As many of us celebrate Fathers Day, Hip Hop fans across the globe are also paying tribute to the late great, Tupac Shakur. Today, June 16th, would have been the legendary rapper’s 48th birthday. The iconic Los Angeles icon (by way of East Harlem & Baltimore) continues to be remembered for his contributions to Hip Hop.
From penning some of Hip Hop’s most iconic songs such as “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” to his breakout role alongside Janet Jackson in “Poetic Justice,” to his role on one of Hip Hop’s infamous labels, Deathrow Records, Tupac is legend. Simply put.
Not just because we’re a Los Angeles based brand, but because we appreciate the culture we draw inspiration from - this one is for you, Pac.
It is with sad regret that we share the news of Nipsey Hussle’s untimely passing.
Multiple news sources have confirmed that the Grammy-nominated rapper has died after a shooting near a clothing store he’s affiliated with in Los Angeles - his hometown. The LA Police Department also confirmed that two other people were injured during the shooting that occurred around 3:20PM. According to police reports, Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking log at Marathon Clothing on West Slauson Avenue in South LA. Paramedics were able to rush him to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
This story is still developing and no other information has been made available. Hussle, who’s real name is Ermis Ashgedom, recently Tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”
We send our condolences to his family and close loved ones.
Inside the King Ice Lions Den, meet the mural street artist Aleck Christian and Carla Ricci of Beautiful San Diego, who made it all possible. Arguably the best hip-hop street artist in the world, Aleck was invited to the King Ice office, near Los Angeles, CA., to paint what turned out to be a masterpiece. Directly on the interior walls of the entrance to the King Ice office is six larger than life, 10 feet murals of hip-hop legends Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls, 2Pac Shakur, Wu-Tang, Run D.M.C, Snoop Dogg, and Crowned Lion. We've already said too much so we'll let the work speak for itself.