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.