I didn’t realize it until I reached Slauson and Crenshaw that afternoon. This was really a historic day in the city of Los Angeles. April 11, 2019.
Nipsey Hussle was murdered on March 31. A week and a half has past. I have seen thousands of people flock to his store. I have seen thousands of social media posts about his life. I have seen media reports from all over the country talking about his death. I have seen many stories written about his music and his influence. …
It’s been 24 hours since Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed. I still haven’t had the heart to actually listen to his music. I’ve been hearing his whole catalogue from the stereo systems of cars all day as I’ve been driving through Los Angeles, but I haven’t played it for myself. I’m still trying to process what happened, so I’ve been listening to the great instrumental piece by Terrace Martin “Mortal Man” on repeat for the entire day.
Last night I went to his flagship shop on Crenshaw and Slauson. It was around midnight. Normally, I wouldn’t be out at…
When you reflect on certain time periods in your life, you usually say to yourself, “I didn’t realize it at the time, but that time was special.”
But most of us that were there knew exactly how special it was.
Maybe because we were all in our twenties. Maybe it was because we spent hours online searching for all things Hip Hop. Or maybe it was because the music itself was really amazing and we all just gravitated towards it.
We all knew it was special, even if the rest of the world didn’t.
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