Today (Mar. 31) marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Nipsey Hussle. As fans take to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper, TIDAL is making sure that they do their part to pay homage to him as well.
TIDAL is currently running an 18-hour livestream on their app and website showcasing Hussle’s performances and interviews. The livestream will air “TIDAL X: Nipsey Hussle,” “Car Test,” “Rap Radar,” “Side Hustle,” and TIDAL’s 10 Rings documentary. It will also feature tributes from Roddy Ricch, J. Cole and Big Sean.
If you are currently subscribed to TIDAL, you will also have exclusive access to playlists and an essay that will highlight the ways Hussle’s death affected hip hop music and the culture. The playlist are all curated with Hussle’s songs, guest verses, and music videos.
Hussle was tragically killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Aside from being a great rapper, Hussle was a leader in his community.
Before his untimely death, the Victory Lap rapper was scheduled to speak to the LAPD about gun violence in the city. He often spoke about his experiences in gang culture and used his life as an inspiration to young, black kids.
Hussle was also an investor in Vector90, a center that offered workspaces to young minorities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Hussle planned to expand this program throughout the country.
In an effort to bring black-owned businesses to his Los Angeles neighborhood, he purchased a strip mall property to open multiple stores, including his Marathon Clothing store.
If you’re practicing social distancing and have some extra time on your hands, make sure you check out the livestream today exclusively on TIDAL. You can watch TIDAL’s Nipsey Hussle tribute livestream for free here.