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The hip-hop community and the city of Los Angeles are still in deep mourning at the news of the passing of our family. The death of Nip left people all over Los Angeles with great sorrow but during his Celebration of Life Memorial Service, artists and fans gathered together to celebrate the incredible life of Nipsey and continue the Marathon.
Jay-Z was among one of the many prominent artists who have paid tribute to the beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle during his Staples Center memorial service yesterday, April 10th. HOV showed love and support to Nip from the very beginning. Back in 2013 Jay-Z even bought 100 copies of $100 Crenshawmixtape units and he continued to show his love and support for Nip by writing an emotional letter that was included in the program pamphlets and distributed at The Celebration of Life memorial service.
Check out what Jay-Z had to say below.
” Renown late Professor, Dr, Howard Thurman introduced us – many years ago – to the existence of a new black man …..
“…. there is something in every one of us that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in ourselves and that IT is the only true guide that we would ever have. And that if we cannot hear it, we will all of our lives spend our days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls!”
“Top of the top,” this is how Nip always greeted me in the morning as if he was reminding me that he was steadfastly holding on to the top of the top of his own life string and destiny!
So, Top of the top – Nip
The world just got to see a flash of your brilliance.
You were a curious soul who was evolving at a speed that was truly inspiring.
The seeds you have planted are already bearing fruit.
The outpouring of admiration is testimony to the love and respect you’ve farmed.
Sleep well King, The Marathon continues as a line of energy for all of us to consider.
LOVE AND LIGHT, JAY”
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