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Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed on March 31st, 2019. The rap game lost a true great one, a family lost a father, and the world lost a true leader. It hurts my heart immensely to write this and I’ve never felt that way about a celebrity or artist prior. I’ve always wanted to put together a best of Nipsey Hussle Spotify playlist, but I didn’t think it would be under these circumstances.

Nipsey has sported a crown that has read numerous titles over the last decade; entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, and musician. Through it all he has best been known for providing endless game through his music, interviews, and social media. Before Nipsey, you would never guess that a 140 character tweet could change your life.

This man provided fans with the blueprint to the grind and manifested his destiny in front of our eyes and ears over the past 8+ years. The world was a better place with Nipsey Hussle in it and it will forever be blessed to have been graced by his presence for 33 years. We pray for your family, we pray for Los Angeles, and we love you Nip.

I’ve been a fan of Nip since the Bullets Got No Name series. I still remember seeing the ‘Hussle In The House’ music video when it first dropped and thinking, the West Coast is back! I remember going to the Smokers Club Tour in Portland with Nip, Smoke DZA, and Curren$y. I think that was the best value for a show I’ve ever had, tickets were like $20.

The RMR team had the privilege of getting a tour of the Marathon Clothing Store last October. This was the first true smart store, something that would fit in on Fairfax Ave. But Nipsey, he put it right in the neighborhood he grew up in. Employed the people of that neighborhood, giving opportunities that would never be available otherwise. Every homeless person for 6/7 blocks in any direction was wearing a Crenshaw or Marathon sweatshirt. It was an incredible experience and I’ll never forget seeing the man’s impact in front of my face.

Most dear to my heart were the words, and the content which Hussle lived by. Living up to his last name, anyone who’s about their grind could associate with Nipsey. No matter if you’re a college student, selling drugs, or working a 9-5; it’s impossible to not listen to Nipsey and be inspired to be the best you that you can be. I spent 5 years of my life on the freeway taking trips once a week grinding. The majority of this time was by myself and the music coming out of the speakers in my ’98 Nissan Maxima. Nipsey Hussle was one of the most played artists on my iPod and mix CD’s. When his first major single dropped with Lloyd ‘Feeling Myself,’ I was working as a night club DJ. I played that song every night I spun. Three nights in a row every week for a year, no lie.

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I believe the best way we can honor Nipsey’s legacy is to continue to follow the blueprint he’s laid forth. Stay focused on your goals, take care of your people, build your community, give back, and don’t ever take your foot off the fucking brakes. Get money, save money, invest in yourself, believe in yourself, and fuck everything that doesn’t concern your goals or your family.

The Marathon Continues…

Best Of Nipsey Hussle Spotify Playlist

You can support Nipsey’s family by streaming his music (he owns his masters) or copping merch/clothing at his store here.

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