FOR RELEASE 29th APRIL 2021
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.