Nipsey Blue

Snoop Dogg Releases Nipsey Hussle Tribute ‘Nipsey Blue’

In honor of Nipsey Hussle’s birthday tomorrow, Snoop Dogg pays homage to the late great Neighborhood Nip on “Nipsey Blue.”

The touching tribute is a cover of blues and gospel singer Dorothy Moore’s “Misty Blue,” and finds a sentimental Snoop singing along to the soulful song.

“Homie, I can’t forget you / My whole world turns Nipsey blue,” he sings over the 1976 hit.

This is not the first time Snoop has honored his late friend. A year ago, he released his “One Blood, One Cuzz” tribute off his album I Wanna Thank Me. “For God so loved the world he gave us a good Crip / The late great Neighborhood Nip,” he rapped. “I swear to God nephew, you was the truth.”

During his funeral at L.A.’s Staples Center in April 2019, Snoop delivered a tearful tribute to Nipsey. “One thing that me and Nip had was a kind spirit … we met each other [and] it was like a magnet coming together,” he said. “We had the same spirit. But what was crazy was Nip mentality was stronger than a rapper that’s been in the game for 15 years.”

Nipsey was killed in a shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. He would have been 35 years old.