Nipsey Hussle’s brother will fight Crips gang in court

Nipsey Hussle (Photo credit: Norman Johnson for Steed Media)

Nipsey Hussle’s brother will be fighting the Crips in court over a trademark dispute.

Nipsey’s older brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, has countered The Crips LLC in the battle to own the slogan, “The Marathon Continues.”

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Blacc Sam filed to trademark “The Marathon Continues” on May 28, 2019. The filing came around two weeks after The Crips LLC filed a trademark for the slogan. In the filing by The Crips, the newly formed organization claimed that they would use the trademark to focus on “developing educational manuals for others in the field of community organizing, gang prevention” and “gang intervention.”

Although Nipsey was often known for his business acumen, he never filed for a trademark of his business slogan, which also was the name of his sixth album mixtape.

Since Nipsey’s untimely death in March, his brand has become more valuable. His net worth is valued at $8 million, according to Forbes.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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