When Grasp P stepped into the studio with Nipsey Hussle to file a tune for the upcoming movie I Obtained the Hookup 2, he says each rappers needed to create “street music with some soul and substance” — the consequence was “Street Millionaire.”
Simply two days later, on March 31, Hussle (actual title Ermias Asghedom) was killed within the parking zone of his Los Angeles clothes retailer. He was 33. “Street Millionaire”, which is about to launch July 12 on the premiere day of I Obtained the Hookup 2 was presumably the final tune the “Hussle & Motivate” musician ever recorded.
“This was a talented brother who cared about the community and did a lot ,” Grasp P, govt produces and star of I Obtained the Hookup 2 (a sequel to the 1998 crime comedy) tells PEOPLE. “This man was a star. His legacy is going to change so many lives.”
Get a PEOPLE unique preview of the observe, in addition to the movie trailer, beneath.
Following his dying, the Los Angeles native debuted 4 songs on the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart, three of which (“Double Up,” that includes Stomach and Dom Kennedy, “Last Time That I Checc’d,” that includes YG, and “Dedication,” that includes Kendrick Lamar) are from Hussle’s 2018 album Victory Lap, in accordance with Billboard.
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“Everything he got after he died, he deserved that before,” Grasp P, 44, tells PEOPLE. “He could really make music. People know now. His music touches millions of people now. I had people say, ‘You know, I never listened to his music. It’s really good’. But you waited ‘til he died? It makes no sense.”
The rappers observe, “Racks in the Middle,” that includes Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, entered the Sizzling 100 at Quantity 44. In response to Nielsen Music, Hussle’s music streams had been up 508% only one week after dying.
However, with the discharge of “Street Millionaire” and the remainder of the I Obtained the Hookup 2 soundtrack on the horizon, Grasp P needs to offer his late buddy the popularity he deserves — not just for his music, however for his charity work and his dedication to longtime love Lauren London.
“He took care of his kids and he took care of his girl,” Grasp P tells PEOPLE. “I do a lot in the community where he lived because of him. The marathon will continue. Through this project, we’ll be able to go back and take care of kids in the community and show them that it’s about doing what’s right, ‘Don’t worry if you’re not celebrated. Keep doing what’s right’.”
Grasp P says each he and Hussle needed to dig deeper with “Street Millionaire” and use it as a possibility to talk to younger folks. Lyrics like, “Blueprint, we’ve got to stop killing us / Man, killing the leaders, killing the ones that sacrifice and paving the way, that’s putting the money back in the hood / Man, we’re buying properties, we’re buying buildings, we’re investing in us. / We’re trying to build a generational wealth and it starts right here in the hood, man” mirror this.
Apart from the Hussle observe, I Obtained the Hookup 2’s soundtrack has number of old-meets-new type and hip hop-meets-R&B. Grasp P tells PEOPLE, “I think it’s going to be an incredible project. I can’t wait for it to come out.”
The rapper and actor stars reverse his son, Romeo Miller, within the upcoming movie, which options a big and various forged.
“I think this project is going to change the way Hollywood makes films,” Grasp P tells PEOPLE. “This is going to be a new wave. A lot of African-American and Hispanics and Latino filmmakers are going to benefit.”