How Nipsey Hussle's remarkable legacy extends beyond hip-hop


Salon’s Editor at Large D. Watkins and culture writer Rachel Leah discuss Nipsey Hussle’s impact on music, his outstanding community work in South Los Angeles, and how fans are coping with his sudden loss.

Leah writes, “Hip hop has lost one of its most authentic, influential voices; Crenshaw lost its local hero; two kids lost their dad, and a community mourns. Nipsey's legacy as an agent of change, as well as his extreme generosity, talent for storytelling, commitment to community building, and unparalleled vision for a better world — beginning in his hometown — will continue to be profoundly aspirational for decades to come.”

Watch the episode above to hear more about how Nipsey Hussle invested in his community, his entry into music and why his legacy is a symbol for tangible ways of giving back.


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