LAPD Says Nipsey Hussle Wasn’t Target Of Their Investigation Gang Activity At Marathon Clothing Store

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As suspected there are several layers to yet to be peeled on Nipsey Hussle’s murder. The law has confirmed they were keeping tabs on his movements prior to his death.

TMZ has confirmed that the LAPD had an open investigation on Nip’s crew and his retail location. According to the report the police were not eyeing the rapper specifically but all the alleged gang activity the Marathon Clothing store attracted.

To make matters even more touchy one of the website’s inside sources claims the investigation is now causing an uproar as the department was once commending Nip for encouraging local gang members to keep the peace. Hussle was an admitted Rollin’ 60’s Crip. His family closed the store shortly after his untimely death but the wears are still available on the Marathon Clothing site.

In June police confirmed the getaway driver in his murder was offered protection for her cooperation.

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LAPD Says Nipsey Hussle Not Target in Marathon Gang Investigation

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Getaway Driver in Nipsey Hussle Case Says Talk About Snitching Triggered Murder

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Nipsey Hussle Family Claims Tanisha is Negligent Mom, Shouldn’t Get Custody

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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Thinks Emani’s Mom is Too Unstable for Custody

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DJ Khaled Talks Fatherhood, Nipsey Hussle & Authenticity on Tidal’s ‘CRWN’


Ever since dropping Father of Asahd last Friday (May 17), DJ Khaled’s been hard at work promoting his 11th studio project (feel old yet?) via numerous visual drops, TV appearances, and interviews.

Now for one of his more in-depth interviews the Miami DJ turned Hip-Hop mogul sat down with OG Hip-Hop journalist Elliott Wilson at the Apollo theater for the latest installment of CRWN. Sitting in front of a large crowd in Harlem World the two men discussed everything from Nipsey Hussle’s legacy to working with Jay-Z and Beyoncé to how the birth of his son Asahd impacted his life.

Peep the teaser for DJ Khaled’s interview on CRWN below and if you wanna see it in its entirety just hope on over to his Tidal page here and let us know your thoughts on the one-on-one.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Gearing Up for Courtroom Showdown Over Millions

Nipsey Hussle’s first baby mama will object to the appointment of the rapper’s brother to administer his estate, and might even ask that SHE be appointed administrator, if the hearing goes down as planned, and millions of dollars are on the line ……


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Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Allegedly Attacked Neighbor One-Hour Earlier

The man who allegedly killed Nipsey Hussle went off the rails shortly before the incident, and pistol-whipped a guy over a drug deal gone wrong … this according to new witness statements submitted to prosecutors. The L.A. County DA’s Office got the…


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Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Has Arrest Warrant Issued in Midst of Custody Case

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DJ Khaled Drops Visual To Nipsey Hussle’s “Higher” & ‘Father of Asahd’ LP

Source: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 25: DJ Khaled (L) and Nipsey Hussle attend DJ Khaled’s Platinum Dinner at Catch on August 25, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images) 

Earlier this week DJ Khaled threw up a moving post dedicated to the memory of Nipsey Hussle (R.I.P) and announced that he and Nip had some work in the chamber dubbed “Higher” that was about to drop and today we finally get our fix.

Fresh off his latest project Father of Asahd, the Eif Rivera visual to “Higher” is sure to give even the hardest of rocks a case of lump throat while others will likely shed a tear as they watch Nipsey showcase the neighborhood he put on his back with hopes and plans of a better tomorrow. John Legend meanwhile rolls through the hood on a mobile piano while singing the chorus to the cut. This could very well be Nipsey’s final music video (who knows what he might have in the stash somewhere) so appreciate what you can and take it all in one final time.

Once you’re finished viewing the highly anticipated visual check out DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd LP which boasts appearances from basically every hot artist in the game including Jay-Z, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Meek Mill – you’re probably better off trying to name an Billboard chart topping artist that isn’t on this album.

Peep the visuals for “Higher” below and check DJ Khaled’s star studded Father of Asahd LP after the jump.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial is Going Away Because People Tried To Monetize It

Nipsey Hussle’s team is putting the kibosh on the late rapper’s memorial … because people trying to pay their respects were being hounded by bootleggers and grifters trying to make a buck off his death. Sources close to the slain Crenshaw rapper tell…


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DeSean Jackson To Honor Nipsey Hussle With Custom Cleats All Season

It’s 4 months until the NFL season … but DeSean Jackson already has his game cleats picked out — the Eagles star is honoring Nipsey Hussle with his spikes for the ENTIRE year. The Philadelphia WR is set to wear custom cleats with Nipsey’s face and…


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Man Shot With Nipsey Hussle Released From Jail [Video]

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While the masses still grieve for Nipsey Hussle some good news has come from this tragedy. The gentleman who was also hit in the shooting has been given his freedom back.

As reported by Page Six Kerry Lathan has been released from a detention center in California on Saturday, April 20.
The Los Angle native witnessed the assassination of the “Racks In The Middle” rapper on March 31 where he too took a bullet to his back. Upon his release from the hospital, he was promptly put into police custody. As a felon who served 25 years for murder being with a known gang member was in direct violation of his parole terms.

Luckily the legal system was able to apply common sense to his situation. His lawyer Lauren Noriega claimed that the 56-year-old was at the scene by chance. “He wasn’t there to propose any business to Nipsey. He had no idea that Nipsey would be there” Noriega explained. Previous reports alleged Nipsey was meeting him to give him free clothes.

Lathan suffered a stroke while in custody and still has the bullet lodged in his back. His representative said he started crying when was told he would be let go.

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Nipsey Hussle Started Foundation Before Death, Family Picking Up The Torch

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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Rejects Crowdfunding, His Kids Are Set for Life

Nipsey Hussle’s family is politely shutting down any fundraising efforts to support his kids — even from celebs — because turns out their father made sure they’d be financially secure!  Sources close to Nip’s family tell TMZ … Nipsey made…


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LAPD Denies Game’s Claim They Insulted Nipsey Hussle’s Family

The Game accused LAPD officers of insulting Nipsey Hussle’s family while chatting on their radios and manning Thursday’s funeral at Staples Center … but LAPD says it’s not them. The rapper posted the audio Friday, blasting LAPD, saying it, “seems…


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Suge Knight Says Nipsey Hussle’s Loyalty Put Him at Risk, Shades of Tupac

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NBA’s Montrezl Harrell Will Rock Nipsey Hussle Shoes in Playoffs

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Nipsey Hussle remembered at Los Angeles memorial

Thousands of people streamed into a public memorial in Los Angeles on Thursday for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in the city last month. Hussle’s girlfriend Lauren London, rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Stevie Wonder were some of the people who spoke at the memorial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Nipsey Hussle’s Staples Center Memorial Will Feature Heavy Security

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Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral Procession Will Pass By His Marathon Clothing Store

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service Will Be Held At Staples Center

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As fans are still scrambling to make sense of the tragic loss of Nipsey Hussle, a memorial service has been announced for the beloved West Coast rapper and businessman. In Los Angeles next week, the Staples Center will host the going home service for Hussle, a fitting honor for an artist of his caliber.

TMZ reports:

Sources with direct knowledge tell us, the service will take place Thursday morning at the 21,000 seat venue.  We’re told tickets will be sold for the event through a website.  Only ticket holders will gain admission.

Our sources say there was a meeting Wednesday with Nipsey’s family and honchos from Staples.  LAPD officials were also present in the meeting to help plan logistics and security for the event.

It’s a massive undertaking to plan such a major event in less than a week. Staging equipment must be rented, and the rental companies have already been contacted. We’ve learned ushers who work Staples have already been asked to reserve the day.

May Nipsey Hussle rest peacefully in paradise.

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle dead after a shooting near Los Angeles clothing store he is associated with

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Nipsey Hussle ft. Stacy Brathe “Victory Lap,” Troy Ave “Who I’m Becoming” & More | Daily Visuals 12.31.18

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On the low, Nipsey Hussle had one of the year’s best rap albums in Victory Lap and though he made more noise with his hand of God slap at the BET Awards, he’s still out to prove his music is what Y’all need to pay attention to.

Today. the LA rapper dropped the clip for the title track to his album in which he goes south of the border to Mexico to soak in the Central American sun while riding boats and posing next to the Aztec pyramids.

Back in Brooklyn, Troy Ave continues to make the most of his freedom as he blesses kids with school supplies and goes golfing in the visual to “Who I’m Becoming.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from 8Ball & MJG, Fatboy SSE featuring Lil Tjay, and more.







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Nipsey Hussle ft. Belly & Dom Kennedy “Double Up,” Jay Rock ft. Jeremih “Tap Out” & More | Daily Visuals 10.4.18

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Nipsey Hussle and Laura London been dating for a hot minute now so you knew it was only a matter of time before she popped up in one of his videos.

Today is that day as London finds herself co-starring in Nipsey’s visuals to the Belly and Dom Kennedy visual to “Double Up” where she went from his ride or die from back in the day to someone else’s wife in the present. What happens when the two cross paths again? Well, watch the video and find out.

Elsewhere his LA gangbanging counterpart Jay Rock hits up the strip club where he makes it rain and the rump shaking talent create some thunder claps in the NSFW clip to “Tap Out.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Rae Sremmurd, Mr. Criminal featuring Wiz Khalifa, and more.










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Hand Of God: Nipsey Hussle Slaps Fire Flame Out Of Man In BET Awards Parking Lot

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Y’all better stop playing with Nipsey Hussle. The Crenshaw rapper blessed some guy with the hand of God after a parking dispute at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 

Reports TMZ:

Nipsey Hussle unleashed a vicious slap on a man’s face in the middle of an argument over where he could park his whip … and it’s all captured on video.

Check it out, the L.A. rapper’s in the street outside the venue for Sunday night’s ‘BET Awards’ when he gets into with another guy. We’re told the issue was whether or not Nipsey could move some cones and drive through a restricted area.

Tempers flare, and after the guy smacks a traffic cone out of the hand of Nipsey’s bodyguard … Hussle unloads a hard right slap.

A law officer immediately grabs Nipsey to keep the fight from escalating … and then he gets back in his car.

Did y’all hear the sound of that slap? Rumor is the slapee was a BET employee—but Nipsey still performed.

Nipsey wanted all the smoke bruh. See multiple angles below.

Also, needless to say the slap’s echos are reverberating through Twitter.

Photo: Twitter

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Nipsey Hussle “Hussle & Motivate,” Janelle Monae “Django Jane” & More | Daily Visuals 2.22.18

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After having his debut album Victory Lap officially drop, Nipsey Hussle’s hit the ground running in support of his project.

Today the LA rapper comes through with an action packed clip to “Hussle & Motivate” where Nipsey and company jack an armored truck for them dead presidents and has Lauren London at the helm of the escape whip. Don’t you love to see couples commit juxes together?

Janelle Monae meanwhile gets in formation and for her clip to “Django Jane” reminds everyone that strong Black women are the backbone of the culture.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Black Milk, Bishop, and more.









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Fabolous & Jadakiss “F vs J Intro,” Nipsey Hussle “Grinding All My Life/Stucc In The Grind” & More | Daily Visuals 1.22.17

Fabolous and Jadakiss make a hell of a team and after dropping their hood acclaimed duo album Friday On Elm Street, the two OG’s finally drop a visual in support of the project.

Going with their horror movie alteregos, Fabolous terrorizes people Kruger style while Kiss haunts the woods a la Voorhees. Not sure I’d let Kiss swing a machete on me like that for a video but to each his own.

Back in LA Nipsey Hussell flaunts stacks of cash and high end whips for his duo clip to “Grinding All My Life/Stucc In The Grind.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from En Vogue, Kris Wu, Rich Brian, Trippie Redd, Joji and Bauer, and more.










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