Community Activist and Hip-Hop legend Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday. His death was soon confirmed by a Los Angeles city official. Two other men were shot but the suspect(s) remains at large.
At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased. We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 31, 2019
Hussle was a community organizer who bridged the gap between technology and culture while promoting ownership and entrepreneurship. He fought for children, inspired millions, and even built Vector90 STEM center in Crenshaw, which provides technical training, professional development and a comprehensive launch curriculum for start-ups. They pride themselves on curating a culturally resonant and inclusive environment.
Hussle was part of a team of artists and entrepreneurs who developed Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum devoted to honoring African-American artistic achievement. Hussle opened Marathon Clothing in June 2017. The store was technologically advanced to the point where customers could use a mobile application to enhance and customize their experience.
Hussle’s debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Nipsey Hussle’s death is a huge loss to the world, not just Hip-Hop and Los Angeles. Hussle stood for something greater than the music. He was a man who cared for his community and was doing everything he could to make where he grew up a better place. He was set to meet LAPD Monday to speak on improving gang violence in the neighbor. He was father, a husband, an activist, an entrepreneur, and so much more.
Many across the globe have reached out in his memory.
I’ll remember him this way. Bright, genuine, forward thinking.
I’ll remember the beauty that he saw in our community. And the beauty that he was.
He loved us. He’s left that love with us. And it cannot die.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 1, 2019
RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We filmed in Inglewood, close to where he grew up. He was so gifted, so proud of his home, so invested in his community. Utterly stunned that he's gone so soon.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 1, 2019
heartbroken and speechless
god bless your beautiful family
just spoke about working…
a community legend. a humble king… forreal. ah this don’t feel real. wow.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 1, 2019
R.I.P Nipsey pic.twitter.com/gjMwgkwrMO
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) April 1, 2019
Wow. I don’t even know what to say. I’m confused. Nipsey and I had just started really getting to know each other. I feel honored to have worked on his project. Nipsey represents change, he represents evolution, he represents everything our culture needs to embrace. pic.twitter.com/BN9240BYwK
— Diddy (@Diddy) April 1, 2019
RIP #nipseyhussle RIP … My fellow @RocNation soldier @NipseyHussle was shot dead today in LA. Tremendous loss for HUMANITY. Bridging culture and technology, promoting ownership & entrepreneurship. A genius in every way. Terrible, terrible loss. #NipseyForever #nipsey https://t.co/8ktyQBkklP
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) April 1, 2019
Artist. Activist. Angeleno.
L.A. mourns the loss of one of our own, Nipsey Hussle. pic.twitter.com/7DovnRkayn
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 1, 2019
Hussle’s last interview was with his wife Lauren London on GQ just a few days ago.
Rest in power Nipsey Hussle. Gone at the age of 33.