That's fabulous, mind you. Meaning, I could definitely tell you the names of several Nipsey Hussle songs, if I had to to save my life. Not Fabolous, who's another journeyman-level talent.
Hussle was tragically gunned down outside his store, The Marathon, in an "economically disadvantaged" part of LA. I don't know anything at all about LA, because there's no need to, but I'm thinking this might be in the same general vicinity of where Reginald Denny was pulled from a truck and hit in the head with a brick by a guy named Football Johnson, or something to that effect, during the LA Riots.
Initially, it was thought that Hussle was assassinated by the CIA because he was making a DIY, Gamergate-style documentary about a black doctor who claimed to have found a cure for AIDS, the same guy Left Eye was going to see in Honduras when she died in a car wreck. But come to find out, he was probably killed by a guy named Eric Holder, not to be confused with Obama's ineffectual Attorney General. Supposedly, Holder was upset that Hussle called him a snitch.
An East African, Hussle had a strong business mind, making his death all the more tragic. His rap career was only moderately successful. (I did what I could to contribute.) Nevertheless, he oversaw a growing empire of businesses and charities, including the aforementioned Marathon store, which I'm assuming didn't sell tiny shorts for white joggers, and a program to teach kids in the hood how to code, in case they lost their jobs in journalism.
To think of the social media apps we've been robbed of. Thanks a lot, Eric Holder!