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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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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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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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  • Norris
  • 27-08-21

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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  • Gomeezy
  • 01-05-21

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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  • Uly
  • 17-08-21

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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  • Kenny Banks
  • 28-07-21

Dope

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

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  • Steve
  • 27-07-21

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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  • Ray A Gaulding
  • 29-11-21

Truly real and transformative message

this book was a great listen. I knew just about nothing about Nipsey. this book gives a great back story into alot of the things in his life.

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  • brittany
  • 18-11-21

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Perfect Story!!! Roll In Peace Nip! You are truly missed #LLKNH. Tupac of his generation mos def!

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  • veronica booth
  • 17-11-21

Driven

I didn’t know if Nispey prior to his murder. This book was a pleasure to listen to, get to know this young man who’s life was cut short. We as a people must do better! His killing is a senseless tragedy and L to our world not just community.

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  • JA Jackson Jr
  • 07-11-21

Great read

Great I had to take my time For this very great. Long live Nip Hussle the Great The marathon continues.

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  • Teddy Biscuit
  • 05-11-21

TMC

R.I.P. Nipsey Hussle. Amazing book and very touching. A lot of history told throughout the book.