According to NME, Last Friday (August 23), Nipsey Hussle’s family announced the Neighborhood Nip Foundation, an initiative that seeks to provide opportunities for young creatives in music.
The late rapper, who died earlier in March after being shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, was known for his philanthropic efforts towards his community and neighbourhood. The new foundation will “be aligned with everything Nip believed in and what helped him”, Sam Asghedom, Hussle’s brother, told the Los Angeles Times.
The foundation is mainly inspired by Hussle’s own time at LA’s Watts Towers, which provided a free music programme to the rapper during his youth. “We used to talk a lot about [what the Watts Towers programme] meant to him,” Asghedom said.“A push, a little help can go a long way, and that’s what this foundation will 100 per cent be about.”