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Crips File For Nipsey Hussle Trademark

(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — The L.A. Crips street gang is filing a trademark application in hopes of taking over murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle’s slogan – “The Marathon Continues.”

The idea is to use the phrase in collaboration with services geared toward gang prevention and community building. Hussle was affiliated with the Rollin’ 60s Crips which is considered the largest black criminal street gang in the city.

It’s unclear if the gang is looking to make money with the trademark.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Files For Guardianship Of His Daughter

(Los Angeles, CA) – Samantha Smith is keeping her promise to her late brother Ermias Asghedom.  When he was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing store back in March, she vowed to take care of his 10-year old daughter Emani.

She has officially began the process to make it legal. Nipsey Hussle’s sister is filing for custody. Smith filed legal documents yesterday asking for guardianship of Emani Asghedom.

Smith claims that Asghedom’s mother is unable to take care of her. Reportedly, Nipsey took care of Emani. He also has a two-year-old son with Lauren London.

Thousands Line The Streets To Say Goodbye To Nipsey Hussle, Barack Obama Pens Letter

(Los Angeles, CA) – The last person posthumously celebrated inside the Staples Center before Nipsey Hussle was Michael Jackson.   Let that marinate for a moment.

5243472_ap-nipsey-husssle-imgThe Rapper/Entrepreneur was remembered by thousands of fans and family members during a 4-hour memorial/celebration of life Thursday where the seeds were planted to continue the Marathon.

 

More than 21,000 people packed the Staples Center and then thousands upon thousands more lined the streets to pay respect to the slain artist who lost his life on March 31st  to gun violence. la-me-nipsey-hussle-traffic-20190411As the LA Times reports, the procession made its way from downtown L.A. to Watts and then to Inglewood on Thursday.  Groups of mourners gathered at several intersections along the 25.5-mile route, some leaning out to touch the silver hearse as it passed and others dodging a long line of cars and motorcycles to snap photos.

nipsey-hussle-funeral-1280x720A stop at Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing Store was also made.

Hussle’s impact was so intense former President Barack Obama even penned a letter about him. Obama’s letter was read at the memorial service. He said, in it. that while he had never met Hussle and had only heard his music through his daughters, he did learn about his community work after his death.NipseyHussleMurals-e1554895239764He said Hussle saw potential and hope in his Crenshaw community, and his choice to invest in it is “a legacy worthy of celebration.” He also said he hopes Hussle’s memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and other communities.

The Marathon must continue!

{Watch} Nipsey Hussle Remembered During Grand Memorial at The Staples Center

(Los Angeles, CA – AP) – The life of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle was celebrated by thousands in Los Angeles yesterday. Over 21-thousand people attended his memorial service at Staples Center.

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His longtime girlfriend Lauren London delivered the eulogy, and called him the love of her life. Rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Stevie Wonder also took the stage to pay tribute to the rapper. Beyonce and Jay Z were also in attendance along with Kendrick Lamar, The Game and other celebs.

It was reportedly days ago that Nipsey born Ermias Asghedom had signed a management deal with Jay Z’s Rock Nation.

Stevie Wonder and singers Jhene  Aiko, Anthony Hamilton and Marsha Ambrosius all performed.

Lauren’s son with Lil Wayne, Kameron Carter, also stole everyone’s hearts as he talked about a dream he had about Nipsey a couple of days after his death.

The service was followed by a funeral procession through the streets of South L.A. Hussle was shot and killed outside his L.A. clothing store on March 31st. He was 33.

Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life Service Today, Also Memorialized In Congress

(Los Angeles, CA -AP) — A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held for the late Nipsey Hussle at Staples Center in Los Angeles at 10:00 this morning It will be followed by a public procession through the streets of South L.A. Extra security will be on hand from the LAPD and the Nation of Islam. 190404_ntl_nipsey6_hpMain_16x9_992E! and BET will live stream the memorial service.  Tickets were made available to the public but were snatched up within minutes as you can imagine.

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Meanwhile, NIP is officially part of U.S. history. The late rapper’s philanthropic efforts were entered into congressional record yesterday. Representative Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on the House floor that Hussle “had a sole purpose of bettering the community he came from.” She also said he’ll be remembered as a protector, inspiration and an “unabashed son of South Los Angeles.”

Hussle was shot and killed outside his L.A. clothing store on March 31st. He was 33.

 

Accused Nipsey Hussle Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(Los Angeles, CA) — The man accused of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle is pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges. Police say Eric Holder shot and killed the rapper outside of his Los Angeles clothing store last weekend.

The 29-year-old faces a possible life sentence if he’s convicted. He is being represented by former prosecutor Chris Darden, who served on OJ Simpson’s murder trial. Holder is due back in court on May 10th. Police say he shot Nipsey Hussle over a personal dispute.

In related news, Film director Ava DuVernay is commending the media coverage of Nipsey. DuVernay dedicated an honor she received at last night’s Free Expression Awards to Hussle, and said the coverage of his death is a testament to him and to inclusivity in newsrooms.

She also said that “people like him” rarely receive so much attention. Hussle’s death has also been mourned in the African country of Eritrea, where his father is from. Eritrean Minister of Information Yemane Meskel tweeted his condolences to the “iconic recording artist” and his family this week.

Lauren London Breaks Silence Over Husband Nipsey Hussle’s Death

(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend is breaking her silence on his death. Actress Lauren London posted a photo on Instagram of the two yesterday with a heartfelt caption saying, “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul, I’m lost without you.”

The pair reportedly had been dating since 2013 and had a two-year-old son. Police yesterday arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, who is the main suspect in the murder that happened outside Hussle’s clothing store on Sunday.

LAPD Confirms Nipsey Hussle Suspect Is Captured

(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — Los Angeles Police are confirming they have arrested a suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

The LAPD tweeted that Eric Holder has been captured, and thanked the people of the community for their vigilance. Police said the 29-year-old Holder was the main suspect in the murder on Sunday outside Hussle’s clothing store.

LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said the shooting was a personal dispute between the two men.

Suspect Arrested In Murder of Rapper And Real Estate Developer Nipsey Hussle

(Los Angeles, CA) – As the Community of Los Angeles/Hyde Park and the music world are still trying to piece together what exactly led to the murder of rapper, revolutionary and real estate developer Nipsey Hussle, more details are being released.

33-year old rapper Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed outside of his clothing store, The Marathon, and police say 29-year old suspect Eric Holder has been arrested for pulling the trigger.

Surveillance video shows Holder walk up to Nipsey and a few others and open fire. The cold blooded killer turns to leave but notices that Nipsey is still moving and walks back over and shoots him again.  Seconds later as it appears Holder is leaving once more but he comes back AGAIN, fires more shots at Nipsey, as he lays on the ground, kicks him and then runs off.

Three people total were shot. The other two victims are expected to make a full recover. The LAPD had all hands on deck for Holder’s capture.  Reportedly, he was attempting to turn himself in to a mental hospital after the woman who was driving the getaway car turned herself in and was trying to clear her name.

This also comes after many sources allege that two of Eric Holder’s family members were murdered and his girlfriend’s house may have been riddled with bullets.

What’s worse, even though Nipsey had put the gang life behind him the set that he was a member of the Rollin’ 60s appears to be the same group that his killer is affiliated with and now Nipsey’s ‘family’ has allegedly put a hit out on Holder.

Authorities believe the incident was personal.

Holder shot Nipsey six times, one of the shots was to the head.   Authorities picked him up in Bellflower.  A witness says he first attempted to run before surrendering.

He’s being held without bond.

Hussle had a lot plans in motion and was just seen at an NCAA tournament where he was sitting courtside at the Texas Tech/Gonzaga game.  The rapper’s first studio album ‘Victory Lap’ was recently nominated for Best Rap Album, but lost to Cardi B.

Rap wasn’t the only business venture Nipsey had in play.  The Marathon Clothing store he purchased back in 2017 is located in a strip mall that Nipsey and his partner bought and had plans to redevelop.

The father of two, he has daughter Emani from a previous relationship and son Kross with actress Lauren London, was scheduled to meet with police and Roc Nation the day after he was murdered to talk about gang violence.

Following the release of the surveillance video one conspiracy placing the blame on a more corporate orchestrated attack stemming from his recent announcement that he would be doing a documentary on Dr. SEBI, a Honduran herbalist and self-proclaimed healer who claimed to have the cure for AIDS before he died almost three years ago, has been losing steam.

Nick Cannon, however, has vowed to pickup where Nipsey left off and finish the documentary.

As TMZ reports, Nipsey was incredibly involved in his local community, in which he worked to prevent gang violence. He helped spear a major art initiative in his home neighborhood called “Destination Crenshaw” — a 1.3-mile open-air museum that will feature local art.

He also recently helped launch Vector 90 — a Crenshaw district based STEM learning center and work-space dedicated to developing science and technology education in the area.