Rest In Peace Nipsey Hu$$le

Ermias Asghedom

Nipsey Hu$$le, was murdered March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store, Marathon, on Slauson Ave in Los Angeles, CA.

Upon receipt of the disheartening news, the Hip-Hop world of fans and artists alike rushed to social media to pay their respects to the legendary rapper and activist.

Almost immediately, rumors of an assassination and conspiracy theories ran wild.

Many will claim that Nipsey Hu$$le was killed by the US Government for his works on a documentary about Dr. Sebi’s 1985-1988 trial where he was sued by the state of New York York for placing ads in local newspapers claiming to have a cure for AIDS. Dr. Sebi won his case at both the state court and federal court levels. (Originally Reported By: bet.com/news)

Aside from the documentary, Hu$$le was a huge activist in his very own community in Los Angeles.

He purchased real estate in the hood that he grew up in and renovated the spaces locally. Two of his more popular real estate ventures are Marathon Clothing, located inside of a strip mall he purchased in Crenshaw, and Vector 90. Vector 90 is a shared workspace hub that also boasts a STEM program for the youth of the community.

Nipsey made waves in the rap community by selling 1,000 copies of his 2013 mixtape ‘Crenshaw’ for $100 each. Rapper Jay-Z famously purchased 100 copies to show his support. Hu$$le made $100K from the venture. (Originally Reported By: Forbes)

Although his passing is untimely, heartbreaking, and sad, let not his endeavors die in vain.

As viciously

as he was torn away

from his family and supporters.

is as viciously as we should all fight

to keep his visions and his passions

of propelling his fellow brethren alive

and thriving.

We will always miss you Nip.

Nipsey Hu$$le is survived by his fiancée and mother of his son, actress Lauren London, two children Kross and Emani, as well as his parents, siblings, relatives, friends, and fans worldwide.

The Marathon Continues…

Credits

Written by Jazzo. Edited by Herstun.

Original artwork by Emmanuel Gyamfi Boateng from Ghana. Art name – El. — I didn’t feature her artwork here because it is meant in a memorandum of Nip. We will have a full feature with the Mind of El coming soon so look out for it.

In the meantime follow him on IG and comment below if you would like information on purchasing this particular print.

curated by w.d. herstun

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