In addition to a tribute performance by YG, John Legend and DJ Khaled, the late, Nipsey Hussle will also posthumously receive the Humanitarian Award at this year’s BET Awards.
As you all know, Nipsey Hussle was an active member of his community before he passed. His resilient efforts to serve those who were underserved and underrepresented doesn’t go unnoticed. Nipsey provided opportunities, through his various businesses, by employing those who were previously incarcerated.
A tribute performance is also scheduled with YG, John Legend and DJ Khaled leading the way. The trio will perform “Higher,” which was the last song Nipsey did a video for, before his untimely death.
Dj Khaled’s highly anticipated drop, “Father of Asahd,” arrived last night featuring a single titled, “Higher.” The record includes guest appearances by John Legend, and the late Nipsey Hussle. This was one of Nip’s last recordings, and the video, released yesterday as well, was his final appearance. Set in Inglewood California, the video finds the trio of iconic artists atop a building - which was filmed just dates before Nipsey’s death. The Eif Rivera directed visual is powerful and was rightfully dedicated.
Dressed in an all blue ‘fit, Nipsey reflects on family and faith: “Looking back at my life made my heart race. Dance with the devil and test all faith. I was thinking chess moves but it was God’s grace.”
DJ Khaled took some time in a recent Beats 1 Radio interview to share his thoughts on Nip: “Thank God for me to be able to work with a king like Nipsey Hussle. It’s been hard for me to watch the video, and listen to the song, but also, it’s very beautiful. When you see it, and hear it, you’re going to understand what I’m saying. It’s very beautiful because long live Nipsey Hussle, the Marathon continues.”
In a social media post, John Legend also commented, “Proud to be a part of this inspiring record with @djkhaled and @nipseyhussle. We lost him too soon.”
According to Khaled, all proceeds from “Higher” will benefit Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.