DJ Khaled Releases 1 Of Nipsey Hussle’s Last Songs (Audio)
On March 31, the day of Nipsey Hussle’s tragic and untimely passing, Ermias Asghedom had given the music world his grandest statement. The month prior, 2018’s Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy Award. While he did not get the trophy for “Best Rap Album,” Nip’ attended the ceremony in a weekend that honored a rapper who had paid 15 years of dues in the independent underground of music. The All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic Records album featuring Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy, CeeLo Green, and YG was a benchmark, and a mark of a Los Angeles, California star skyrocketing to a new plateau.
In the roughly six weeks since that Sunday, no more Neighborhood Nip’ music has released. However, just days before his death, Nipsey was fast at work on a breakout 2019 song. The artist worked with DJ Khaled for “Higher,” a collaboration with John Legend. The track was always intended to be an initial focal point from Khaled’s 11th album. Nipsey and the DJ filmed a music video in Inglewood, California the same week of the rapper’s passing.
Tragically, Nipsey Hussle raps about the pride and perseverance of his bloodline, from his grandmother on down. In between John’s singing, Nip’ raps about gun violence in broad daylight, a South Central state of mind and the prophetic words “look at my fate.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, “Higher,” which is scheduled to see release as a music video later today (May 17), is released with support from Nipsey’s family. Notably, Khaled confirmed that he will donate all proceeds from this song to Nip’s two children, Emani and Kross.
Khaled’s Father of Asahd, paying tribute to his son, has just released. The album involves JAY-Z, Nas, Beyoncé, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Chance The Rapper, among others.