Lauren London took to social media today to honor Nipsey Hussle.
On her first Father’s Day since his untimely passing, London shared a photo of her, Nipsey, and their son, Kross with a caption that reads: “One of the reasons I fell in Love with You.. Your Fatherhood. Today we celebrate You Love you Ermias.”
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.
The Hip Hop community continues to honor the life of the late, Nipsey Hussle. Over the weekend, Charlamagne Tha God gifted Hussle’s long-time girlfriend, Lauren London, with a custom piece from renowned jeweler, Greg Yuna.
“I originally wanted to make a tribute piece regardless of being approached, but to make one with this purpose was even more fulfilling,” shared Yuna. He goes further into detail about the process of making the pendant, “We made a ad and spent tedious endless hours on the computer trying to get as much detail as possible in so we can print it on a state of the art 3D printing machine. We finally cast it in gold and laser in the tattoos. The finishing touches included the hand-selected full cut diamond in his ear.”
While Yuna has only met Nipsey once, throughout his career, he shares that he has the “utmost respect,” for the late rapper.
Nipsey Hussle’s unfortunate and untimely death has many in Hip Hop and in his community still mourning - even weeks after his passing. This speaks volumes on the impact the late rapper made. In honor of the icon, Meek Mill decided to have a custom diamond chain made in Nip’s honor. Taking to Instagram, Meek showcased the new icy chain with a caption that reads: “I'm forever gone rep #teamkings #forevernip.”
If you didn’t know, Meek and Nip were actually looking to release a collaborative project: “We’ve been cutting ideas and just getting in. We got a couple records that’s going to go off for the summer. It’s to hard at all, we just got to lock in and get the records done,” Nip once shared during a radio interview on LA’s REAL 92.3.