Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. Your energy will never die Young King.

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Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle. Your energy will never die Young King.

The hip-hop community is in mourning today as news spreads of the sudden passing of LA-based rap star, Nipsey Hussle.

The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper, born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was killed in a shooting outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, multiple sources have confirmed. Two other men were shot, and a suspect is still on the loose at the time of this writing.

Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Martinez stated that Hussle was shot multiple times in the parking lot of his The Marathon Clothing store on West Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles at roughly 3:30 p.m. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

[Canadian artists and producers react to the death of Nipsey Hussle]

Nipsey had been building up his name in the LA scene for a minute before his Kris Kross-sampled 2010-hit, “Hussle in the House” took his buzz to a whole new level internationally. He drew comparisons to Snoop Dogg and was seen by many as the new face of West Coast gangsta rap. His most recent was release was the Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy-assisted single, “Racks In The Middle.”

The mainstream got a better look at him in 2013 after garnering media coverage from releasing hard copies of his Crenshaw album for $100. While some were skeptical of the move, JAY-Z silenced the naysayers by sending Nipsey a cheque for $10,000 and grabbing 100 copies.

The Slauson Ave. rapper had some Canadian collaborations under his belt including “Killer” with Drake (2009), “California Water” with Big Lean (2015), and more recently “Double Up” with Belly (2018). Both singles have been streamed more than 10 million times on Spotify. “Double Up,” which also features Dom Kennedy, was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Both Drake and Belly have made brief statements online regarding Nipsey’s passing. Drake posted this message on Instagram:

“Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”

Belly commented on Twitter with a couple of tweets including: “Rest in paradise Nip.”

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The All Money In rapper also worked with several Canadian producers including Murda Beatzand Soundsmith Productions.

Murda Beatz also posted a condolence message on his social channels:

“Rest Up Nip.. First Artist I Worked With When I Got To LA That’s When We Made Grinding All My Life 4 Years Ago.. LA Won’t Be The Same..”

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Rest Up Nip.. First Artist I Worked With When I Got To LA That’s When We Made Grinding All My Life 4 Years Ago.. LA Won’t Be The Same.. 🙏🏻💙

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Mac from Soundsmith also tweeted a few tines in response to the news, including:

“I can’t believe this shxt. @NipseyHussle Tha Great. Your name will live forever!”

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I can’t believe this shxt. @NipseyHussle Tha Great. Your name will live forever!

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Since finding success in the music game, Nipsey has taken various steps to give back to the community and founded various programs to help give certain initiatives a leg up. He helped launch a co-working space and cultural hub, Vector 90, with includes a STEM center on the second level (in collaboration with Los Angeles real estate developer Dave Gross). It’s located in the heart of South Central LA, and features 4,700 square feet, hyper-modern industrial-style office space.

Nipsey’s passing has already had a noticeable impact on the music community, with fans and fellow artists alike taking to social media to mourn the loss. Whether you were a fan of his work or not, his impact on the West Coast scene is undeniable and he’ll remembered among the greats when people speak of his legacy.

Rest In Peace, Nipsey Hussle.


Birdman And Young Thug Reportedly Plead For Gag Order In Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting Case

I know y’all remember Lil Wayne’s tour bus shooting?

Since it happened back in 2015 in Atlanta, Ga, there have been many developments in the case. The most recent being #Birdman and Young Thug’s plea for a gag order against Alvin Lewis.

Let’s play catch up. Alvin Lewis, the driver of the bus, sued Birdman, Thug, and PeeWee Roscoe. PeeWee was hit with ten years behind bars as well as ten years probation following his guilty plea to six of the 27 counts he faced in connection to the shooting. He later appealed the sentence. Lil’ Wayne was not injured during the incident.
Now, Birdman and Young Thug have asked the judge to issue a gag order against Alvin — preventing him and his lawyer from discussing the case with anyone — including the media.
Alvin initially sued Young Thug, Birdman, and PeeWee Roscoe, Young Thug’s manager for civil assault and battery, violation of state and federal racketeering offenses, causing emotional distress and more.

Lewis claimed that Wayne’s tour bus was shot up after the rapper’s crew and PeeWee Roscoe’s clique allegedly had an altercation after a concert. Although Roscow was sentenced to 10 years behind bars, Lewis alleged that Roscoe made a few calls to both Thug and Birdman before and after the shooting.

“He has emotional injuries including post-traumatic stress and is not doing well,” his lawyer Jeffrey Gewirtz said back in 2016. He was requesting to be compensated for his “pain, anguish, suffering, discomfort, medical expenses” and lost wages.

Both Birdman and Young Thug went under criminal investigation for the case — ironically the same day Weezy’s Carter V album was finally released.

According to The BlastBirdman and Young Thug are asking a judge to issue a gag order in the lawsuit over Lil Wayne‘s tour bus shooting. They’re also reportedly pleading for the court to silence the man who is suing them.

Documents obtained by the news site says Birdman and Thug want an emergency motion to end their depositions and an order which prohibits the guy who is suing them, along with his lawyer, from speaking about the case to anyone, especially the media.

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It was said that the rappers filed the docs just days after the entire case was put on hold by a Georgia judge due to the conduct of the lawyer involved in the case.

As we previously, Birdman and Thug were being investigated after a recorded phone call was released where both of the rappers can be heard talking to the alleged shooter Roscoe (aka Jimmy Winfrey) before and after the shooting. The Cobb County District Attorney recently announced they were deciding on whether to file charges against Thug and Birdman relating to the shooting. No decision has been made as of yet.

The bus driver, Alvin Lewis, also alleged those same details in his lawsuit. He called the shooting “gang-related.”

Lewis sued seeking unspecified damages. It is not clear when the case will resume, but the judge is allowing for Roscoe to be deposed from jail but everything else will be halted until further notice from the court, The Blastreports.

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Authorities confirmed that the items seemed to be missing from where the 35-year-old said he had put them, but on the bright side, the deputies were able to help him locate a second bag of coke that he had left on the center console, at which point they began reading Blackmon his rights.

In Deputy Dennis Fields’ arrest report, he noted, “Blackmon asked if I knew the cocaine was there, why did I let him keep talking.”

In addition to the baggie, the deputies also found a crack pipe and crack rock inside the car.

Blackmon was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence for allegedly refusing to follow commands, possessing drug paraphernalia and possessing cocaine, which is a felony charge.

He was released Monday on a $4,000 bond.

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Justine Skye Reveals She Was In An Abusive Relationship: ‘I Was One Of Those People Who Thought, ‘Oh! Nobody Would Ever Put Their Hands On Me’

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Justine Skye is a survivor. The songstress shares her personal story about being in an abusive relationship in the visuals for her latest track, “Build.”

“I was one of those people who thought, ‘Oh! Nobody would ever put their hands on me,’” Justine shared in an interview with Billboard. She goes on to say that “standing up to [domestic violence] is extremely important” because “it can happen to anyone.”

“There were people in the room, and other women in the video that have been through [abuse], too,” she said of filming the emotional video. “For my mother to watch [the filming was emotionally draining]. It was very sad. I was thinking about all the women who have experienced this. I’ve played the video for some people, and it was triggering. For the most part, I hope that people get the message I am trying to spread, which is awareness of the situation.”

To get out, the 23-year-old artist says you have to “find the strength to remove yourself from the situation. Understand that you are important. You are valuable. Your life is valuable. Your love is valuable! You deserve so much better.”

She added, “Whether it becomes physical or not, it is obvious. People will hurt you in a relationship, but for the most part, [I feel] you may love this person so much that you do not want to believe it. So, [perhaps] you choose to ignore all of the signs, even when they are directly in your face. You don’t want to believe it is true. You don’t want to believe this person could hurt you this bad, so you, I guess, pretend. Well, I’ve definitely done that many times.”

As far as Justine advice to survivors, she says, ”Continue on your journey to love and positivity.”

“Something like this [experience] can make you lose so much trust in any relationship. It is hard to look at [new] people, and not think of the person that hurt you,” she shared. “So, [I’d say to them], ‘Guard your heart. Stay strong. Don’t give up on love. Do not completely cut people out. Be more aware of the signs.’”

Roommates, if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE for help.

Justine’s forthcoming EP set scheduled to drop at top of 2019.

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