DJ Khaled, American disc jockey and media personality, has released Nipsey Hussle’s final collaborative single, nearly two months after the singer’s death.
Hussle, who was gunned down in front of his Los Angeles store, is seen in the video reminiscing about his grandmother and memories of walking a Los Angeles neigbourhood.
Throughout the duration of the video, John Legend croons the chorus while playing the piano in the middle of the street. The song, dubbed ‘Higher’, also pays tributes to the late singer.
Watch the video below:
“Proud to be a part of this inspiring record with DJ Khalid and Nipsey Hussle. We lost him too soon,” Legend wrote in a tweet, hinting that the song’s proceeds will go to the late singer’s children and loved ones.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 16, 2019
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend Nipsey Hussle,” added DJ Khaled.
“The song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul. It is in this spirit, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all of our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children.”
A gift from my brother Nipsey that we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going. The Marathon Continues. 🏁💙
God Bless You. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/QZ5LUxwP03
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) May 16, 2019
Prior to his death, Nipsey Hussle had sent out an ominous tweet which read “having strong enemies is a blessing”. Colleagues and celebrities from around the world have poured in tributes, decrying the singer’s murder.
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