(AllHipHop News) Today (August 15) would have been the 34th birthday of Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom. Unfortunately, the Grammy-nominated music artist was killed in Los Angeles on March 31 of this year.
Hip Hop culture continues to celebrate Nipsey's life and legacy. Posthumous verses from the West Coast representative were featured on DJ Khalid's Father of Asahd and Rick Ross' Port of Miami 2. Additionally, Tip "T.I." Harris honored the late emcee/entrepreneur at his Trap Music Museum in Atlanta.
T.I. presented the new Nipsey Hussle exhibit on Tuesday. The installation includes a blue and red Crenshaw jersey, BK The Artist's painting of Asghedom, and a bench created by Dizzy and Quake that is a take on Nip’s Victory Lap album cover.
"Based on what Nipsey means to me and the community as a whole, we knew that the art had to be superlative, so I reached out to BK The Artist, whose work I personally collect and the Trap Music Museum collective commissioned Dizzy and Quake. I’m excited about Dizzy and Quake’s creativity and feel that their idea of doing the bench is pretty damn dope,” states Tip.
The Grand Hustle Records co-founder was joined at the intimate unveiling event by Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Zonnique Pullins, Domani Harris, King Harris, Monica, Letoya Luckett, Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, and other celebrities. The Nipsey Hussle exhibit is now open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am - 10 pm at the Trap Music Museum located at 630 Travis St NW.