Nas reveals Nipsey Hussle was plotting a documentary about his third studio album 'I Am' prior to his 2019 death.
Nas celebrated the 22nd anniversary of his third studio effort I Am on Tuesday (April 6). The album was released on April 6, 1999 as the follow-up to his 1996 album It Was Written and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling roughly 470,000 copies in its opening week. While thanking his fans for the support on Instagram, the Illmatic legend revealed Nipsey Hussle had approached him about making a documentary about the project prior to his March 2019 murder. This album started out as a double album until half of it leaked, he wrote in the caption. Our brother Nipsey met with me to discuss doing a documentary on it and i was beyond honored. Didnt get to happen. I Am, my 3rd Lp was released April 6 1999. Thank you all for the love. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) As Nas noted in the post, I Am was initially intended to be a double album called I AmThe Autobiography but suffered a leak prior to its arrival, forcing Nas to whittle it down to one album. Subsequently, I Ambecame one of the first major label releases to be widely leaked using MP3 technology, but several of the leaked songs ultimately showed up on Nas 2002 release The Lost Tapes. Nipsey Hussles life was cut short on March 31, 2019 when he was fatally shot outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Central Los Angeles, bringing his ambitious career to a sudden halt. His 2018 studio album