Snoop Dogg, T.I., And More Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On The One Year Anniversary Of His Death

Snoop Dogg, T.I., And More Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On The One Year Anniversary Of His Death

Long live Nip tha Great.

Published April 1st

Written by Danielle Ransom

The final day of March, Tuesday (March 31), marked the first anniversary since the devastating loss of hip-hop’s beloved rap artist, community altruist, and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle after he was fatally shot in front of his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles. Nipsey was 33-years-old

  1. The tragic loss of the Crenshaw-native has continued to weigh heavily on the hearts of those within the hip-hop community. Longtime fans and close friends of the late rapper have found solace in the  mementos and wisdom he left behind through interviews, friendly conversations and the example he set as a leader transforming his community. Last night, actress Lauren London took to Instagram where she penned a heartrending tribute to her late partner along with a photo of the two together at his Marathon clothing store. “The pain is as heavy today as it was a year ago,” she wrote.  

    RELATED: Lauren London Honors Nipsey Hussle A Year After His Murder


  2. In remembrance of the philanthropist, entrepreneur, and activist, tributes flooded in from across the globe. Compton’s YG, who was a close friend of Nipsey’s, honored him with six dozen roses.

    “BIG BRO. WE LOVE YOU. WE MISS YOU,” he wrote. “6 dozen of roses. 6 1942’s. 6 of yo real loved 1s.” 

    West Coast rap icon Snoop Dogg also shared a clip from Nipsey’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood interview where he explained why he turned down the opportunity to portray Snoop in Straight Outta Compton. “I studied branding and one of those laws is you don’t walk in no great man’s shoes,” the late rapper proclaimed. Big Boy also shared the clip on his official Instagram page, writing “Wise words being spoken!!!”

    T.I., Fat Joe, and Meek Mill were among the numerous rap luminaries that took to social media to send up their regards to their slain brother-in-rhyme. See how they honored Nipsey Hussle and his legacy below:

  3. YG
  4. Snoop Dogg
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  5. DJ Khaled
  6. The Game
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    Hu$$le man..... can’t believe it’s been one year since you departed from this krazy world. “Time flies” has an entire different meaning these days. I know you’re proud of what your life’s mission has accomplished in the past 12 months. You have truly touched the hearts of people all around the world. Your face is everywhere... your music is timeless & your words are heard loud & clear. There are newborns named “Ermias” & I can’t get on anything and not see someone quoting you. A true KING to his people with a heart of gold. A pure soul who knew exactly what the world needed for motivation. My only wish is that you could’ve been here to see it all unfold yourself. Here for times like now when people need to be uplifted the most. The ultimate sacrifice: surrendering your life to God so that others would learn that there is much more to life than to care only for ones self. The world is about to hard reset & I’d like to think that you were one of the reasons for what’s to come in the future. A world where we have to think before we act. Care for those around us. Remember the importance of the everyday essentials, clean food, water, herbs & taking care of the most important thing on earth.... HUMANITY. Being forced to stay inside & with those closest to you is not a bad thing in my eyes. Yes, the pandemic is claiming lives & my loves goes out to the families of those lost.... But, I see this as a peaceful time that we will never see again in our lifetime. A time to reflect, empower, strategize & focus on how to make a true impact to what will soon be the new world. Things will never be the same after this & it is on all of us to adapt efficiently & contribute positively for all of us so that we can live in a world as ONE. The earth as we know it is sick... We are all home waiting for what’s next. While we’re waiting, let’s not add to the problem but prepare to be apart of the solution. We all need US. Especially now.... my love is with every single person on this earth during these times. This is the mark of a NEW BEGINNING. I’m ready enough for all of us. #TheMarathonContinues #LongLiveNipseyHussle 🏁 [@madsteez thank you for this piece, can’t wait to hang it]

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  7. Fat Joe
  8. T.I.
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    Rest up Cuzz 🏁🙏🏽👑

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  9. Russell Westbrook
  10. Meek Mill
  11. Jeezy
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    Long live the Great 🏁

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  12. Hit-Boy
  13. Fabolous
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    Long Live @nipseyhussle 💙🏁

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  14. Ty Dolla $ign
  15. Omarion
  16. Dave East
  17. Scott Storch

(Photo L-R: Monica Schipper/WireImage, Steve Granitz/WireImage, and Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Lil Trap House)


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