The music industry is still at a loss for words over the death of Nipsey Hussle. While the circumstances surrounding Nip’s sudden passing are heartbreaking, his family, friends, and fans are trying to remember the happier moments. Nipsey’s older brother Samiel Asghedom recently spoke to ABC News to celebrate his brother’s philanthropic spirit and his mission to give back to his community.
“He was somebody that believed in the process of hard work, determination and just the positivity of somebody staying in the area that he grew up in and making something out of nothing,” Asghedom said. “He was a role model to the community, to the kids, and to the mothers and the grandmothers and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, [and now] a family man, a father, raising his kids.”
Nipsey wasn’t just a rapper. He dedicated his career to being a voice for underrepresented, teaching the community about smart investments and healthy eating, and more. Unfortunately, his life was cut short after she was shot multiple times on Sunday (Mar. 31).
Asghedom said his death is a tough pill to swallow, but his legacy will last forever. “It’s hard that he was killed, man. It’s hard,” he said. “He was murdered while he was in a parking lot, hanging out, selling CDs and that’s the area that he felt attached to and did everything in the area and ended up buying a lot and rehabilitating, opening up businesses and just became a landmark for everybody.”
Hussle’s humanitarian work will not be forgotten. Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass announced on Thursday (April 4) that the rapper’s contributions to South LA will be recognized in a Congressional record.