Nipsey Hussle was in the process of of planning a new initiative to improve his neighborhood before he died.
The 33-year-old rapper was shot and killed last month outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, and sources have told TMZ that long before his passing, the musician had begun laying the groundwork for a charity designed to improve the quality of life in Crenshaw, particularly for young people.
Hussle’s relatives will now take over plans for the organization — which is yet to be named — and, according to the website, have made it their “top priority” over the “Double Up” hitmaker’s 14 other businesses.
One of the foundation’s aims was to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs for students.
Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson revealed that the kindhearted star had already donated shoes to students at 59th Street Elementary, as well as repaving the basketball courts at the school.
And that’s not all, as Hussle had a meeting with L.A. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff scheduled to take place the day after his murder to discuss what could be done to help prevent gang violence.
After a huge, public memorial at The Staples Center earlier this month, he was laid to rest after a private funeral.
On Friday, April 12, 2019, friends and family of the rapper, including his longtime love Lauren London, their 2-year-old son Kross Asghedom and her 9-year-old son Cameron Carter — who she has with rapper Lil Wayne — gathered to say their final goodbyes to the star at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
At his public funeral the previous day, London spoke of her “pain” that their 2-year-old son will never really remember his dad.
Referring to the rapper by his real name, which was Ermias Asghedom, she said: “Ermias I want you to know that I feel real joy in my heart when I’m around you … I’m totally myself when I’m with you.
“My pain is for my 2-year-old, who probably won’t remember how much his dad loved him.”