Nipsey Hussle Used His Money To Give Back And Invest In His Hometown
Nipsey Hussle was known for giving back and working to revitalize his community.
The rapper was shot and killed on Sunday while standing outside Marathon Clothing, a store in Los Angeles that he owned, according to Business Insider.
He was 33.
The store was part of a strip mall that Hussle had reportedly planned to redevelop as a mixed-use property with a focus on low-income housing for locals.
Despite his rising fame, the rapper was disinterested in flaunting his income from the music industry, preferring charity work and investments over materialism.
"Growing up as a kid, I was looking for somebody — not to give me anything — but somebody that cared," he told the Los Angeles Times last year.
"Someone that was creating the potential for change and that had an agenda outside of their own self interests."
Hussle's debut studio album "Victory Lap," released in 2018, was nominated for best rap album at the Grammys this year.
In addition to Marathon Clothing, Hussle had opened a fish market, a barbershop, a burger joint, and launched a combination co-working space and STEM center in the low-income Crenshaw district.