In light of the passing of 1 other California-based entirely memoir supreme hours before the 62nd Annual GRAMMYs Awards, Sunday's (Jan. 26) tribute to rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle took on an noteworthy more retrospective and highly efficient resonance.
Elsewhere during the ceremony, Nipsey - who was shot dead last March - was honoured with a wider tribute from Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, DJ Khaled, John Legend, YG, and Kirk Franklin, who performed a number of his songs, including "Higher". Watch the moving performance below.
The late rap icon, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, is nominated posthumously for three Grammy awards this year.
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The rapper tweeted after the tribute, "Letter to nip- every cent from this song made will go to Nipsey's family!". Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large.
Nipsey, real name Ermias Asghedom, was named the victor of the Best Rap Performance for his hit Racks in the Middle during a pre-Grammys ceremony event, where Lauren thanked fans for supporting her slain boyfriend, who was shot and killed outside his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles in March, 2019. Long live Nip. I told Nip when we were making the record, 'We gonna get some awards. They ended the performance collectively with a picture of Hussle and Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday morning, on the screen. The award is the first Grammy for the artist. Lauren London, Hussle's partner and mother of her child, accepted the award with several members of Hussle's family, including his grandmother. "So thank you, thank you, thank you".