The first in-depth bio­graphy of Nip­sey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and act­iv­ist before he was tra­gic­ally shot down in 2019.

 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.

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. 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.


Rob Ken­ner is one of the most pro­lif­ic and influ­en­tial voices in hip hop pub­lish­ing. A found­ing edit­or of Vibe magazine, he has edited and writ­ten fea­tures on icon­ic cul­tur­al fig­ures ran­ging from Tupac Shak­ur to Barack Obama. As an edit­or at VIBE Books, Ken­ner worked on the New York Times best­seller Tupac Shak­ur and con­trib­uted to The VIBE His­tory of Hip Hop. He co-authored VX: 10 Years of VIBE Pho­to­graphy and pro­duced Unbe­liev­able, a bio­graphy of The Notori­ous B.I.G. by Cheo Hodari Coker Jr.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.