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.”