It’s been practically two years since Nipsey Hussle handed away, however the affect he’s had on the world, particularly on his family members, is eternal. The Crenshaw native has been heavy on Roddy Ricch’s thoughts recently, and after this weekend, he shall be carried on his chest as nicely.
On Sunday (Nov. 1), the 22-year-old rapper took to his Instagram Story to disclose his model new Elliot Eliantte-designed customized chain of Nip carrying a blue bandana inside an iced-out crown of thorns. “I like you large bro @nipseyhussle,” Ricch captioned the picture.
“The Field” hitmaker met Nipsey as a younger youngster, however fostered a relationship with him as he grew older. He usually credit the late rapper for his rap profession as he was featured on “Racks within the Center” — Nipsey’s final single earlier than passing away. Following Nip’s premature loss of life, Ricch acquired a face tattoo of the phrase “prolific” — a phrase the Victory Lap rapper used to explain himself — and was one in all many artists to pay tribute to him on the Grammy Awards the place Nip gained his first Grammy for Finest Rap Efficiency.
Nipsey was tragically killed in entrance of his Marathon Clothes retailer in March 2019, and has since been honored by celebrities and companies which have praised him for his accomplishments whereas alive.
In honor of the one-year anniversary of his loss of life, TIDAL ran an 18-hour livestream of Nipsey’s performances and interviews. Snoop Dogg and YG have additionally expressed their love for the late star by way of social media posts and music.
Throughout a December interview with Selection, Roddy gave some insight on Nipsey’s generosity and remembered his motivating persona.
“Simply in his actions, he actually put his individuals in positions to win,” he mentioned. “All people round him felt the sense of needing to hustle and succeed, and that was an awesome attribute to have as an individual. Or you may drive individuals round you to have added attributes to their persona, that’s a very good attribute. Not lots of people can try this, when you may make different individuals shine better than your mild.”