Preview Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z’s Collaboration ‘What It Feels Like’
Written by on February 10, 2021
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.