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    Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle, Performs New Freestyle at B-Sides 2 Show in NYC!

    Jay Z Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle, Performs New Freestyle at B-Sides 2 Show in NYC!

    In New York City, music fans rejoiced at the grand re-opening of the famed, Webster Hall, with an epic concert headlined by none other than, JAY Z. The venue had hosted its last show in August of 2017. But Brooklyn Sports Entertainment Global (BSE) acquired Webster Hall in partnership with The Bowery Presents. Together, they decided to celebrate the grand re-opening with a historic concert. And who better than one of NYC’s music icons.

    The sold-out crowd was in for a special treat as Hov brought some friends with him to surprise concert goers. Including fellow New Yorkers, Nas, Cam’ron and Jim Jones. “Nas is my brother, Cam is my brother,” Jay proclaims, confirming that all is well despite past feuds. It was truly a joyous moment in New York Hip Hop, and Hip Hop, overall.

    Also using the opportunity to perform a new freestyle, Jay paid tribute to the late, Nipsey Hussle, highlighting the work he did for his community.

    Also, throughout the night, Jay can be seen rocking the iconic Roc-A-Fella chain. 

    Jay Z Roc-A-Fella Chain

    At King Ice, we highlight the importance of Hip Hop in our culture, and have offered an array of culturally relevant jewelry, seen here

     

    The Game & Kendrick Lamar Mourn Nipsey Hussle's Death

    The Game & Kendrick Lamar Mourn Nipsey Hussle's Death

    The day isn’t getting any lighter for those who are grieving the loss of father, friend, husband, and artist, Nipsey Hussle. Many have been taking to social media to express their mourning and share their condolences, in remembering another fallen Hip Hop icon. Earlier in the morning, rapper, The Game shared a video where you can hear him break down emotionally as he goes out for a late night drive. Another LA native, Kendrick Lamar, also honored Nip with a moment of silence during his set at Lollapalooza in Argentina.

    Beyond Los Angeles, beyond California, we remember Nipsey Hussle, his work in music, in his community, and for who he was as a person.

    See below as more celebrities share their reactions:

    Nipsey Hussle Killed in LA Shooting

    Nipsey Hussle Killed in LA Shooting

    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.

    Rest in paradise, king.