Tag: NIPSEY HUSSLE

I Attended the 2020 BET Awards From the Comfort of My Home…Just Like Everyone Else!

Beyoncé Knowles Carter accepting the Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards.Photo: Courtesy of BET I’m pretty sure BET was amongst those of us who wistfully declared, “2020 is going to be my year.” Advertisement Why BET? Well, because this year marks the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and is the 40th anniversary of […]

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Lauren London and Activist Erica Ford Discuss How Gun Violence Affects Women on Red Table Talk

Activist Erica Ford and actress Lauren London discussed the effects of gun violence on women during this week’s episode of Red Table Talk.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images), Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk had a very important discussion about gun violence and the trauma it places on the […]

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The Most Epic PlayOn Fest Performances By Nipsey Hussle, Cardi B, Charli XCX, And More

As we hit what would be the peak of music festival season, plenty of music fans around the globe are missing their live music fix due to social distancing safety guidelines geared toward stopping the spread of COVID-19. Since large scale events like festivals guarantee a crowd — and close proximity — it’s been impossible […]

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Trailer Roundup: Chance the Rapper Is Grabbing the Punk’d Baton and Nick Cannon Is Finally Dropping the Dr. Sebi Doc

(L-R): Chance The Rapper in Punk’d (2020) and Dr. Sebi in Nick Cannon / Nipsey Hussle produced documentary.Screenshot: YouTube Another week has flown by, which means it’s time for another trailer roundup! Let’s get right to it. The Good Fight (CBS All Access; Season 4 Release Date: April 9, 2020) The Good Fight Season 4 […]

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The Marathon Continues: Family, Friends and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of Nipsey Hussle on the Anniversary of His Death

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) The one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s untimely passing has arrived today, and the music world is celebrating the life and legacy of the rapper, father and community leader. On March 31, 2019, the beloved musician (born Ermias Asghedom) was gunned down in front of his South Los Angeles clothing store […]

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Justice For Nipsey: Where Eric Holder’s Murder Case Stands 1 Year Later

Source: Scott Dudelson / Getty On March 31, 2019, celebrated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his clothing store, The Marathon, at the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson in Los Angeles. Eric Holder was indicted by a grand jury on May 9, for the murder of Nipsey and pleaded not guilty. […]

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Music From Drake, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, And More Was Teased During Boi-1da And Hit-Boy’s Beat Battle

After Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s epic beat battle from earlier this week, many wondered which two producers would give us the next entertaining rap battle. After a bit of instigating from Joe Budden, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy agreed to bring their talents to Instagram Live for a beat battle. The two producers went head-to-head last night […]

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Has TMZ’s Coverage On Floyd Mayweather’s Ex-Girlfriend’s Death Shown Changes In Reporting Of Black Celebrity Deaths?

TMZ’s reporting of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old Gianna and seven others was heavily scrutinized as the outlet was accused of breaking the news prior to Bryant’s family being notified. Additionally, TMZ shared video footage from the scene of the tragic accident. The outlet was also criticized for the […]

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Rapsody Explains The Impact That Mac Miller And Nipsey Hussle Had On Hip-Hop

In next Monday’s upcoming episode of People’s Party With Talib Kweli, hosts Kweli and Jasmine sit down with Snow Hill, North Carolina rapper Rapsody to talk about the deft rhymer’s growing legacy, her groundbreaking 2019 album Eve, and her work with two late titans of hip-hop: Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle. In the exclusive clip […]

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Color Of Change Petition Calls Out Lack Of ‘Journalistic Integrity’ When Reporting Black Celebrity Deaths

Black celebrity deaths have not been handled in a deservingly delicate manner as media outlets appear to be in a mad dash to be first to break the news, neglecting the impact this could have on their loved ones. And while social media has become an epicenter for communication of all sorts that has empowered […]

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Ava DuVernay’s Nipsey Hussle Doc Lands At Netflix After Major Bidding War

Nipsey Hussle performs at the STAPLES Center during the BET Experience on June 23, 2018 in Los AngelesPhoto: by Ser Baffo (Getty Images for BET) Netflix is taking a victory lap after landing rights to a feature-length documentary about the life of Nipsey Hussle. Streamers including Apple and Amazon are also reported to have vied […]

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An Ava DuVernay-Directed Documentary On Nipsey Hussle Has Secured A Home On Netflix

Ava DuVernay recently announced her intentions to make a documentary about Nipsey Hussle, the rapper, activist, and entrepreneur who was killed outside of his South Los Angeles store, Marathon Clothing, last March. Now she’s one step closer to making it a reality: According to Deadline, Netflix has nabbed it after dishing out a “high eight-figures” […]

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How Nipsey Hussle’s Our Opportunity Initiative Is Keeping His Legacy Alive In South Los Angeles

Although Nipsey Hussle‘s official motto was “the marathon continues,” his personal philosophy was probably best summed up by the title of the 7th track from his major-label debut album Victory Lap: “Hussle & Motivate.” While “the marathon continues” described the activation and execution of his “Hussle,” the fallen Los Angeles rap star always had greater […]

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YG Released On Bond After Being Arrested On Robbery Charges Two Days Before Nipsey Hussle Grammy Tribute

YG attends GQ and LeBron James Celebrate All-Star Style on February 14, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for GQ) Just two days before being scheduled to perform at the much-anticipated Grammys tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, YG was arrested on robbery charges. AP News reports: Los Angeles County sheriff’s […]

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YG Released on Bond After Being Arrested on Robbery Charges 2 Days Before Nipsey Hussle Grammy Tribute

YG attends GQ and LeBron James Celebrate All-Star Style on Feb. 14, 2015, in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for GQ) Just two days before being scheduled to perform at the much-anticipated Grammys tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, YG was arrested on robbery charges. AP News reports: Los Angeles County sheriff’s […]

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DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, And YG Team Up At The Grammys For A Nipsey Hussle Tribute

DJ Khaled, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, and YG joined forces on the Grammys stage backed by a choir in traditional Eritrean garb to pay tribute to the late, great Nipsey Hussle with a medley of his 2019 smash hits. For a time, it appeared YG would be unable to make the […]

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Nipsey Hussle’s legacy takes center stage at Grammy Awards

Nipsey Hussle was at last year’s Grammy Awards to celebrate his first-ever nomination for his major-label debut album. He was shot to death a month later, but his legacy will live on at the 2020 Grammys. He’s posthumously nominated for three prizes, including best rap song, best rap performance and best rap/sung performance. He will […]

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Grammys 2020: Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, John Legend and More to Perform in Nipsey Hussle Tribute

(L-R): Meek Mill performs during V-103 Live Pop Up Concert on March 25, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. ; Kirk Franklin performs onstage at the 2019 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. ; John Legend performs at the 66th NBA All-Star Game on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ; […]

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Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist Features Cardi B, Lizzo, Nipsey Hussle, And More

Michelle Obama is offering some musical motivation to help keep New Year’s resolutions. The former First Lady compiled a list of her favorite songs into an extensive workout playlist, which features some deep cuts from popular artists like Lizzo, Childish Gambino, Anderson .Paak, Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, and many more. Obama shared the playlist on […]

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