The hip-hop community is observing a moment of silence for Nipsey Hussle.
Multiple artists, including fellow Angelinos YG and Schoolboy Q, have delayed upcoming releases in honor of the late rapper, reports Vibe.
Compton native YG said that he would delay the release of a secret album he had planned to put out next week until next month.
“I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th But man,” he tweeted. “Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!”
Schoolboy Q, who previously posted that he would grieve for his friend in private, said that he and TDE label founder Anthony Tiffith didn’t feel it would be right to release a new single days after Nipsey Hussle had been murdered.
“Me and [Anthony] was, like, talking about this the other day,” he said on his Instagram story. “This is not something we should be doing, you know what I mean? This is really not it … Everybody don’t understand, you know what I mean? Shout you to y’all. Some people get it, and that’s what’s up. I’m always jokin’ and clownin’ and s—t, but there ain’t much to joke or clown about … we gotta start a fresh week.”
Even rappers outside of Nipsey Hussle’s native Los Angeles felt it would be better to delay new releases, including Machine Gun Kelly, who said he felt it was only appropriate to delay the start his new album roll-out.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday evening. He was 33.
On Tuesday, the rapper’s suspected killer, Eric Holder, was taken into custody in Bellflower, California. He was charged with murder on Thursday.
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