Nipsey Hussle: The Grammys Have a Special Tribute Planned for the Late Rapper

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Nipsey Hussle is up for 3 2020 Grammy Awards. But the Recording Academy additionally has a particular tribute within the works for the late rapper on the Jan. 26 ceremony in Los Angeles, with a number of artists set to take the stage to rejoice his legacy. 

DJ Khaled, John Legend will carry out 

The all-star tribute to Nispey Hussle — whose actual title was Ermias Asghedom — will embody performances from Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and YG.

“An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large,” Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY Awards government producer, mentioned in a press release. “There is no denying the influence he had, and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey’s life and pay tribute to his many contributions to music. It’s sure to be a memorable performance.”

Hussle’s fiancée Lauren London, shared her ideas on the tribute with the Associated Press.

“It’s bittersweet because he’s not here to physically receive it or to see it, but I know because of the type of man he was and how hard he worked, that it is a positive addition to his legacy,” she mentioned. 

Nipsey Hussle is nominated for 3 Grammys 

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Nipsey Hussle | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan by way of Getty Images

Hussle is nominated for 3 posthumous Grammy Awards in 2020, for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song (“Racks In The Middle”), in addition to Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Higher”). In 2019, he was nominated for Best Rap Album for Victory Lap, however he misplaced to Cardi B, who took dwelling the trophy for Invasion of Privacy.

Nipsey Hussle shares his nomination for “Higher” with DJ Khaled and Legend. The observe seems on Khaled’s album Father of Asahd. 

For Khaled, the Grammy nod didn’t come as a shock. 

“I knew it was special out the gate. Working with Nipsey Hussle was special. I told Nipsey that God willing, we will get nominated for a Grammy … I spoke that into existence,” he instructed the AP. “We both felt the same. We knew making this record was Grammy-worthy.” 

Hussle is at the moment the favourite to win in all three classes during which he’s nominated, based on GoldDerby.com.

Nipsey Hussle’s loss of life 

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A memorial for Nipsey Hussle outdoors The Marathon clothes retailer |MARK RALSTON/AFP by way of Getty Images

Hussle died March 31, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old was shot to loss of life within the car parking zone of his clothes retailer within the metropolis’s South Central neighborhood. Two others had been wounded within the capturing.

A 29-year-old man named Eric Holder was later arrested and charged with one depend of homicide and two counts of tried homicide. Holder is predicted to go to trial within the coming weeks, based on KTLA. He faces life in jail if convicted. 

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards air stay on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26 at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. You may also stream the ceremony on CBS All Access and at CBS.com. 

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