Jay-Z wrote:
“The seeds you have planted are already bearing fruit.
“You were a curious soul who was evolving at a speed that was truly inspiring.
“’Top of the top,” this is how Nip always greeted me in the morning as if he was reminding me that he was steadfastly holding on to the top of the top of his own life string and destiny!
Nipsey the Friend. Nipsey the Husband. To stand in fearlessness in what he believes will impact on the earth, as well as in heaven. Nipsey the Brother. “A true King will be tested in adversity. So thank you Nipsey the Radical. Nipsey the Father. Nipsey the Thinker. Nipsey the Great. And from now on, Nipsey the Messenger……Shalom.”” />
Both performing as opening acts on The Game LAX tour. “In 2009, I remember trekking cities alongside Nipsey and family. Our sprinter van trailed their mobile home from state to state.
there is something in every one of us that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in ourselves and that IT is the only true guide that we would ever have. “’…. And that if we cannot hear it, we will all of our lives spend our days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls!’”
I pray for those who trespass against it. But most importantly, he was a vessel from God. I pray that Ermias Foundation continues to blossom. I realized Nipsey was all of those perspectives. “Time surely revealed itself. As my heart aches for him and his family, I understand that the Most High doesn’t make mistakes.
“The outpouring of admiration is testimony to the love and respect you’ve farmed.
“Sleep well King, The Marathon continues as a line of energy for all of us to consider.
LOVE AND LIGHT, JAY"
“So, Top of the top – Nip
Fellow South L.A. native Lamar, who is featured on Hussle’s song “Dedication,” remembered working with the rapper early in his career.
"Renown[ed] late Professor Dr. Howard Thurman introduced us – many years ago – to the existence of a new black man …..
“I watched a young, ambitious black male orchestrate fellowship amongst the men around him on that tour. Determined to execute one thing—and that was Greatness. Was he a radical? My curiosity about who he really was started to grow from that moment in time. Or was he a thinker? The years progressed, and my admiration grew from up close and from afar. That mystique kept me engaged throughout his life and career. Watching his interviews, his philosophies, and his work amongst the black community. Was he a product of Crenshaw and Slauson? Greatness in knowledge, greatness in wealth, and greatness in self.
“The world just got to see a flash of your brilliance.
Tributes from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, YG, the Game and athletes such as Russell Westbrook and James Harden are included in the program. While there have been many tributes onstage at the Nipsey Hussle memorial service taking place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center today, there are many more within the event’s program.
“Though I was there as support for my brother Jay Rock, Nipsey greeted me as one of his own. And that was very commendable. Casually, I would go out to the crowd and listen to the substance he spewed on stage. Thinking to myself, this is the type of talent I want to be a part of. But his integrity as a person made me even more enthused. His charisma and way with words was powerful.

Say you in the field huh? Bitch where? Tell me you a real one, bitch where? Tell me you gon’ kill some, bitch where? [Outro]
Lock and loaded, I control it
Rock and roll it, don’t you notice, I’m the coldest
Lock and loaded, I control it
Rock and roll it, don’t you notice, I’m the coldest
Lock and loaded, I control it
Rock and roll it, don’t you notice, I’m the coldest
Lock and loaded, I control it
Rock and roll it, don’t you notice, I’m the coldest Tell me you a real one, bitch where? [Verse 1]
The devil thought he had me, I was on back burners
Moon walkin’ fast, y’all respect my journey
Evil tappin’ in like the Feds was watchin’
No album, no dope, I was all out of options
I’d rather rob than get a job, don’t insult me
Remember it was nicks and dimes in ’03
I was doing bad so I took your bag
Tables turned, lessons learned, karma come back fast
Flipped off that bitch, milly rockin’ the wheel
200 thousand in the bank, straight to hospital bills
Momma still got the shakes, prayin’ I’m all right
Dreams of enemies in the lobby when they hit the lights
So many niggas be wishin’ they was you bro
Same niggas that hit you with that, “I love you bro”
Tread softly, see the snakes comin’ I pop ’em off me
Nigga, my life costly
[Chorus]
Bitch where? [Verse 2]
Battle scars and tribulations, downfalls from the situations
I bounced off with dedication, accounted for my participation
Gettin’ pounds off, gettin’ rounds off, gettin’ blocks back I facilitated
When I sound off, you a groundhog, that’s a casket and a pillow waitin’
Magic in a dope spot, four chickens, that’s Popeye’s
More spinach, that’s Popeye, four women sippin’ Mai Tais
I’m a cold nigga, free my guys, free PI, free [?]
Free shooter Ray from the foul line, we gon get money or die tryin’
Jay Rock and I’m back bitch, watch out, blow your back, bitch
Be cool, gotta relax bitch, I’m only speakin’ facts, bitch
I been through the bullshit to the pulpit, up shit’s creek
Been a nuisance to my OGs, got a new sense 2018
Put that on the bloodiest, whip clean, I’m the bloodiest
Bitch cling on the bloodiest, pull up, I’ma fuck with it
Slide in for the tape deck, got a best friend she say less
Fake threats, I’ma fade that, either pay checks or I pay debt
[Chorus]
Bitch where? Bitch where? Say you in the field huh? Tell me you gon’ kill some, bitch where?