According to several confirmed reports, Los Angeles rapper Indian Red Boy was shot and killed while on Instagram Live and it is reported that the rapper was killed for disrespecting a mural of slain L.A. legend Nipsey Hussle. He was 21 years old.
21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was killed during an IG Live broadcast, which was caught on camera, but swiftly removed from all social media due to its graphic nature. Red Boy was in a conversation with another man on the broadcast when the gunshots went off.
The L.A. County Fire Department confirmed the death of the rapper in Hawthorne, CA around 4 PM PST on Thursday.
Lt. Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department spoke on Red Boy’s death, saying, “It appears to have been a walk-up shooting, and he appears to have been targeted. [Rivera] appears to be a gang member.”
Even though no official motive has been confirmed, it is alleged that Red Boy was killed in retaliation for disrespecting a Nipsey Hussle mural. TheSource.com will update the story to confirm the motive behind the killing.
The family of late West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle will have to wait for justice. The newest lawyer of the accused murderer says the trial should go to court by next winter. Nipsey Hussle’s Family To Wait For Justice Justice might not come until 2022, which will be almost three years since the Crenshaw native […]
Rap/Hip-Hop music icon and philanthropist, Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, Businessman/Philanthropist Michael Harris, and the late rapper and business man, Nipsey Hussle are this year’s honoree for the Black Business Association (BBA), “Virtual Salute to Black Music Awards” on Thursday, June 24, 2020 at 5:30 – 7 PM. The BBA is the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California and will host its Annual event held in recognition of Black Music Appreciation Month.
The BBA is excited to announce it will honor Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, with the “Lifetime Legacy Award”,and Michael Harris, with the “Business Pioneer Legends Award”. They will also honor Nipsey Hussle posthumously the “Distinguished Business Advocate Award”.
In keeping with the event theme, “The Business behind the Music”, the (BBA) recognizes the honorees for their contributions of these esteemed honorees in the advancement of African-Americans in the music Industry. Now, more than ever the (BBA) recognizes that in light of the current Black Lives Matter Movement; there is an even greater imperative, to acknowledge those that help to propel Black Lives into success. Among past Honorees are; Clarence Avant, Berry Gordy, Dick Griffey, Smokey Robinson, Siedah Garrett, Janet Jackso, and Jheryl Busby to name a few.
Issa Rae revealed that she previously had a rift with Lauren London that Nipsey Hussle helped resolve.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress reflected on her breakout web series The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl, and revealed that producers wanted Lauren London to portray Issa’s character.
Issa has been open about this experience but in her recent interview, she said “one of my biggest regrets [is] naming her. She took offense to that.”
The Insecure star said they weren’t on good terms up until Diddy’s 49th birthday when the dearly-departed Nipsey encouraged them to speak.
“[Nipsey Hussle] was like ‘You should just talk to her. Let me set it up.’”
As a result, the ladies were able to reach the victory lap and had a two-hour conversation. “It actually sparked an amazing two-hour conversation. We had so much in common. She was like, ‘People don’t understand, I’m an awkward Black girl.’ In the same way that I was upset about the limited portrayal of Black women, she was like, ‘People do the same thing to me.’ I completely get that.”
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In continuance of honoring the vision and legacy of Nipsey Hussle, PUMA and The Marathon Clothing company will release their first collection of 2021.
The limited-edition collection will include a white co-branded Hussle Way Logo T-shirt and a fresh take on the classic PUMA “Suede” sneaker. The first-ever TMC Suede is a low-top, all-over gray silhouette with gold metallic foil throughout featuring TMC embossed on the heel and the PUMA x TMC logo printed on the sockliner.
The Suede ($80) and the tee ($45) will be available on PUMA.com (exact time TBC), at the PUMA NYC Flagship store, and at select retailers, including The Marathon Clothing, starting May 7.
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The timeline literally moved when the “What It Feels Like” collaboration between Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle was announced. Fans first received a tease in the most recent trailer for the Judas and the Black Messiah film, but now the official soundtrack is now available.
The posthumous verse from Hussle is met by a recent offering from Hov as he references the insurrection at the capitol in yet another stellar offering.
NBA star LeBron James is enjoying the perks of being a world superstar. King James went online to share footage of himself turning up to JAY-Z and Nipsey Hussle’s new track before anybody else even heard it. LeBron Turns Up To New JAY-Z + Nip Track LeBron took to his Instagram Story with a video […]
In the latest trailer to the Shaka King-directed biopic about assassinated Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, the new cut finds both Nipsey and Jay spitting some Black power inspired content with Hova dropping spiritual bars like “Black stones on my neck, y’all can’t kill Christ/Black Messiah is what I feel like/Sh*t ain’t gonna stop cause y’all spill blood/We gon’ turn up even more since y’all killed cuz.”
Jay-Z also references his verse on “Murder To Excellence,” off his Watch The Throne collaborate album with Kanye West, when he name-checked Hampton while noting that his birthday, Dec. 4, 1969, is on the same day cops gunned him down the Civil Rights activist in cold blood.
Aside from the film’s soundtrack holding this heater in the chamber, the Hit-Boy executive-produced project will be featuring some of the game’s most prolific MC’s including Nas, Rakim, and Black Thought amongst other of your favorite artists.
Judas And The Black Messiah debuts on HBO Max this Friday (February 12) with the soundtrack streaming on all platforms on the same day. Be sure to peep HHW’s interview with The Lucas Bros. about their contributions tothe film, too.
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