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The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy - before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated to building up.

In the 10 years since he first met Nipsey Hussle in the offices of Vibe, journalist Rob Kenner followed Hussle’s career, paying close attention to the music and business movement he was building in Los Angeles. Ten years later, they spoke again. To Kenner, it became clear that Hussle had been underestimated his entire life - not just for his artistry but also for his intellect and intentions.

For Nipsey Hussle, "The Marathon" was more than a mixtape title or the name of a clothing store; it was a way of life, a metaphor for the relentless pursuit of excellence and the willpower required to overcome adversity day after day. Hussle was determined to win the race to success on his own terms, and he wanted to see his whole community in the winner’s circle with him.

Combining on-the-ground reporting and candid interviews with Hussle’s friends, family, and peers, The Marathon Don’t Stop traces the life and work of an extraordinary artist, placing him in historical context and unpacking his complex legacy. For the first time ever, members of his inner circle will speak about the man they knew and his determination to maintain integrity amidst the treacherous extremes of street life and the rap game.

The Marathon Don’t Stop is a journalistic account of Nipsey Hussle’s life and times, making sense of the forces that shaped a singular figure in hip hop culture.

©2020 Robert J. Kenner. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • DonnyR
  • 20-04-2021

Hussle and Motivate

Deep insight into a leader who constantly faced adversity and overcame such unfathomable challenges. Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited for the saying “ foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. Nipsey Hussle is the epitome of meaningful consistency being the angel of of great minds. TMC!

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  • Stephen Brown
  • 16-04-2021

Incredible

This book although unauthorized is simply amazing. Rob Kenner takes the reader on a journey through the life of Nipsey. You get to understand more about this remarkable icon. His highs, & lows, his defeats & triumphs. I was blown away my the attention detail & came away super impressed. I wanted the book to be even longer. The narrator also did a fantastic job. This is the type of writing that needs to be supported. Hip hop has made a huge impact on countless lives. We needs more literature like this. Buy this book do not borrow it from the library. Thank you Rob for this. The marathon don’t stop!!!!!

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  • chris ford
  • 12-04-2021

Great book !

Great book about a great man . Great content. Nip was a real 1 . The Marathon Continues !

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  • lex
  • 12-04-2021

Inspirational to say the least

The man himself was an inspiration to many. To hear his story, filled with failures and success, can be a true inspiration to youth who find themselves in the same position in the hood of America. the marathon continues Nip LLKNH

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  • Derrick
  • 09-04-2021

Prolific

This is a very detailed look into the life of the late Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Ashgedom! Thank you for this piece of work! RIP to a real one!! #TMC

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  • RJ2495
  • 09-04-2021

To Live and Die in L.A.

As a L.A. native this book gives a very accurate description of L.A. streets before, during and after the life of Nipsey. I found myself self reflecting during this period. Nipsey obviously meant more to L.A. as the rest of the world slept on him, but his persistence and dedication as a hustler has now been respectfully recognized. This book did not disrespect, while carefully tip-toeing around the L.A. gang seen. Narrator also does a great job. Great listen! RIP Nip!

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  • Pontotoc
  • 07-04-2021

Nip Hussle In The House

Great unofficial sort of The Life of Nipsey Hussle. !! The more exposure the better. King

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  • mustang
  • 05-04-2021

Outstanding!!

It’s great to follow nipseys life journey but it’s so tragic that it was ended by a worthless human being... Thanks for doing an amazing job with this book. I’ll definitely be listening to it a few more times.

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  • Robin M Hearon
  • 05-04-2021

love everything about this story!

I am do glad was notified about this book. Growing up in Carson, and hanging out in LA, Slausen area gave me the insight of relating to everything in this book. I love every word, and I loved how he explored origins of people and places most are unfamiliar with. I've done that same thing in my books.

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  • Jonathan
  • 02-04-2021

the marathon continues cuhh

such an amazing book, nipsey was ahead of his time so inspiring. definitely recommend for any nipsey fan or someone who wants to know more about him.

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