Nipsey Hussle’s Last Video Before Passing ‘Higher’ Released W/ DJ Khaled & John Legend
The highly anticipated final music video of late rapper and activist, Nipsey Hussle has been released. DJ Khaled’s “Higher,” which also features iconic singer and John Legend, was filmed just days before Hussle was fatally gunned down in front of his Marathon Store in South Los Angeles.
The video opened in his honor.
The video then shows Hussle and DJ Khaled walking out of a blue home.
Legend then makes his debut as he plays a piano that’s moving through the stress of Los Angeles.
Legend sings the chorus,
“Oh, you keep taking me higher and higher (Yeah) But don’t you know that the devil is a liar? They’d rather see me down, put my soul in the fire, But we keep goin’ higher, higher”
Hussle then raps the first verse, showing love to his grandparents, parents and his longtime girlfriend Lauren London, and his son and daughter.
“My granny 88 she had my uncle and them
A miscarriage back-to-back every year for like ten
Pregnant with my moms, doctor told her it was slim
Was bed rode for nine months, but gave birth in the end
Pops turned 60, he proud what we done
In one generation, he came from Africa young
He said he met my moms at the Century Club
Los Angeles love kinda of like Hussle and Boog
Mani turned ten, Kross turned two
Startin’ to see this life s*** from a bird’s view
We the ones that made millions off the curb, fool
In this rap s*** ten, never made nerd moves”
A teenage girl and guy seemed to get Hussle’s attention in the video as they walk through what looks like a dangerous group. Hussle is seen looking back in their direction.
In the video, gunfire then breaks out where the young girl and guy just walked through after men in the group have a disagreement.
He raps in the second verse,
“Emptied out the clip, it was broad day
F*** n***as always gotta learn the hard way
We gon’ tape it off if we ball play
Put a half a moon crescent on your bald fade
Police hit the lights, that’s a car chase
Lookin’ back at my life make my heart race
Dance with the devil and test our faith
I was thinkin’ chess moves but it was God’s grace
Crooked a** whoever ’til we all straight
With no shame, I peeped game and it’s all fake
South Central state of mind, high crime rate (Yeah)
Homicide hate, gang banging’ll get you all day (Yeah, yeah)
And look at my fate”
Legend, DJ Khaled and Hussle then join together on the roof of a parking deck.
The video ends with a special message that reads,
“Rest in Paradise Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom”
DJ Khaled announced just before the release of the video that all proceeds of the song will go to Hussle’s children.
See the full video below.
Prayers for Nipsey Hussle’s family, friends and fans!