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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Best Seller

This “beautiful tribute to a legendary artist” (Quincy Jones) is 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.

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. 

A moving and powerful exploration of an extraordinary artist, The Marathon Don’t Stop places Hussle in historical context and unpacks his complex legacy. Combining on-the-ground reporting and candid interviews, “Rob Kenner has given us the book the world - and hip-hop and pop culture - has been waiting for...one that should be celebrated alongside the best biographies ever about iconic figures we have loved - and lost” (Kevin Powell, author of When We Free the World).

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

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Proflic

Great listen... couldn't stop listening while at home, in the car, or at work. Nip's story is very inspirational.

The Marathon truly does continue, and does not stop!

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Must read - should be in leadership section!

This book should be required reading for any future Entreprenuer. Read take notes then repeat

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Pretty good but not engaging enough for me

The book and story were overall pretty cool about what he did but it wasn't really written in a way that was catching my attention. After a couple chapters I was just not that captivated by it and ended up not finishing the last 3 hours. I personally liked gucci's book better.

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Dope

Truly enjoyed this book and gained a new level of inspiration from nip hussle!

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Prolific

What an amazing listen 🙌🏼 much love and respect for your skills and dedication to tell his story. He is forever missed but never forgotten RIP Nip Hussle 💙

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this was a solid read for real... I'll recommend this for everybody to one day reae

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as a man who's live has been touched by the legacy of the great NH Nip.. I needed this.. thank you

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Inspirational

I first heard Nipsey Hussle's music after he was assassinated and since then, my reverence for an just 2 years younger than me had grown. This book doesn't seek to glorify, but it doesn't have to because the story itself will Inspire. "I don't have to change the world, but I will spark the mind that does" Tupac. Rest well Nipsey

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R.I.P Nipsey

Loved it shined so much light on a true man of the most high

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Hussle and motivate

At times I felt when you were narrating I felt nips essences definitely made me want to elevate my hussle TMC🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁

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  • 01-17-22

Inspirational

As a huge fan of this great human being, I am so pleased you guys did his story justice. Excellent.

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  • Gavin henry
  • 12-21-21

Great Insights

Loved this audio book, has some great insights into Nipsey Hussle tha great, this is well worth the purchase.

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  • jon
  • 11-01-21

Well researched

Prolific, so gifted, I’m the type that’s gon go get it.

Super insightful and well thought out. The lyrical references were a reminder of how epic Nip was.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-21

A fitting biography & tribute to Nipsey’s work and legacy

A detailed story of Nipsey’s humble beginnings, conscious & forward thinking to his journey to becoming a star. An enjoyable listen for Long time nip fan. There were some stories that I’d heard nip reference on songs / interviews but not go into detail over. This plugged some of those gaps.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-21

A very good listen

Overall, I loved this book. The performance and story was really engaging. I was always well aware of Nipsey Hussle's music, but not really aware of his life and how he lived. I am amazed at his accomplishments and all that he did for his community.

The way this book was written really illustrated how Nipsey's mind worked and his real knack for business. He took his time and really thought hard about how his business decisions affected him. I would have loved to have met him to pick his brain.

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  • 09-09-21

Great insight into his life

Great book only thing I disliked was an eloquent voiced person narrating trying to pronounce street slang, every word was like nails on a chalk board.