A year ago, philanthropist, father, and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was shot outside of his Marathon clothing store in South Central Los Angeles – his name tops the list what and who South Africans are searching for online today, according to trends.google.com. Search for his name was 20K+ plus as at press time.
He has become more popular in South Africa in death when he was alive, with lots of heartfelt messages pouring out onto him online.
He was only 33 years old. March 31 2020 marks one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle most tragic loss.
This past January, Nipsey Hussle went to receive two Grammys posthumously for Best Rap Performance for his 2018 single “Racks In The Middle” which featured Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, along with Best Rap Song for his collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend for their song “Higher”.
Prior to his untimely death, Nipsey Hussle real name Ermias Asghedom was a major advocate for community work.
Former President Barack Obama celebrated the life of Nipsey Hussle and praised him for his contributions to uplift his community in Los Angeles.
Rapper The Game spoke about the impact Hussle had on the hip hop world and the importance of his legacy, “You have truly touched the hearts of people all around the world. Your face is everywhere…your music is timeless & your words are heard loud & clear. There are newborns named “Ermias” & I can’t get on anything and not see someone quoting you. A true KING to his people with a heart of gold.”
In honor of Nipsey Hussle, Tidal will be hosting an exclusive free 18-hour livestream, which will feature performances from the rapper along with exclusive tribes from celebrities such as J Cole and Big Sean.