Nipsey Hussle

Sparked by the life and untimely passing of Nipsey Hussle, this major collaborative project looks at his work and the events around his passing.

Much of the work is reflective, and by those who grew up in the second and third wave of hip hop looking at how a figure garnered so much attention and left an indelible legacy in pushing towards improving self and community.

The Nipsey Hussle Edition | MCP Introduction

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The untimely murder of Nipsey Hussle, birth name, Ermias Asghedom transformed me. From shock to anger to grief to sadness to purpose—all these mark the stages that end with this impromptu major collaborative project, The Nipsey Hussle Edition.

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Nipsey notes | Think Piece

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“This Brother was a Good Brother. He didn’t’ get into an excessive amount of trouble…”

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Even those who attempted to smear his legacy had not a single leg to stand on | Think Piece

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We hear about celebrities dying pretty often, and I always do the same thing. Call my cousin, say, “damn that’s too bad” then reflect on what their career meant or didn’t mean in my life, and move on. It takes all of three minutes.

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Mixtapes, murals and memorials: LA stopped to pay their respects to a king | Photo Story

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He was cool like Snoop
Had a hustle like Jay Z
And was a revolutionary like ‘Pac.

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Discovering Nipsey Hussle’s legacy | Think Piece

When I first heard the news about Nipsey Hussle, I had no idea who he was. As a 43-year-old white Jewish guy from Chattanooga, Tennessee, my music taste teeters between dad rock and whatever my elementary-school-aged boys are listening to.

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‘I’ve never felt the city’s pulse like this. I’ve never felt the city mourn like this.’ The passing, life and impact of Nipsey Hussle

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Entertainment industry executive and musician, Dame Crawford briefly talks about how Nipsey Hussle’s life and his work reached far wider than he knew.

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He was true royalty: Jaaye Person-Lynn speaks on all things Nipsey Hussle | Video

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Jaaye Perosn-Lynn, an abolitionist and civil rights attorney who also practices criminal defense, speaks on his connections and admiration for artist-activist, Nipsey Hussle.

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‘It’s blue rags and murders out here.’ Los Angeles simmers at the announcement of LAPD arrest in Nipsey Hussle shooting

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Tension in South Los Angeles cools when residents learned that the Nipsey Hussle shooting suspect, Eric Holder, was apprehended.

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Los Angeles citizens enact their own investigation to deliver a suspect in Nipsey Hussle shooting

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The Los Angeles Police Department identifies a suspect in the shooting death of Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Ashgedom, thanks to the investigative and collective work of community members.

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‘This shit kicked the air out of Los Angeles.’ Rapper, activist, entrepreneur, Nipsey Hussle shot and killed

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At 33, Nipsey Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Ashgedom, was one of the last frontiersmen who worked to sustain a viable and visible Black Los Angeles community. He juggled several ventures in his beloved Crenshaw District. On Sunday, the same place he worked hard to empower is where he was gunned down.

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