Nipsey’s store takes a hit.
If you know anything about the late, great Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, you’d know how much he loved being an independent artist and being a proud black business owner. So, what happened to his popular store on the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson, is a disgrace.
“The Marathon Clothing”, Hussle’s clothing line/store, opened its doors back in June of 2017 and has been very popular amongst his fans. This past Wednesday however, the late rapper’s store was vandalized and looted. Windows were broken and the entire plaza, which Nipsey owned, was tagged with spray paint.
Hussle had security cameras inside and outside the store, which helped track down his murderer when he was killed outside of his store back in March of 2019, so hopefully, authorities will be able to get to the bottom of this incident.
Hussle’s voice is still being heard
Even though Nip isn’t here physically, his spirit can still be heard through posthumous songs and pre-recorded songs before he passed. He was featured on DJ Mustard’s album, “Perfect Ten”, back in the fall of 2019 on the album-titled track. The song features a snippet of an interview Hussle with Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Real 92.3.
More recently though, Nipsey was featured on the new Big Sean album, “Detroit 2”, on the song “Deep Reverence”. The track was produced by Hit-Boy and is the lead single for the album. Sean took to Twitter before the song dropped saying “RIP NIP!” in honor of the song being dropped.
Hussle leaves behind a legacy
In his community, Nipsey was revered for being an independent artist who promoted giving back to the community and owning your own business. He leaves behind a great catalogue of music and children who will be able to carry on his legacy.
It is safe to say though, in light of the recent robbery, Nip deserves better than that. Rest In Peace Nipsey.