Today marks one year since rapper, philanthropist and activist Nipsey Hussle suddenly left the music world.
On March 31, 2019, Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed in his Los Angeles hometown at 33 years old. The news of his sudden death shocked the music world and his fans. He left behind his long-time partner Lauren London, his now 3-year-old son Kross and 10-year-old daughter Emani.
At this year's Grammys, Hussle won a posthumous award for Best Rap Performance for "Racks in the Middle," his first-ever (he had previously received a Best Rap Album nomination for his final record, 2018's Victory Lap). During the evening, John Legend, YG and DJ Khaled led a star-studded tribute to the rapper's legacy.
Today, fans, celebs and industry heads took to social media to remember Hussle's impact, with many tagging the catchphrase "the marathon continues." Take a look at just a sampling of some of the social media tributes below.
On this day in 2019, Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles. He was only 33. Gone, but never forgotten 🕊 pic.twitter.com/F9ceKkBXHA— XXL Magazine (@XXL) March 31, 2020
🏁 The Marathon Continues 🏁 @NipseyHussle https://t.co/PuGVgCtFYq— Roc Nation (@Roc Nation) 1585663628
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle #TheMarathonContinues 🏁🏁🏁 https://t.co/TMlvux6015— Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry) 1585642858
“The highest human act is to inspire.” - Nip Hussle Tha Great 💙🙏🏾 #LongLiveNipsey | 📸 @YOODunnie https://t.co/NCDZf48iJW— REVOLT (@REVOLT) 1585663484
1 year ago today, the world lost Nipsey Hussle #TheMarathonContinues 🏁 Highlights from Russell Westbrook's histori… https://t.co/1LivuCKM8O— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife.com) 1585653961
R.I.P. NIP!! @NipseyHussle 🙏🏼 https://t.co/YhOspaPsGX— Termanology (@Termanology) 1585663274
One Year Later I’m Still Running In This Marathon. Rest In Paradise Nipsey Hussle. 🏁💙 https://t.co/YWOrdtbXk0— Big Guap-Hoe, Papi Chul-hoe (@Big Guap-Hoe, Papi Chul-hoe) 1585648055
On this day last year, we lost Nipsey Hussle. Rest in power, king. 🙏🏾 #RIPNIP https://t.co/l1sqggAjoA— ESSENCE (@ESSENCE) 1585658135
Rest In Peace Nipsey Hussle...One year ago 😢🙏 📸: Paras Griffin/Getty Images https://t.co/AdO06utRTJ— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) 1585662228
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