Earlier today, before Wayne went all “I don’t wanna be on Cash Money anymore,” Neighborhood Nip took to the Twitter to announce that we will be dropping a “surprise” new album in the coming weeks, Mailbox Money.
His first since the well-received 2013 release Crenshaw, which made news for copies being sold at $100 a pop, the album will drop on December 20th via iTunes and through Nipsey’s various websites. Check out the cover for it below.
UPDATE: Want a hard copy of the album? You better have a rack to let loose. Yes, a THOUSAND dollars.
“There will only be 100 hard copies and they are $1000 each,” he told MTV News, adding that it will also be released for free via iTunes and the Proud 2 Pay platform built for the Crenshaw release. “The 100 people that buy the P2P version will be granted access to a private advance listening session of [upcoming 2015 album] Victory Lap at the secret Marathon Store we are going to open the day of the listening!”
“I wanted to do something with no promo,” he said of what he’s calling the “album before the album” which is due out later this month.
“It’s all original music. Being honest, these ain’t mixtapes, they’re albums. These original songs, concepts, the biggest producers, the biggest rappers in the game are a part of [it] and bringing creativity to [it]. I don’t want to devalue it by calling it a mixtape. It’s really just music — more conversations for my people,” Nip continued.
Salutes to whoever is crazy enough to spend $1,000 on an album. You’re better than me.
Meanwhile, the first single “50 Niggaz” can be heard here.