DJ Khaled is showing some major love to the late slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with the release of their new colab track “Higher.”
Khaled made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday, stating all the song’s proceeds will go to Nipsey’s children, (son Kross, 2, he shared with girlfriend Lauren London and daughter Emani, 10, from a prior relationship).
Khaled via Twitter:
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend Nipsey Hussle. he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, ‘Higher.’ After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that with the world. The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was essence of Nipsey’s soul,” the music producer added. “It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all of our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.
The Marathon Continues.
In the caption under the tweet, Khaled wrote, “A gift from my brother Nipsey we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going.”
Check out some behind the scene footage before Nip’s untimely passing:https://youtu.be/VOOYioIYDqM
Khaled’s upcoming album Father of Asahd will be released on May 17.