Nipsey Hussle’s story is getting the literary treatment. The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle, a new biography exploring the life of the slain rapper, is due out next year via Atria Books, Complex reports.
Music journalist Rob Kenner will author the book, which aims to “help set the record straight,” amid misinformation about the 33-year-old Los Angeles native who was gunned down outside of his Marathon Clothing store this past March. The book will feature interviews with Hussle’s friends and family.
Kenner, a VIBE founding editor who has written for Complex, The New York Times, Billboard, Mass Appeal and more, plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the book to Hussle’s estate. He also revealed that the book is unauthorized.
“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game.’ This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention,” Kenner told Complex. “The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became. Those who have read my work in VIBE, Complex, and elsewhere know what kind of tone to expect.”
The Marathon Don’t Stop is scheduled for release on March 24, 2020, a few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hussle’s death.