Nipsey Hussle’s business acumen was well-known. In the wake of his death, many lauded the rapper’s hometown revitalization efforts and his savvy mixtape selling right alongside his musical ability. However, the extent of Nipsey’s hustle wasn’t entirely known. 

A friend and business partner of the late rapper said that Hussle secured a deal as part-owner of an upcoming resort in Las Vegas. David Gross shared that Hussle was in on a plan to open the Virgin Las Vegas resort in 2020. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared...” . You always emphasized how important articulating a vision was to actually executing . We always planned to tell the story behind these pictures but didn’t get the chance to because we were busy executing on the next idea, and each successive opportunity got bigger and bigger... . This moment deserves sharing because this was a full circle moment. The significance and symbolism of this was profound for both of us because this was us realizing the American Dream at a high level; we took different paths, but both started with no money, connections or a legacy roadmap that got us to this moment. . This was about 4 months after our syndicate (@djkhaled, @luoldeng9, @rdpeebles) put in a bid for the Viceroy Santa Monica. We were unsuccessful in that but we still shared our attempt with the world. Some people were puzzled why we would share a “failure” but we knew... . A few weeks later, senior execs from Virgin Hotels reached out to Atlantic (@dallaslifestyle) to meet with us to see if we were serious about being in the hospitality space. We were 👌🏽 . This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel... But a resort and casino in the desert... . The Virgin Las Vegas coming 2020 #legend #facts #TheMarathonContinues 🏁

A post shared by David Gross (@david.a.gross) on Apr 15, 2019 at 7:52pm PDT

“This moment deserves sharing because this was a full circle moment,” he wrote under an image of himself and Hussle. “The significance and symbolism of this was profound for both of us because this was us realizing the American Dream at a high level; we took different paths, but both started with no money, connections or a legacy roadmap that got us to this moment.”

“This is the meeting... that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel... But a resort and casino in the desert...The Virgin Las Vegas coming 2020,” he closed the caption. 

The rapper was remembered by fans throughout Los Angeles last week in a massive homegoing ceremony that included testimonials and performances from names as big as Stevie Wonder.