Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z

Preview Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z’s Collaboration ‘What It Feels Like’

Hussle x Hov.

After the announcement of their collaboration earlier in the day, a snippet of Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z’s highly-anticipated collaboration has arrived in a new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Over the triumphant track, JAY-Z raps about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya in the Shaka King-directed film.

“I arrived on the day Fred Hampton got mur—hold up / Assassinated just to clarify further,” he raps. “Black stones on my neck, y’all can’t kill Christ / Black Messiah is what I feel like / Shit ain’t gon’ stop till y’all spill blood / We gon’ turn up even more since y’all killed cuh.”

The song also features a powerful verse from Nipsey: “And this is what it feels like / The only reason I survived ’cause a ni**a is special / First you get successful, then it gets stressful.”

“What It Feels Like” can be found on the soundtrack to Judas and the Black Messiah, which arrives Friday featuring Nas, Rakim, A$AP Rocky, Lil Durk, Black Thought, Polo G, G Herbo, and Hit-Boy, who executive produced the album. The movie, starring Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, will be available in theaters and streaming on HBO Max the same day.

Judas and the Black Messiah Tracklisting