Though Nipsey Hussle's rap opus Victory Lap was launched on the high of the yr, the West Coast lyricist continues to churn out extra content material from his lauded mission. Today (Oct. four), Hussle premieres his 11-minute video for "Double Up," starring his girlfriend, Lauren London, actor Jackie Long, and the tune's options Dom Kennedy and Belly.
The Sergio-helmed clip begins in 2007, with Hussle and London portrayed as drug-dealing tandem making an obscene amount of money. Hussle teaches London the ins and outs of the sport and later asks her to make a drop-off to a consumer. As London drives to her vacation spot, she sees a police automotive tailing her. Though the cop doesn't cease her, London is clearly shaken by the incident and quits the drug recreation for good with out telling Nipsey.
Fast ahead 10 years later, London is married to a clear reduce enterprise man in Jackie Long. Sadly for the couple, they’re pressured to promote the plush mansion and little do they know, Nipsey is concerned about taking it off their palms. Nipsey walks into the home and is greeted by Long who asks London to present her a former beau a tour. After receiving the tour, Nipsey agrees to buy the home and asks London and her husband to come back over to his housewarming occasion.
To Nipsey's shock, London exhibits up, however with out her husband. The two spend time collectively and stroll alongside the seashore whereas the occasion is going down. Though London seems open to the thought of rekindling her torrid love affair with Nipsey, her former beau surprises her on the finish of the video by revealing that he additionally has a brand new associate in his life, which vexes the actress to the core.
"We needed to broaden on the thought of [the song] by telling a narrative of an deserted love affair between a younger hustler and his woman," Hussle tells Streets Talkin. "The life-style finally ends up being an excessive amount of for the woman and she or he leaves unexpectedly. Years later, the younger hustler finally ends up totally legit and profitable and runs into the woman and that interplay is the place the story continues."
Adds Hussle, "The narrative is autobiographical."
Check out the video for "Double Up" beneath.