Right now the west coast is in a serious state of mourning. On March, 31, 2019 the west coast lost Grammy nominated Nipsey Hussle to senseless gun violence. If you ask many of my peers they’d say our generation lost our present day Tupac.
The same way Tupac’s death affected not only the the rap culture but the world back in 1996, in loosing Nipsey Hussle (another young legend) we all felt that pain again. Even if you didn’t know him you at least had empathy about his untimely passing because he was legit a good dude who touched so many lives.
Nipsey’s celebration of life ceremony and 25 mile funeral procession was a testament of how much of a cultural influence he had.
Nipsey was a not just a young Black successful rapper but a leader, activist, family man, mentor, friend, father and entrepreneur who never forgot where he came from and always gave back. The fact that he came from nothing-it’s inspiring and let’s me know that you can have anything you want if you hustle and go get it.