Hip-Hop Pays Tribute To Nipsey Hussle After Fatal Shooting
Sunday afternoon (March 31st) Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside of his Los Angeles Marathon clothing store. The rapper was reportedly shot along with two other men, with Nip being the only one not to make it out alive.
Naturally, such news has sent a wave of shock and ultimate heartbreak throughout the hip-hop community and beyond. Neighborhood Nip is survived by longtime girlfriend and actress Lauren London and his children. Since news arrived of his tragic passing, his peers and supports have poured out tributes to mourn and celebrate the emcee, who earned a GRAMMY nomination this year for his Victory Lap opus.
Among those paying tribute include Drake who took to Instagram to reveal that he and Nipsey were finally planning to get into the studio after so long.
“My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,” penned Drake in an Instagram post. “We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.”
Prior to his death, Nipsey Hussle was effectively establishing himself as a force beyond music, speaking loudly and prominently within his city, well-known for being a community organizer and was also working on a documentary about Dr. Sebi, known for his claims of discovering the cure to HIV/AIDS. Sebi died under mysterious circumstances in 2016.
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You inspired millions..millions who will uphold your legacy forever. rest amongst the stars. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/7gZ795wcQT
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 1, 2019
MY HEART GOES OUT TO NIP N HIS FAM MAN , THIS MAN WAS ON THE RIGHT PATH AND DOING BETTER IN LIFE , N NIGGAS DO THIS EVIL SHIT, THIS GAME IS SO SHADY ITS DISGUSTING, RIP TO ONE OF THE ONLY REAL ONES LEFT @NipseyHussle 🙏🏽 SLEEP IN PEACE KING
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) April 1, 2019
Damn these folks just kilt Nipsey. That’s why I don’t care about being famous cause the hate is real I try to put out enlightening music and stay out the way!!! R.i.p Nip positive brother smh this one hurt 😔!!!
— CYHI THE PRYNCE (@CyhiThePrynce) April 1, 2019
Nipsey was a model for me: his music, his intelligence, his entrepreneurship, his love for his woman, his focus on community & education. He was an honorable chief in a time where honor is scarce. I still don’t want to believe the good die young #RIPNipsey
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) April 1, 2019
This shit is fucking crazy. I can’t even believe it. Nipsey literally spent his hard smart earned bread with me before I got on ON. When we were Icee Fresh inside the Slauson. That’s why if he ever needed anything I didn’t ask. I just showed up for him and supported pic.twitter.com/TRisV1iif8
— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) April 1, 2019
Hip-Hop aside..Nipsey was a Father. A Husband. A Son. A Brother. A community leader. He was a human and other humans need him.
He worked hard. He never asked for handouts. He wanted to learn & be great in every aspect of his being.#RIPNipseyHussle
You are a legend Soldier
— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) April 1, 2019
Rest in peace, Nipsey. Your talent and creativity will never be forgotten. Love and prayers to your family. pic.twitter.com/BLLfpwLm4K
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) April 1, 2019
I don’t know bout this world at all anymore bro this destroyed me man ..I love u forever @NipseyHussle
— Boogie (@WS_Boogie) April 1, 2019
Broke me…. we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in .. I’m tired 🙏🏾 prayers for my brother and his family
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 1, 2019
Me Spitta and Nip was all sleepin on couches when we linked up. This shit got me super sad.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) April 1, 2019
Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones. Man had a lot of v positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. Shit is wild we’re the … pic.twitter.com/PVRgZtKWdW
— Miguel (@Miguel) April 1, 2019
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