Nipsey Hussle - Celebrating his life

By The Final Call | Last updated: Apr 10, 2019 - 12:24:00 AM

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Vigils and memorials for Nipsey Hussle were held across the country and as far away as Africa and Canada. Among places where remembrances were held were Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Birmingham, Milwaukee, San Diego as well as Vancouver, Canada and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Shrines were erected at the gatherings where people embraced one another, often played Nipsey’s music or read poetry and shared their appreciation for his music and community-building, and released balloons and lit candles. Houston-based rapper Trae The Truth, clad in blue, told the media, “Some people loved him for the person he was, some people loved him for his music. But regardless, people loved him as a partner, as a brother, as a father. Anything he was, he gave it his all and it was genuine. And these days, you don’t find too many genuine people.”