Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Has Motion Denied In Court

Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer Eric Holder pleaded not guilty to all six charges brought against him in a Los Angeles courthouse last month.

During court proceedings, Holder’s defense attorney motioned to have the two attempted murder charges dropped. According to The Shade Room, a judge denied that motion on Thursday morning (November 14).

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRExclusive: A judge has denied a motion by Eric Holder, the man accused of killing #NipseyHussle, to dismiss related attempted murder charges in the case. ___ It happened this morning at a Los Angeles courthouse where Holder’s lawyers argued the “kill zone theory” did not apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims Holder allegedly shot and asked to dismiss those two charges in the case. ___ Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution on this one. “I’m unwilling to do that,” Perry said. The prosecution believes that Holder is in fact guilty of attempted murder because of that same “kill zone theory,” meaning he targeted one victim, but due to his mode of attack (two firearms in this case), he had intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving. ___ Following today’s hearing, Holder’s case will now move forward to trial in February. This story is developing.

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Holder’s lawyers argued the “Kill Zone Theory” didn’t apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims who were shot on March 31, the day the incident occurred. The defense wanted those charges dismissed.

But Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution and stated, “I’m unwilling to do that.”

The prosecution said Holder is guilty of attempted murder because of that same “Kill Zone Theory.” They say he may have only targeted one victim but due to his mode of attack — two firearms in this case — he had “intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving.”

Nip was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. Kerry Lathan, 56, and another man were shot in the melee.

Holder’s trial is expected to begin in February 2020.

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Has Motion Denied In Court

Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer Eric Holder pleaded not guilty to all six charges brought against him in a Los Angeles courthouse last month.

During court proceedings, Holder’s defense attorney motioned to have the two attempted murder charges dropped. According to The Shade Room, a judge denied that motion on Thursday morning (November 14).

Holder’s lawyers argued the “Kill Zone Theory” didn’t apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims who were shot on March 31, the day the incident occurred. The defense wanted those charges dismissed.

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRExclusive: A judge has denied a motion by Eric Holder, the man accused of killing #NipseyHussle, to dismiss related attempted murder charges in the case. ___ It happened this morning at a Los Angeles courthouse where Holder’s lawyers argued the “kill zone theory” did not apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims Holder allegedly shot and asked to dismiss those two charges in the case. ___ Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution on this one. “I’m unwilling to do that,” Perry said. The prosecution believes that Holder is in fact guilty of attempted murder because of that same “kill zone theory,” meaning he targeted one victim, but due to his mode of attack (two firearms in this case), he had intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving. ___ Following today’s hearing, Holder’s case will now move forward to trial in February. This story is developing.

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But Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution and stated, “I’m unwilling to do that.”

The prosecution said Holder is guilty of attempted murder because of that same “Kill Zone Theory.” They say he may have only targeted one victim but due to his mode of attack — two firearms in this case — he had “intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving.”

Nip was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. Kerry Lathan, 56, and another man were shot in the melee.

Holder’s trial is expected to begin in February 2020.

Dave East Explains Why Kodak Black Was Dropped From His "Survival" Album

Dave East‘s Survival album arrived last week and was filled with 20-tracks with strong features by DJ Premier, J. Black, Teyana Taylor, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Fabolous, Jacquees, Mozzy, Gunna and more. The 14th fering on the tape, “Night Shift” featuring Lil Baby, was initailly supposed to feature Kodak Black but due to past remarks Kodak made about Lauren London, Dave scraped the idea. 

Dave East Explains Why Kodak Black Was Dropped From His "Survival" Album
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As we know, Nipsey Hussle was a good friend Dave’s and the duo had a connection that was “deeper than rap.” After the tragic, untimely passing Nipsey, Kodak made inappropriate comments about Lauren London’s widow status on Instagram Live that resulted in some serious backlash from the hip hop community. It’s for that reason, along with Dave’s conscious, why he dropped Kodak from his album. 

“Anybody—I don’t care who it might have been—don’t speak on that man after he’s gone if it’s not in a positive light. Don’t speak on that man’s woman, that man’s kids. Don’t bring that man up,” Dave told Big Boy in a recent interview. “I just couldn’t have a song called ‘The Marathon Continues’ where I’m talking to my brother—and he’s on it—and a few songs before it, you know.”

Despite Dave’s removal Kodak, he doesn’t harbour any ill feelings towards him. “But like I said, I don’t have no problems with homie. Free Kodak Black.”

Watch the conversation at the 56:30 below.

YG Asked His 3-Year-Old To Smell Bag Of Weed & Twitter Is Not Pleased

Celebrities are ten roasted by the masses for poor parenting choices, just ask T.I. What usually starts f as someone innocently posting content their kids on social media can result in Twitter aggressively pointing out where the parent went wrong. While parenting styles can vary, people take some truths to be self-evident, such as, “Thou shalt not allow your child to be near narcotics.” 

YG is receiving some criticism for allowing his daughter to smell his massive bag weed. In a video that the Compton rapper posted on his IG story, his 3-year-old daughter, Harmony, seems to stumble upon daddy’s kush stash in a drawer. YG picks it up and Harmony begins gleefully inspecting it. She hypothesizes that it’s broccoli after he asks her to identify the bag’s contents. He then encourages her to smell it to see whether the stench would change her mind, but she remains firm in her conviction that it’s alotta brocolli.  

While some tweets chastised Kehlani’s boyfriend for exposing his little girl to drugs, others thought the joke was harmless. It appears YG didn’t feel the need to defend his actions because when The Shade Room posted some the Twitter reactions, he simply commented, “That was the MARATHON OG,” shouting out the strain engineered by his late friend, Nipsey Hussle

In other YG news, he brought out Stormy Daniels during his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw this past weekend

Dave East Weighs Whether Or Not He Should Drop Nipsey Hussle Collaborations

It’s been less than a week since Dave East released his anticipated album Survival and the rapper announced on social media that the record has already been certified Gold. The star-studded project includes features by the likes  Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor, Lil Baby, Gunna, Fabolous, Ty Dolla $ign, The-Dream, Jacquees, E-40, and more, including a clip Nipsey Hussle speaking about his “marathon” on the last track that was set aside as a tribute to the slain rapper.

Dave East Weighs Whether Or Not He Should Drop Nipsey Hussle Collaborations
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It was about a month ago when Dave shared that just prior to his good friend’s shocking murder, he and Nipsey were working on a collaborative project. He revealed to Revolt TV that they’d already completed six tracks, and now fans are wondering what is to become the songs. In an interview with BET, Dave isn’t quite sure how he’s going to move forward with that because when it’s all said and done, he’s still grieving the loss his friend.

“I don’t know because this sh** weird. That was my friend,” he said. “I know it might be dope for the fans and for the people that love Nip, and love what I do, and love us together. The only reason I would do it is to get whatever was made from it and give it to Emani and Kross. But I can’t do no videos for it. That would make it weird. And to know we actually spoke about the sh*t. We wanted to do a tour with it. We used to say, ‘Yo, we going to only feature Snoop Dogg] and keep this sh*t on some Crip sh*t.’ We used to have them convos. So, I don’t even like listening to them songs. To put them out, I know I’d have to go through a whole process with that and have to revisit that too much.”

Dave added that he was in a place in his life where the thought that everything was headed in a better direction and then things were jolted by the news pf Nipsey’s murder. “I made it, I’m out the hood, my money up,” he said. However, dwelling on Nipsey’s death is a “super dark” time that is difficult for him to revisit. “It would be dope for the fans. But that probably will be some sh*t that’s in the vault for when my daughter gets older.”

Dave East Reveals ‘Survival’ Tracklisting

With just five days until its release, Dave East has revealed the tracklisting for his debut album Survival.

In addition to the Nas-assisted “Godfather 4,” the 20 tracks include appearances from Teyana Taylor, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Fabolous, Gunna, Jacquees, Lil Baby, and Ty Dolla $ign, who appears on the bonus track “On Sight.” He also pays homage to Nipsey Hussle on the closer, “The Marathon Continues.”

Fans can go behind the scenes of the making of the album as part of East’s five-part Survival documentary series. Parts 1 through 3 are available to watch now on YouTube.

Survival has been a long time coming for East, who released 14 mixtapes and earned acclaim for 2017’s Paranoia: A True Story, which featured collaborations with Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, and Chris Brown.

The star of Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is currently on his “Survival Tour,” which runs through Nov. 29 in Boston before heading to Europe in December.

Survival is due Friday, Nov. 8. See the tracklisting below.

Survival Tracklisting

1. “They Wanna Kill You” feat. DJ Premier
2. “Penthouse” feat. J Black
3. “Godfather 4” feat. Nas
4. “Need a Sign” feat. Teyana Taylor
5. “On My Way 2 School”
6. “Seventeen”
7. “Mama I Made It”
8. “OG” feat. Rick Ross and The-Dream
9. “What’s Goin On” feat. Fabolous
10. “Baby”
11. “Alone” feat. Jacquees
12. “What You Mad At” feat. The Madd Rapper
13. “Everyday” feat. Gunna
14. “Devil Eyes” feat. Mozzy and E40
15. “Night Shift” feat. Lil Baby
16. “Wanna Be a G” feat. Max B
17. “Me & Mines”
18. “Daddy Knows” feat. Ashley Leone
19. “The Marathon Continues (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)”

BONUS:
20. “On Sight” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

The Marathon Clothing Store Has Fulfilled Hundreds Of Thousands Of Orders With 13K More To Go

In the seven months since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in front his The Marathon Clothing store, the rapper’s visions have carried on. Community leaders have advanced on his work in uniting foes, Nipsey’s unfinished business dealings have been completed or are continuing in production, and his clothing brand is more popular than ever before. 

The Marathon Clothing Store Has Fulfilled Hundreds Of Thousands Of Orders With 13K More To Go
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The outpouring support from the public forced the brick and mortar store to close its doors, but the online orders continued to roll in. Some may have believed that as time went on, orders would slow down, but that isn’t the case with The Marathon Clothing. They shared an update on Monday with customers that they’ve fulfilled hundreds thousands orders in the last few months, and they still have 13K to go.

“The people supported Nipsey’s vision, admired his business savvy, and more than anything, respected his demonstration,” they wrote. “An unprecedented outpour orders at a time when we were at the lowest point our lives forced us to get up and carry on, get up and fulfill our obligation to the people that placed orders.”

They continued that after closing the doors the store, there weren’t plans set in place to continue with The Marathon Clothing. They also explained that with such a large number orders set in place, they had to scale up their facilities to handle the increase in production. The company expects to have these last 13K packages out by the end November, so everyone who has been waiting, some for months, can expect to receive their items soon.

Dave East Speaks On Unfinished Nipsey Hussle Collaboration Album

The bond between Dave East and Nipsey Hussle ran deep in the rap game. East spoke on how Hussle’s death affected their planned collaboration album.

In a new interview with Revolt, East elaborated on the unfinished album by stating, “We were six songs in. We were planning a tour and all of that. Fuck rap. I’m going to keep it 100.”

On March 31, Hussle was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Hyde Park by alleged killer Eric Holder.

After the shooting, East held a vigil in New York to honor Hussle.

Hussle’s immediate impact on the culture was felt by East. “That was my nigga. Anything we did together or anytime I had to be around that nigga, I cherish it,” East stated. “It’s wack he went out like that. That nigga’s a king. Kings ain’t supposed to go out like that. But, that’s the world we’re living in. It’s wack he went out like that, but it sharpened me and a million other niggas up. He went out like a G.”

“I didn’t know until I did a tribute for Nip,” East revealed about Hussle’s influence on his debut album Survival. “I didn’t want to talk about anything else. I talked about everything. I got shit about my moms. I got shit about me playing ball. I got shit about me being locked up. I went mad personal and I wrapped it up with a tribute to my boy. Once I said what I said to Nip, I was like, ‘We’re good.’”

Besides the unfinished collaboration, Lauren London recently won guardianship over their son Kross’s stake in the late rapper’s estate.

The Game Responds Following Claims He’s Exploiting Nipsey Hussle’s Name

Nipsey Hussle and The Game had a very close relationship but ever since the passing the Crenshaw native, many have wondered just how close they actually are. The Game went from posting daily about Nipsey following his passing to dedicating the beginning the week to #MarathonMondays. Recently, The Game announced his new label, Prolific Records, which was inspired by Nipsey Hussle’s face tattoo. However, many didn’t look at it that way.

Immediately after announcing the label and rolling out the merch, which reportedly sold out in half an hour, fans began taking issue with Game using Nipsey’s name for prit. A member All Money In even took to Instagram to blast The Game for even pulling a move like that.

The Game has since posted a lengthy message, not only defending his actions, but making it clear that he hasn’t used Nipsey’s name without the approval from his family, namely Blacc Sam.

“The use the world ‘Prolific’ by myself is the only way helping to carry on my bro’s legacy,” he wrote. “Out love for Nip, Blacc Sam and his immediate family etc. I purposely did not include any pics Nip nor his likeness & directed all traffic to @themarathonclothing as I’ve done since bro’s passing. I’ve spoken closely to ‘Blacc Sam’ every step the way & have had his blessing with things I’ve done to help honor bro’s name and continue his legacy.”

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The Game Responds Following Claims He's Exploiting Nipsey Hussle's Name
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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Granted Guardianship Of His Daughter

Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s family was reportedly granted guardianship of his 10-year-old daughter Emani. According to TMZ, a judge signed off on the decision earlier this week.

The judge evidently decided not to grant guardianship to the birth mother Tenisha Foster, who has been described by Hussle’s family as “unfit.”

The court said Nip’s family provided sufficient evidence for their petition. Subsequently, the late MC’s siblings — Samantha Smith and Sam Asghedom — and his mother Angelique Smith are now Emani’s guardians.

Lauren London, who has a 3-year-old son named Kross with the slain rapper, was also in court on Tuesday (October 15) to ask for guardianship over their son’s estate.

Although London and Nip’s family have clashed when it comes to Kross, a judge ultimately determined London will be in charge of his finances. The child is reportedly expected to inherit roughly $1 million with another $1 million going to Emani.

The Grammy Award-nominated artist was shot and killed on March 31 in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. He was 33.

Nipsey Hussle’s Family Awarded Custody of Daughter

Nipsey Hussle’s family has been granted guardianship of his daughter.

A judge has signed off on Nipsey’s immediate family members becoming legal guardians to the rapper’s 10-year-old daughter, Emani. After providing sufficient evidence for their petition, his sister and brother, Samantha Smith and Sam Asghedom, and his mother, Angelique Smith, have been appointed as Emani’s guardians.

They were awarded custody over Emani’s biological mother, Tanisha Foster. Foster faced off in court with Nipsey’s brother and sister over the care of Emani, who has been living with Smith following the rapper’s death in March.

Nipsey’s family won custody by arguing that Foster was unfit to parent. Foster has a prior criminal record, including arrests in 2006 and 2007, and has reportedly been absent from her other two children’s lives.

Emani is expected to inherit half of Nipsey’s $2 million estate. The other half will go to his son Kross. Kross’ mother, Lauren London, has received approval from the court to manage her 3-year-old son’s estate. She will handle the $1 million in finances that Kross is set to inherit.

Nipsey was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles in March. Following his death, his sister Samantha vowed to take care of his family.

“I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother,” she wrote. “I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.”

Nipsey’s alleged killer, Eric Holder, has been charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm.

A Nipsey Hussle Biography Is Officially In the Works

Rob Kenner, the founding editor of Vibe, will be writing a biography of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.

The ‘unauthorized’ biography will be entitled The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle and is expected to be published by Atria Books on March 24th of next year.

The late rapper, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was murdered this past March in Los Angeles outside his Marathon Clothing store.  A few days later, authorities arrested Eric Holder and charged him with Hussle’s murder.

According to details tipped by Kenner, the book will be more than just a narrative retelling of his Hussle’s life. It will also include commentary from the rapper himself as well as interviews of those who knew him well and who have not yet had their say.

Kenner is one of those who knew Hussle.

He says that, when he spoke to him last, Hussle told him that he preferred not to give things to people, such as jewelry or money. Instead, he gave out “game.” Kenner adds that his book is his attempt to fulfill Hussle’s intention.

“The things he rapped about were drawn directly from his life, and telling his truth and saying every word like he meant it was more important to him than fancy cadences or verbal pyrotechnics,” Kenner told Complex.  “That authenticity is what made him stand out amid the musical maelstrom of the blog rap era, and it’s what will make his best work stand the test of time.”

According to Kenner, Hussle’s family did not authorize him to write the book. But he will still give a portion of the book’s proceeds to Hussle’s estate anyway.

Kenner believes that Hussle was “one of the most fascinating artists of our time.” He also believes that the rapper was “an important activist and thought leader.” At the same time, Kenner thinks that Hussle did not receive much acclaim during his life, so he hopes that his book will “set the record straight.”

Indeed, Hussle enjoyed substantial notoriety within the rap community, especially in Los Angeles.  But his fame wasn’t massive, especially compared to other rappers like Drake or Post Malone.

Atria Books’ Michelle Herrera Mulligan will edit the book. “Nipsey has inspired an entire generation of people who have felt invisible in their communities,” Mulligan stated.

“This book will share the blueprint of Nipsey’s success, drawn on the streets where he was raised.”

Nipsey Hussle Biography Set for Release

The first biography on Nipsey Hussle is headed to bookstores in 2020.

The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle, written by music journalist Rob Kenner, is set for release on March 24 Atria Books. According to Complex, the unauthorized book will feature on-the-ground reporting and interviews with Nipsey’s family and friends.

“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,’” says Kenner. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention. The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became.”

Nipsey Hussle Biography Set for Release

Kenner says he wanted to write a book about Nipsey “long before his tragic death.” A portion of proceeds will go to Nipsey’s estate. “I wanted to do my part to help set the record straight,” explains Kenner. “While this is not an authorized biography, I’ve decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the book to Nipsey’s estate out of respect.”

Michelle Herrera Mulligan, senior editor at Atria, will edit the biography. “Nipsey has inspired an entire generation of people who have felt invisible in their communities,” she says. “This book will share the blueprint of Nipsey’s success, drawn on the streets where he was raised.”

The 33-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31. In the wake of his death, his family has launched the Neighborhood Nip Foundation, which will continue Nipsey’s efforts in his community. PUMA also released a collaborative collection with his Marathon Clothing brand, with all net proceeds going to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.

Nipsey Hussle Biography In The Works

Nipsey Hussle’s life story will be immortalized in a biography. Former Vibe magazine editor Rob Kenner is writing a book titled The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle about the slain MC.

“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,’” Kenner told Complex. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention. The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became.”

The Marathon Don’t Stop is scheduled to be released on March 24, 2020. The biography will be published by Atria Books. Atria’s Michelle Herrera Mulligan will serve as the book’s editor.

“Nipsey has inspired an entire generation of people who have felt invisible in their communities,” Mulligan said. “This book will share the blueprint of Nipsey’s success, drawn on the streets where he was raised.”

The late rapper, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed on March 31. Days later, Eric Holder was arrested and charged with Nipsey’s murder.

Nipsey Hussle Biography "The Marathon Don’t Stop" Release Date Revealed

It’s nearly been one full year since the passing Nipsey Hussle, one the most iconic rappers to ever hail from Los Angeles. During the final year his life, Nip experienced the most career recognition he’s ever gotten, being nominated for a Grammy Award and enjoying one the highest-quality bodies work from that annual campaign. An artist, activist, friend, father, and much more, Hussle will always be remembered in the hip-hop community as somebody who was truly a neighbourhood hero. He was murdered in broad daylight outside his clothing shop this year and, near the first anniversary his death, a biography will be released about him.

Titled The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times Nipsey HussleComplex reports that music journalist Rob Kenner is in the process penning a biography about the life the storied rapper. Kenner’s work will include on-the-ground reporting and in-person reports with Hussle’s family and friends. It is currently expected to arrive on March 24, 2020, which is just a few days before the anniversary Nip’s murder. 

Nipsey Hussle Biography "The Marathon Don't Stop" Release Date Revealed
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Speaking on the reason why he undertook this mission, Kenner reveals that he wants to expand on Nipsey’s intended legacy. “The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping f bags money on people, but I’m giving out game,'” said Kenner to Complex. “This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention. The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became.”

Will you be picking up a copy next year?