Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill and Fat Joe are keeping Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy alive. The hip-hop pair have come forward to remember the late rap icon on his 36th birthday.
Both Meek and Fat Joe relied on the power of Instagram to salute Hussle. They shared throwback pics of the legendary West Coast rapper and acknowledged his greatness.
“REST IN POWER NIPSEY!”
“RIP NIP 🙏🏽💙”
Hollywood actress Lauren London knows the importance of August 15. The popular entertainer also stepped forward to remember her late king and soulmate.
LL went to her Instagram page to share a throwback pic of Hussle shirtless and smiling. She used the caption to speak on their everlasting connection and unbreakable bond.
“Happy Birthday My King! I Love You Today and Forever Missing you is just apart of my DNA and I wear it with honor. Kross reminded me that you are “36” like me. 💙✨ 1 of 1 Hussle The Great there will never ever be another”
Nipsey Hussle’s Family To Wait For Justice
Hussle’s immediate family will have to wait longer for justice. The newest lawyer of the suspect responsible for killing Nipsey in March 2019 recently said the trial should go to court by next winter.
Justice might not come until 2022, which will be almost three years since the Crenshaw native died. A series of delays have come in the trial: the alleged shooter Eric Holder refused to leave his cell last month, the previous judge in the case retired, and O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden stepped down as Holder’s defense attorney after threats to his family.
New lawyer Aaron Jansen also added Holder has a history of mental health issues and offered this as a reason for what went down on March 31, 2019.
“He does have a significant mental health history,” he said of his client. “One of the things affecting him [in March 2019] was that his mother had just passed away. He was pretty despondent.” The case was later postponed repeatedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the retirement of its previously assigned judge. (NY Daily News)
Hip-Hop Remembers Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy
The rap game recently kept Nipsey’s legacy alive. In March 2021, everyone from West Coast rap veteran Game to Dreamchasers’ Meek Mill stepped up to properly remember the slain hip-hop icon’s life.
Game went super throwback mode with a rare look at himself alongside Hussle. Meek shared a flashback to himself hanging out alongside Nipsey.
“One I found in the archives. Rest easy king 🏁” -Game
“REST IN POWER @nipseyhussle 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙” -Meek Mill
“🙏🏽❤️ God bless Nip” -Fat Joe
Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Wants Out
According to prior reports, Hussle’s suspected killer Eric Holder showed up in March to a Los Angeles court and shared issues with his “extremely high” $6.5 million bail. Eric’s legal representative argued he’s not a risk to the public and ultimately had a bail reduction motion filed.
The public filing argues Holder’s criminal history before the alleged shooting was “insignificant,” including only one felony conviction in 2012 for carrying a concealed firearm. “Based on the isolated nature of this case, Mr. Holder does not pose a risk of harm to the public,” the motion states. “Even a reduction of bail down to $4 million should satisfy any concerns by the court and the District Attorney,” the filing from public defender Lowynn Young states. The filing argues Holder isn’t a flight risk because he doesn’t hold a passport and has significant family ties to the community, including a father who’s a government worker. (New York Daily News)
In the past, SOHH highlighted Nipsey Hussle as being one of the most publicized and inspiring forms of Black excellence leadership.
Nipsey Hussle + Lauren London’s Son Is Growing Up Fast
Recently, Nipsey’s four-year-old Kross and his brother Kam (Lil Wayne‘s son) were at the birthday party for rapper OT Genasis and reality TV star Malika Haqq‘s son, Ace. After OT posted a video of the kids, fans couldn’t help but notice how much Kross looks like his late father.
Lauren London’s sons Kam (in black and white) and Kross (in red) were at the birthday party