatively underground rapper from Los Angeles, Nipsey Hussle
has covered a lot of ground in the industry. His 2008 mixtape Bullets Ain’t Got No Name resulted in features with Drake and Snoop Dogg and a nod in XXL magazine. Unfortunately, his major-label Epic Records debut achieved “infinitely shelved” status, and now Mr. Hussle hustles for himself. In October, his mixtape Crenshaw was available in a limited editon of 1,000 copies, priced at $100 each. Twenty-four hours later, he’d sold them all—100 of them to Jay-Z. Needless to say, the buzz on this guy is huge. Catch him on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $20. 707.762.3565.