Since the murder of Nipsey Hussle on Sunday (March 31), the topic of senseless gun violence has remained at the top of conversations. The “Hussle & Motivate” rapper was shot six times outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles by a reported suspect named Eric Holder, who authorities are still on the search for.
The passing prompted statements from thousands of people that cherished the ideas and community endeavors the 33-year-old artist amplified. To put into perspective the impact of Hussle’s presence cemented, Tupac Shakur’s estate also posted a statement on Instagram commemorating the California native’s legacy.
“We have lost a champion,” the caption reads. “Until we learn from his life and replace his efforts—we will be weaker without him.”
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On September 7, 1996, Tupac was murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada. As he sat in the passenger seat while Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight drove down the Las Vegas strip, a vehicle idled beside them at a red light. The driver opened fire on the slain rapper, striking him four times. Knight was injured by fragments to his head.