In the aftermath of Nipsey Hussle’s tragic murder, much of the music world’s attention has been focused on the hunt for—and subsequent capture of—the person who allegedly pulled the trigger. But it’s worth remembering why so many people care so deeply about Nipsey’s life and death, and what first drew many of us to him: his music. Nipsey Hussle progressed from an important local voice to a Grammy-nominated international star in a little over a decade. Below is a timeline of his music career’s biggest and most important moments.
Remembering Nipsey Hussle Through His Biggest Musical Achievements
Shawn is a writer and reporter for podcasts at Complex, and the author of the book Complex Presents Dummy Boy: Tekashi 6ix9ine and the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Shows he has written include Infamous and Complex Subject.
Shawn is also the former editor-in-chief of Rap Genius and the creator and host of The Cipher, a critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast. He has written about music and culture for Forbes, The Atlantic, Vibe, The Source, GQ, Esquire, The Sondheim Review, and more.