Nipsey Hussle – LA Gangs Unite At His Vigil, Calling For Truce + Snoop & The Game Join
Nipsey Hussle’s death has sparked peace in L.A. Many with gang affiliations that were once against each other came together for peace Friday. They met on Crenshaw & Slauson, in front of Hussle’s store, The Marathon, the place that the 33-year-old rapper was gunned down just moments before he passed away.
His untimely passing has caused well-known gang members to come together and meet to discuss how to get peace in their neighborhoods and communities.
Growing up, Hussle was once affiliated with the Crips’ Rolling 60s, gang. But he also spoke about making it out. He once told Boston’s WBUR,
“In my section of the Crenshaw District in the Rollin’ 60s, none of my peers survived. None of my peers avoided prison. None of ’em. Everybody got bullet wounds and felonies and strikes. So to make it out mentally stable and not in prison and not on drugs, that’s a win. That’s a victory in itself. Then to be in the position I find myself in as an artist and entrepreneur who has respect around the world — that’s legendary. And I say it in the most humble way.”
Hussle continued to help out his community and even purchased real estate, including his Marathon store, in the area. He was scheduled to meet with LAPD just days after his passing to discuss a solution to end and prevent gang violence in L.A. Steve Soboroff, President of the L.A. Police Commissioners, shared the news via Twitter.
It looks like Hussle’s efforts will go far, even long after his death.
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