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Those of you who believe in self-fulfilling prophecy will be moved to tears by DJ Khaled's new gospel/rap single "Higher," featuring the slain rapper and singer John Legend.

The 33-year-old rapper was fatally shot outside his now-shuttered clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31.

His killer, Eric Holder, is being held without bond in the LA County Jail-Men's Central Jail.

Some say Nipsey prophesied his own death in his verse.

    Emptied out the clip, it was broad day
    F*ck niggas always gotta learn the hard way
    We gon' tape it off if we ball play
    Put a half a moon crescent on your boy face
    Police hit the lights, that's a car chase
    Lookin' back at my life made my heart race
    Dance with the devil and test all faith
    I was thinking chess moves, but it was God grace

 

DJ Khaled reached out to the blogs, including SR, to explain why he made the decision to release the music video so soon after the beloved rapper was gunned down.

Khaled explained that he obtained the family's permission to release the music video featuring Nipsey.

The track is off Khaled's new album, Father of Asahd, and Khaled plans to donate some of the track's sales to Nipsey's 2 children - daughter Emani, 10, and son Kross, 2.

"Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years," he wrote. "It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle. 

"Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called "Higher." After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world."
 

  • Space Ghost

    This absolute tragedy was not in vain... RIP. The Marathon Continues.

  • iWasteTime

    Him rapping about his parents took me out.
    We needed this.
    This explains why Khaled was soooo low-key about the release of this project.

  • Rayscoty

    Last video and i hope this the last post about him.. Gessh

  • EasyBreezy

    Does the 'marathon' continue or is it, "...outside his now-shuttered clothing store...?" Metaphorically, I get it; but what is the store's status, Auntie?

  • Soda

    Did DJ Khaled have to give WW (Weight Watchers) their money back?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The store is now closed. I covered that story last week.

  • Tiffani Zumba

    Just makes me sad about his death all over again.
    #restinpowernipsey #themarathoncontinues

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This video made me smile ....... that devil is a damn lie .... loved the video !!! Fly High Nip!

  • Nina Ross

    I know I couldn’t work at that store everyday after what happened there

  • luVn_liFe…
  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Don’t want to watch the video yet, it’s been a beautiful day for me thus far and I don’t want to ruin it. ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile John better damn sang .... watching it again ....!!!!!! Yess Gawd!!!!

  • Renee26

    He produces good music... I'll watch later

  • MsPam

    ??

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • deidre martin

    I like. BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!

  • MrsSpice1

    Whats so beautiful about him rappin about killin “nigg@z” just to end up killed in the same sense!! ??? it’s pretty f’n sad we still ignore the fact we undeniably glamouriZe gang bNgn cuz it sound cool until that sht actually happens then everyone wanna be sad n mad...smh

  • EasyBreezy

    Hard to believe a blog story slipped pass me during vacation. Thanks, Auntie.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Yall trying to make me cry in here. Ermias was friend to the family & this is still tragic. STILL.

  • MrsSpice1

    Smh. Sad. I knew that was coming...?

  • MrsSpice1

    Yes gee whiz ....?

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    It won't be.

  • deidre martin

    ACTUALLY THE WORDS IN THIS PARTICULAR SONG ARE UPLIFTING &INSPIRING... HE GAVE RESPECT TO HIS FAMILY AND LINEAGE. TALKED ABOUT HOW PPL TRY TO DRAG YOU DOWN IN THE FIRE BUT KEEP GOING HIGHER! THE DEVIL IS INDEED A LIAR!

  • Reina1718

    I thought it was a new album ?????

  • Reina1718

    So nobody getting they clothing ?

  • Lovely1

    It's like he eulogized himself. RIP Nip

  • KcoolMuziq

    Psalm:23

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Love it!! Sang John. Come through source?? Ase’

  • RespectSelf

    John sang this song like knew this would Nips last music video.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ????

  • Dowoop

    Ooooohhhhhh you psychic?

  • Slim Goodie

    Nip energy was smooth as butter.

  • Alextra Ballard

    RIP NIP!!

  • 11pink123

    They are still working, just with the doors shut and only taking and processing online orders.

    The area is still packed with visitors like it’s a Tourist site. They still have not even moved Nips car.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    This made me smile/cry. Looking at his past life from a birds eyeview now. Fly higher Nip!

  • SummerBaby

    I ? this song!

  • Parent

    Damn this video did me in.. I hate that black men are being mistreated and killed like a herd of cattle. Nipsey was a deep thinker and very conscious. Why do the good one's go so young?

  • Jersey Girl

    They are working on getting orders out they got swamped!

  • 11pink123

    This aint no self fulfilling prophecy, this video only confirms Nip was assassinated and they used some jealous niggaz from his own hood to do it. Nip already knew something was up at this video shoot and he had extra security.

    Y’all don’t fall for this shyt or buy this shyt. Keep supporting the Marathon Clothing and that is it. Everything else is suspect.

  • Treasureme

    I will not cry. I WILL not cry. I will NOT cry. I will not CRY.

  • Jessy

    I think, the store is only temporarily closed until they catch up on orders. My homegirl got her order last week (after news came out about the delay) so people are still getting their orders.

  • Joy King

    Nipsey’s Grandmother is beautiful. I was hoping seeing Nipsey in his element, watching this video and listening to the song would put a smile on my face but it only made me feel so sad.?

  • Jersey Girl

    Facts! Its as if everyone knew except for him! I don't trust this industry one bit! Rest in Power NIP !

  • Reina1718

    O ok i ordered myself, waiting now. I got the delay email though

  • currvalicious

    I'm at work I can't do this right now. When I get home & relax, clear my mind from the long work week, I'll watch & reflect. This man was special. There are many young men that these killings & murders happen to. We're mourning b/c he is/was well known. Along with the contributions he's made to better his community. His humble beginnings. It's amazingly inspirational & sad at the same time. There are more Nipsey's out there. The ones that don't make the news, but also had a lot to offer their families, communities, & the world. It's one thing to die of illness, something you have no control over. But for someone to decide (for you) that your life is no longer not worth living; take it into their own hands to end life.....it hurts me...it's horrific.

  • 11pink123

    Their is no other Nipsey, he can’t be replaced. He was a popular LA nigga before he hit the rap scene and he was specially designed by God to have the impact that he had.

    Plenty of famous ppl have died since Nipsey, and the one that is black being john singleton who was much more famous than Nip, he has a star in Hollywood. And as you can see that went in one ear and out the other with us.

    Nip was special and the world is not the same with out him. ???

  • Parent

    I usually don't like skinny light skin men but Nipsey had that sexy tall swag. I could see why Lauren was head over heels.

  • Jessy

    I planned to go to the store so I’m hoping it opens back up soon. May just place an order once all of y’all get yours lol

  • Logan Roberts

    Nipsey had so much swag ??

  • XoXo

    That song gave me goose bumps. Very spiritual.

  • XoXo

    Prayers out to Lauren London. It has got to be hard to watch your soul mate in this manner. ?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    John Stephens can’t even fake sing.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    John Stephens can’t even fake sing.

  • currvalicious

    He truly does. So natural, it was effortless.

  • currvalicious

    Such a gorgeous man he was. He could've modeled. Meek Mills said that Nipsey was flawless. And he's right.

  • Vonda K

    This was hard to watch (tears). So much potential ahead for him.
    Nipsey had ‘it’ factor about him.
    He for sure had that swag. Clothes hung on frame perfectly. Wow!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wow the song and video, I went through a multitude of emotions, smiling but heart broken on the inside. The ending with the choir, just took me out!

    Off topic: He looked so good in this video, major crush!

  • millz

    ?? such a beautiful soul gone too soon!

  • 11pink123

    I’m just waiting on Jesus to send him back. It’s hard to accept that he has exited for real, my heart says this ain’t the end. Can’t be! I don’t know what God has planned but I’ll be waiting.

  • 11pink123

    My heart drops every time I think of it. I feel so bad for her, if I could bring him back for her I would. It’s so hard to find true love.

  • LLC

    Keep his memory alive tho

  • currvalicious

    I watched the video, & it's beautiful. He is beautiful. John Legend beast on vocals. I like the way Khaled allows Hussle to shine. I listened intently to the words, & story he was telling. It's unbelievable knowing 3 days after making this video........still not processing this death. That filthy sneaky cave demon, why did he do this....we want answers!!

  • currvalicious

    Yes, what self fulfilling prophecy??? Makes no sense. He had his entire life ahead of him. Children, family, & all that he was immersed in....I would hope he didn't for see something like this happening to him. If he did perhaps he would've moved about the streets more cautiously, team in place at all times. As his brother stated, he was sporadic, possibly carefree in the way he moved about.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Khaled is a fraud. I don't like his fat ass at all. He just another Arab eating off of the backs of black folks just like they do in the hood. I hate this song had to come out through him ?

  • Kimocha

    I like the song & am glad that DJ Khaled is giving Nipsey respect and ain't screaming "We the best!" all thru it like he normally does... RIP Nip!

  • Kimocha

    He just another Arab eating off of the backs of black folks

    You are so right ab that!... All he do is use samples of old blk songs and remix them, Smdh!

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    This was beautifully done.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Well stated. I have family that was/are close to him and his family. I have to really bite my tongue on here, but was/is truly loved and missed by the family and community.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Girl, it was making moves behind the scenes and people wasn't having it. I know so much, I just want to say it to shut up everybody who thinks that they know the truth, but I can't.

    And they family isn't sleeping on this, they know who set him up...sad, just sad.

  • 11pink123

    ??

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    That's who he was. Nipsey had his ears to the streets and he knew he had a target on him but what's not being said is that he wasn't supposed to go to the store, he got a last minute text message from a person at the store, just can't say who. This was the only time they could get him. He wasn't thinking of dying that day, he just closed another deal earlier in the week prior.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Stop reporting false information. There's a sign on the door informing the public that store is in the middle of restocking its merchandise.

    I like you Sandra, but sometimes you go to far and you're better than that.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    This!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The online store is still in operation.

  • 11pink123

    do You think the older niggaz set him up? And they was blocking him in on purpose?

  • 11pink123

    I think they was after him regardless. I think some elite group hired niggaz in his hood. That’s just my own thoughts. It’s just real strange he passed on the 3/31, Lauren’s show coming out and this video. They had it planned. Nip should’ve never signed to that label and he should’ve stayed away from Lauren. Not that I think she has something to do with it intentionally, but I believe she is unintentionally connected to it. The BET show says all I need to know.

  • 11pink123

    Dang I know nothing. My detective skills based on watching 48 hours are pointing to an OG . But I really don’t know. It’s just the only thing that makes sense, the only person that could’ve had a motive of jealousy and the only person that could've given someone permission to run up on him like that over there.

    And it don’t look like he care very much, the first pic he posted when Nip passed was low key disrespectful. It don’t look like Nip trusted him even though they were cordial.

    Please tell me if I’m wrong. He rubbed me the wrong way when he said he created Nip. And it don’t look like he was at the funeral.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    It's more than just that. Out of respect of Nipsey, no one will touch him and he knows it. It's a lot going on...ugh, its just make me want to scream.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    He want tell the truth, that's all I can say for right now. Oh boy in jail can't bite his tongue for long, because his family is going to speak out on it very soon. They're tired of getting death threats.

  • disqus_IyEJdAN9NX

    John Legend killed it! So powerful!

  • Sassie

    I couldn't have said it better. Khaled irks the SHIT outta me.

  • Sassie

    LOL....I noticed that too...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is true information. Nipsey was the brains that kept that store in operation. Now that he's gone, the store is gone.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    The store isn't permanently closed! What are you talking about?! Black Sam has helped Nipsey open and run that store as well as other businesses. Black Sam has been behind the scene running several Nipsey's businesses while Nipsey was awy on tour or in the studio. I'm not goung to argue with you about facts. The Marathon Store is stilling up and running.