Much like his famous catchphrase “The Marathon Continues,” Nipsey Hussle’s legacy is pushing forward stronger than ever a year after the tragedy…
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.”
Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Hussle’s death and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever. He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains a favorite of his hip-hop peers and his death has reshaped his hometown of Los Angeles in some unexpected ways.
Throughout the city, murals dedicated to Hussle have been painted, rival gangs have had peace talks and a group of men convene in a cross-country book club to discuss books recommended by the rapper.
“It shows you how powerful and great he is,” said DJ Khaled, who won a Grammy with Hussle and Legend for “Higher” for best rap/sung performance. Hussle’s song “Racks in the Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy took home an award for best rap performance.