Sunday, Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing shop in Los Angeles. As new info continues to come in regarding the heartbreaking end to the 33-year-old artist's life, fans and fellow artists have united in sharing powerful memories of Hussle’s long-lasting impact.
A common thread among comments from fans and those who knew him alike has been Hussle's commitment to his community. In fact, as Los Angeles Police Commission president Steve Soboroff has revealed, the Best Rap Album nominee was originally scheduled to meet with LAPD officials on Monday for a planned discussion on gang violence prevention methods.
According to Soboroff, Hussle and Roc Nation (who paid tribute to their "brother" in a statement Sunday night) were set to meet with him and LAPD Chief Michel Moore Monday at 4 p.m. at Hussle's request. Though additional details on the scheduled meeting were not released, the official Roc Nation account later retweeted Soboroff's comments. Per TMZ, the meeting will still take place "on Jay's behalf" and will see someone from Roc Nation attending on Hussle's behalf.
Back in February, Hussle—whose Victory Lap was up against albums from Cardi B and Mac Miller at this year's Grammys—reflected on the value of community impact. "I know in my heart that it’s a higher power and a higher value to what we can do," he told Complex at the time. "The times we do it right and it connects and it has that effect on people; that's really, really fulfilling."
Hussle's "FDT" collaborator YG was among those who joined mourning fans near the Marathon Clothing shop in Los Angeles Sunday to celebrate his creative contributions and community betterment pushes.