A year ago today, legacy hip hop star Nipsey Hussle lost his life by a gunshot wound.
What We Know:
- On the anniversary of his death, fans are still mourning his loss and keeping his memory alive with touching tributes on social media.
- On March 31, 2019, at the age of 33, Nipsey was the target of a fatal shooting in Los Angeles and passed away.
- Nipsey’s tragic death took a toll on the music world as well the whole world. He is survived by his long-term partner Lauren London, their two-year-old son, Kross, and his seven-year-old daughter, Emani.
- As a tribute today London took to Instagram to remember Nip, sharing a black-and-white photo of the rapper with a moving caption. “Miss you every second of every day and even in my sleep,” she wrote. “Until we are together again..Im holding it down.”
- Murals of the rapper popped up in cities around the country. Former Present Barack Obama wrote a heartfelt letter that was shared during his memorial service and his musical talents were recognized with two posthumous Grammy Awards.
- On Tuesday, Hip-Hop starts from T.I and Meek Mill, to Ditty and Trae the Truth shared messages paying tribute to the rapper.
- Jay-Z also freestyled a tribute to Nipsey at a New York City concert last April. His lyrics said, “ Gentrify your own hood, before these people do it claim eminent domain and have your people movin’ That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing.”
- Destination Crenshaw, which was named by Nipsey Hussle, is a 1.3-mile open-air museums to revitalize and recognize black Los Angeles though art and culture. Nipsey worked to help secure $10 million for its construction to inspie a generation of people of color.
- According to GoodMorningAmerica, Nipsey invested his Crenshaw neighborhood by buying property and starting various business from his Marathon Clothing store, the co-working space Vector 90 to support entrepreneurs, restaurant, services shops, Marathon Studios, and more.
As a product of Leimert Park I learned how to ride my bike around the fountain. This project means a great deal to me. @destinationshaw #LeimertPark pic.twitter.com/QicCALXVzj
— Holly J. Mitchell (@_HollyJMitchell) March 1, 2020
On April 4, 2019, Eric Holder was charged with Nipsey’s murder. He has pleaded not guilty and his latest hearing to set a trial date has been delayed amid coronavirus pandemic, according to The Associated Press.
R.I.P Nipsey Hussle, The Marathon Continues🏁 pic.twitter.com/1O3Q3Cv41C
— Debating Hip-Hop (@DebatingHipHop_) March 31, 2020