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Canadian artists and producers react to the death of Nipsey Hussle

Canadian artists and producers react to the death of Nipsey Hussle
Kardinal Offishall, Nipsey Hussle, and Tory Lanez

Since releasing his debut single “Hussle in the House” in 2009, Nipsey Hussle had become one of the most influential West Coast artists in hip-hop. He was only 33 when he was senselessly gunned down on Sunday, but he accomplished more in a lifetime than the average person could even begin to realize. On top of being a recording artist, Nipsey was an entrepreneur, an actor, a community activist, and philanthropist.

From TMZ’s coverage: “Nipsey was incredibly involved in his local community, in which he worked to prevent gang violence. He helped spear a major art initiative in his home neighborhood called “Destination Crenshaw” — a 1.3-mile open-air museum that will feature local art. He also recently helped launch Vector 90 — a Crenshaw district based STEM learning center and workspace dedicated to developing science and technology education in the area.”

Nipsey’s death has been felt North of the border, with various artists and producers posting condolence messages on social media, including those that have worked with the Crenshaw rapper. Nipsey was clearly highly respected and influential among the Canadian scene, and the almost immediate outpouring of messages speaks to the reach he had in Canada.

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Rest Well King 🙏 #nipseyhussle #allmoneyin

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Very saddened and disturbed. This footage was literally just the other day right after the Grammys. I was in a booth with @boi1da and the mans dem and Nip pulled up to the club with his whole team. He was happy, his city showed love and he had the aura of someone who was beginning to feel super comfortable in his skin as a king. He and his woman were an example of what a positive black relationship looked like and every piece I watched about him or read about him highlighted all the positive things he was doing for his community and his people. His business acumen, his love for his set and his music-we could all feel it. Can’t believe it yo. Only 33. Heart goes out to his loved ones and the entire west. When I saw you in person, you were having a great time. That’s what will be on repeat in my mind tonight. Thank you for being brave enough to show us the right way to do so many things. You meant something to the community. Rest In Peace.

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Damn… RIP O.G. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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Damn…….. Is all I got to say. Rest in power King.

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Speechless… R.I.P NIP🙏🏾

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RIP @nipseyhussle another real one lost

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R.I.P. Nipsey Hussle

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This one cuts super deep, your music got me through some of the darkest days of my life, you pushed not just me but countless other inspiring music industry professionals to keep going no matter the circumstances, your sacrifices and contributions to music and humanity will not go unforgotten. Rest In Peace / Power @nipseyhussle . . . . . #musicindustry #musicbiz #musicbusiness #indieartists #maschinemasters #atlanticrecords #logicprox #musicproducer #cubase #maschine #recordlabel #fruityloops #musicproduction #musicstudio #musicartist #musicvideos #singersongwriter #musiclovers #indiemusic #musicismylife #recordingstudio #rappers #protools #producers #ableton #musiclife #studiolife #musicians #songwriter #singers

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🗣💯 #ripnipsey

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"360 myself" @nipseyhussle 🙏🏻

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Real ones felt this one…Rest Easy @nipseyhussle

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This one has my stomach in knots. Sending condolences to his family …… #RIP Repost • @nas We are at a great loss today. This hurts. Straight to the point. It’s dangerous to be an MC. Dangerous to be a b-ball player. It’s dangerous to have money. Dangerous To Be A Black Man. So much hatred. We live like our brothers and sisters in third world countries live. Right in America. Decisions we make about our own life be based on decisions cuz we might not live. Its so deep rooted. It’s not a easy fix. Hard to fix anything when kids are still living in poverty. I ain’t shutting up though, Nipsey is a True voice. He will never be silenced. He still is A stand up General for the People who never left his people. He is Loved by the people. Prayers for his family. Let’s keep pushing Truth for The Man. Love You King Nipsey Hussle/ Ermias Asghedom Respectfully, Nasir Jones

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