Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed on March 31st, 2019. The rap game lost a
Nipsey has sported a crown that has read numerous titles over the last decade; entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, and musician. Through it
This man provided fans with the blueprint to the
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
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
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.