Nipsey Hussle Tribute in New York
By David Greene
Organized by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, the event was scheduled to be held at April 6, on the steps of City Hall. Despite a two-hour delay due to a lighting issue, Hussle’s face beamed on a building across the street and Eulahlee Myers, the mother of legendary rapper Heavy D, Mount Vernon rapper C.L. Smooth and Fat Boy SSE of New Jersey, paid homage to Hussle, who urged his audience to stop the violence in the community.
Hundreds of balloons were passed out to the crowd and were released in unison.
Rapper Pete Rock was expected, but did not attend.
A second event publicized on social media was expected to be held along the Grand Concourse and East Fordham Road on Sunday, April 14. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Hussle’s debut studio album “Victory Lap” was nominated for the best rap album for 2019.