"An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large," Ken Ehrlich, the Grammys' executive producer, said in a press release on Tuesday. "There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey's life and pay tribute to his many contributions to music. It's sure to be a memorable performance."
The Grammys will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Sunday. Alicia Keys returns as host. The full broadcast will also feature performances from previously announced artists including Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Tyler, the Creator, Rosalía, Ariana Grande, Aerosmith, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Charlie Wilson, and more.
Nipsey is nominated posthumously for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Racks in the Middle" featuring Hit-Boy and Roddy Ricch, with his John Legend and DJ Khaled collab "Higher" also nominated in the Best Rap/Sung Performance category.
As announced late last year, music journalist Rob Kenner will release the biography The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle—featuring interviews with Nipsey's friends and family—in March.