Loved ones of Nipsey Hussle have started a charity organization named in his honor. The late slain hip hop star, activist and entrepreneur’s family launched the Neighborhood Nip Foundation, focusing on continuing Nip’s efforts to help his community.
Hussle’s brother, Sam Asghedom via Los Angeles Times:
“The foundation will be aligned with everything Nip believed in and what helped him.”
The record label that released Hussle’s Victory Lap debut, Atlantic Records, made whooping six-figure donation to the non-profit organization, which got its nickname from Nip’s “Neighborhood Nip”.
Sam Asghedom via Los Angeles Times:
“They wanted to be the first to donate. It’s important we let people know that.”
Atlantic’s chairman and CEO Craig Kallman and chairman and COO Julie Greenwald statement to The Times:
“Nipsey will be forever missed, but his courageous, generous spirit lives on in his incredible music and the impact he made on the community. Nip’s love for the generation coming up behind him is a big part of what’s inspiring this foundation, and we’re proud to celebrate his life by supporting his legacy.”
Although Hussle’s family are still working out issues on what programs are going to be offered by the Neighborhood Nip Foundation, one of the organization’s main focus is to help the youths who are interested in breaking into music field.
Not only do they have the financial backing from Atlantic, Puma is also stepping up to the cause. The company, which collaborated with Hussle before his passing, will donate 100% of the proceeds from the forthcoming Puma x TMC capsule collection which is getting released next month.
This comes just a week after Nip’s family privately celebrated his 34th birthday.
The marathon continues.