The passing of Nipsey Hussle got me bugged out. He’s someone I’ve always looked up to and inspired by. I respect the principals he lived his life by. A true leader in every sense of the word, who would get his hands dirty or get his feet wet if he has to, for “The People”. I’m sure he had to make tremendous sacrifices to reach 33. “He got crucified for what?, I asked while having a conversation with my homie Pip who’s also an admirer of Nip. “This one will be a mystery”, he responded. “Where was The People for his protection”, I asked myself. I just thought to myself — “no know will never know”. How will we ever know the reason behind what I call “his assassination”?By Oz’mosis
My advice to you who are reading this, live every day fully and waste no time on bullshit. You must live every moment and make each experience worthwhile. We will all go one day for sure, but it’s our experience that will be left behind. You are responsible for your story, make sure you have a great success story or a Victory Lap like Nipsey. Hence, you will continue to be victorious even after your passing. Nip’s legacy is to be celebrated and cherished. He has done a lot in his short voyage. He died at only 33 but has done so much as did Jesus.
What you should know is that this King did not die in vain. He did what he was sent here to do. He worked hard and has contributed greatly to the advancement of the African American community and American Culture. He has inspired people from all over the world with his perspectives and victorious stories. His last album, Victory Lap, is a classic Hip-hop album that gives a blueprint about a general should use his music, platforms, and intellectual properties. He talked about self-preservation, community empowerment, leadership, content management, and even show how to create and distribute content on social media. Nip did it independently. The Grammy dominated L.A MC fulfilled his dreams become dreams of many and they will follow his blueprint, but able to make updates. To use J. Cole tweet, “Nipsey you’re a legend. I respect and admire your career path and what you did for the neighborhood.” Like Cole, my heart is broken and I’m sad that you go so soon Nip, but I know you have gone nowhere and that you will always be here with us like so many late great legends such as Michel, Prince, Bob Marley, Tupac, Biggie, Manno Charlemagne and so on.
I thank you for all you have done for Hip-hop and the games you gave to the millennials. The way you gave it up — showing up at the Lakers games, ready to jump in the fight between Rondo and CPC with your Magic Jersey on as if you were one of Rondo’s teammates was funny and gave us a good meme. Your games on distribution and how your clothing store made its first million in the book motivated me who had the ambition to grow HMI Buzz. That has inspired me to update our business model so we can one reach our first million on original content that we create and distribute as well as on content we help develop and distribute. The marketing games you gave were organic. One can learn so much watching your interviews at the Breakfast Club. You’re still a “Big Boy” in your neighborhood. You elevated yourself to the point you had strong enemies, as tweeted just 20 minutes before your assassination – “ Having strong enemies is a blessing”.
Long live King Nipsey.