On March 31st, the black community lost a widely influential figure. Nipsey Hussle was not only a rapper but an entrepreneur, activist, father and a sign of hope for many African American men. Through his music and multiple interviews, he shared messages, motivating people to become entrepreneurs, own property and land while focusing to keep positive energy because the energy you put out is what you get back in return.
I had the pleasure of seeing Hussle perform in person last year and I’ll forever be grateful. Many African Americans referred to him as “the Tupac of our generation” because of the similarities between their minds. Both men spoke with intelligence, passing their knowledge onto their fans in hopes of creating a better society, particularly in the black communities. To lose this man at the tender age of 33 was a major blow for us.
For the past 4 days as I scroll down my social media feeds, you can see the pain many of his fans and fellow artists feel through their posts. His pictures, interviews and videos have flooded my Instagram and Facebook feeds. What does this mean? He clearly left his imprint on us. His legacy will hopefully stay with all of us as long as we live. This reminds me that the material things have no significance in this life. What truly matters is the impact you leave on this earth. No one remembers how many followers you had or how fly your outfits were. When you die, people will remember how you made them feel.
Nipsey Hussle’s death is a prime example of why the guns need to be put down. We will forever remember this man in our community and more importantly, in our hearts. I pray his family finds peace in all this.
Sleep in peace Hussle!