When Master P stepped into the studio with Nipsey Hussle to record a song for the upcoming film I Got the Hookup 2, he says both rappers wanted to create “street music with some soul and substance” — the result was “Street Millionaire.”
Just two days later, on March 31, Hussle (real name Ermias Asghedom) was killed in the parking lot of his Los Angeles clothing store. He was 33. “Street Millionaire”, which is set to release July 12 on the premiere day of I Got the Hookup 2 was possibly the last song the “Hussle & Motivate” musician ever recorded.
“This was a talented brother who cared about the community and did a lot [for it],” Master P, executive producer and star of I Got the Hookup 2 (a sequel to the 1998 crime comedy) tells PEOPLE. “This man was a star. His legacy is going to change so many lives.”
Get an exclusive preview of the track (which includes explicit language), below, as well as the film’s trailer, above.