Meek Mill Deletes Instagram

Meek Mill is done with social media.

The Dreamchasers boss has decided to take a break from Instagram and Twitter to focus on real life.

On Saturday (April 20), he deleted his Instagram page, but his Twitter account currently remains active. “No social media …. all real life!” he tweeted just moments after deleting IG.

The move comes following the death of his friend Nipsey Hussle, who was killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles last month.

Meek, who was working on a joint project with Nipsey, was deeply affected by the tragedy. “Broke me,” he tweeted following Nipsey’s death. “He really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level of hatred that we are born in .. I’m tired 🙏🏾 prayers for my brother and his family.”

Prior to deleting his Instagram, Meek shared a photo of a black Lamborghini with a woman’s wedding dress flowing out of it. “When I get married this how we carrying it [fishing] for a wife,” he captioned it.

He also posted other cryptic messages. “You spend too much time on women that’s why you ain’t having it like I’m having it,” he wrote in another post, adding, “You gave me more than I wanted … You gave me more than I needed.”

According to Urban Islandz, it’s all part of the promo for new music Meek is working on. He had previously been teasing new music on Twitter. “I should drop another 4 pack!!!” he wrote on April 14, referencing 2016’s four-track EP 4/4.

YG Mourns Nipsey Hussle During Easter Celebrations

The loss rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle affected us all, from fans to close friends and family. The outpouring support which followed the “Double Up” rapper’s tragic death demonstrates the love and respect people had for him. On this Easter Sunday, a tradition known to embody the celebration love, family and friendship, those close to the late rapper took it to social media to mourn their recent loss.  

Actress Lauren London and former girlfriend Nipsey Hussle recently shared a photo their bond, recapitulating on how much she misses her lover. Following closely, LA-native and rapper The Game, who remains vocal about the tremendous pain he still feels following the loss a great friend, shared a heartfelt post honoring Nipsey’s memory as well. Next up, rapper YG joined in with a shared post, calling out the ache felt surrounding Nipsey’s physical lack there this Easter. The words “I still don’t understand” are emphasized and indeed ring true, as, for many us, the death the rapper still feels surreal. Though in times like these, we may continue to honor the life such a great spirit and human being. As such, the marathon continues…

YG Mourns Nipsey Hussle During Easter Celebrations

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Nipsey Hussle Shooting Victim Released From Jail: Report

The tragic passing Nipsey Hussle surely left an enormous, gaping hole within the Hip Hop community. The father two was tragically shot and killed close to a month ago today. And  the numerous bystanders having witnessed Hussle’s slaying was a close friend, Kerry Lathan.

Nipsey Hussle Shooting Victim Released From Jail: Report

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Lathan was recently released from jail following the completion a 25-year sentence linked to a murder charge. The 56-year old man was placed under strict restrictions upon his release which included a ban on any gang-related affiliations. Hussle, who was a member the Crips set “Rollin 60’s”, met up with the released felon at his store “Marathon” to gift clothes in celebration  Lathan’s release from prison. It was then that the rapper was struck along with Lathan, who managed to survive the attack.

Since Nipsey’s passing, Lathan was arrested on the count breaching parole regulations and detained in a California detention center. Since then, all charges were dropped. According to Page Six, the slain rapper’s associate was released from police custody due to strong consideration that he was simply an innocent bystander. Lauren Noriega, Mr. Lathan’s lawyer, added  KABC “he wasn’t there to propose any business to Nipsey. He had no idea that Nipsey would be there.” 

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Murderer’s Getaway Driver Still Being Investigated

Los Angeles, CA – The driver who sped off with Nipsey Hussle’s suspected killer, Eric Holder, isn’t off the hook. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources say the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County District Attorney are “actively investigating” the woman who was behind the wheel.

Surveillance video captured the escape and shows the shooter running down an alley to the waiting car. He stops at the car for a second and then hops inside the passenger seat while the driver floors it.

The woman was interviewed by LAPD detectives two days after the murder but wasn’t arrested. Law enforcement sources said at the time, “Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot,” which led to the conclusion they were getting inside information from the driver. However, it’s unclear what kind of information they’re after. There were plenty of witnesses to the shooting.

Police still need to determine if the woman knew the alleged killer was intent on murdering Nipsey. At the time, she insisted she had no idea he was armed or had plans to shoot him.

Complicating things even further, when the car arrived at Marathon Clothing, Holder was driving and the woman was the passenger. He then parked in the strip mall parking lot next to the store. As she waited in the car, Nipsey and Holder had their initial conversation.

Although several reports suggested they got into an argument, there was supposedly no animosity toward the end of their encounter. Nonetheless, the man believed to be Holder returned to the scene where he unloaded at least six shots, striking two other men and killing Nipsey.

The woman, who by this time was in the driver’s seat, was waiting in the alley with the engine running. That’s when they made their getaway.

The Hip Hop community, especially in Los Angeles, is still mourning the insurmountable loss of Nipsey. Most recently, The Game got a new license plate for his blue Lamborghini that reads “RIP NIP.”

The intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw — where Nip was gunned down — was also renamed Nipsey Hussle Square. 

The Game Gets “RIP NIP” License Plate On His Blue Lamborghini

Los Angeles, CA – The Game is still reeling from Nipsey Hussle’s death but is finding new ways to honor his late friend every day. In addition to the daily Instagram posts he writes about Neighborhood Nip, Mr. L.A. Confidential’s license plate is now custom tailored with a Nipsey tribute.

In an Instagram video, he shared a clip of his blue Lamborghini with a license plate that reads “RIP NIP.”

As the entire Hip Hop community knows, Nip was gunned down on March 31 in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. Since then, the outpouring of support has continued for nearly three weeks and is showing no signs of slowing down.

For starters, the intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw — where the murder occurred — was renamed Nipsey Hussle Square and his funeral at the Staples Center on April 11 was the first service held there since Michael Jackson’s death.

Snoop Dogg Honors Nipsey Hussle with Chain

Snoop Dogg is keeping Nipsey Hussle close to him.

While The Game and Rick Ross got tattoos, the West Coast OG paid homage to his late friend with a custom necklace. Snoop showed off his new accessory, which features a photo of the 33-year-old MC in an oval pendant surrounded by diamonds with a rainbow-colored chain.

“TMCONTINUES ♿️💙🙏🏾🏁,” Snoop captioned a photo of himself wearing the chain.

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TMCONTINUES ♿️💙🙏🏾🏁

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Last week, Snoop delivered a tearful tribute to Nipsey at his “Celebration of Life” memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles during which he also honored Nipsey’s family. “You may have lost a son, but you picked up another son in me,” he told Nipsey’s father.

Others including The Game and Rick Ross got tattoos in remembrance of the Crenshaw MC, who was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store last month. Rappers like T.I., 2 Chainz, and Meek Mill have also shown their support by purchasing thousands of dollars in merchandise from his store.

Nipsey’s legacy lives on. The intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard will be named “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square” in his honor, while his mural appears on a public basketball court outside Crete Academy charter school in the Crenshaw District.

YG Announces New Album ‘4REAL 4REAL’

Ahead of the release of his new album next month, YG has announced the title.

During an interview with Billboard, the Compton rapper revealed that his fourth full-length album, 4REAL 4REAL, will arrive May 3.

He had planned a surprise release ahead of his Coachella set on April 12, just eight months after dropping his album Stay Dangerous. “From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project,” he said. “That wasn’t my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy–it took a little longer.”

But on March 31, his close friend and collaborator Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store. In light of Nipsey’s passing, he decided to delay the project. “I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th,” tweeted YG. “But man Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month.”

According to Billboard, 4REAL 4REAL is “perhaps his most confident storytelling to date.” Instead of freestyling like he usually does, he decided to switch up his recording process and wrote some of the tracks, including the opener “The Face,” on his laptop.

During his Coachella set last weekend, YG announced the album’s May 3 release date and debuted a new song called “Stop Snitchin,” inspired by 6ix9ine, who copped a plea deal in his federal racketeering case.

He also brought out special guests including Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and Tyga, and dedicated his set to Nipsey. “We just lost one of our greats, we just lost one of our homies, our big brothers, a motherfu**in’ legend, black motherfu**in’ Jesus,” said YG, who served as a pallbearer at Hussle’s memorial. “So I’ma dedicate this whole motherfu**in’ show to my ni**a Nipsey Hussle.”

Nipsey Hussle’s Murderer’s Driver Seen In Footage Flooring It From Scene: Report

The surveillance video footage that captured the moment Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed has circulated throughout the internet, yet TMZ reports that there are tapes authorities have in their possession that have not been made available to the public. What is known is that Eric Holder, the suspect in the case, approached Nipsey, shot him multiple times at point blank range, and then ran f to a nearby alley where he jumped into an awaiting car driven by a woman.

Throughout the investigation, there have been reports that the driver the getaway car has been cooperative with police, alleging that she had no idea that anyone was going to get hurt, let alone killed. The driver’s identity has yet to be acknowledged publicly by police, although internet sleuths have tracked down and identified who they believe she is. She has not been arrested or charged in connection with Nipsey’s murder.

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Meanwhile, TMZ claims that they have watched surveillance footage the neighboring alley near the Marathon Clothing Store where Nipsey was gunned down, and according to them, it looks as if whoever was behind the steering wheel the getaway car was waiting to take f in a hurry.

“You see the shooter race down an alley to the waiting car,” TMZ writes. “The killer stops at the car for a second, then gets inside the passenger seat and the driver floors it. It’s apparent from the video … the driver was waiting to bolt from the scene.” They also say that their law enforcement sources claim there is still confusion over whether or not the woman was informed the killer’s intent or if she had knowledge that he was carrying a gun.

Rick Ross Gets Nipsey Hussle’s Face Placed On His Elevator Doors

Nipsey Hussle carried around positive energy everywhere he went and you can see that from the way people have been reacting to his death. At the young age 33, Hussle was shot dead in front his shop on Crenshaw and Slauson, which is where he grew up. The majority the hip-hop world has been grieving his loss with OGs and newcomers alike feeling horrible for his family and friends. Rick Ross previously showed f his new tattoo, which honors the late Nipsey Hussle but that’s not the only way that the Florida icon plans to keep his legacy alive.

While this may not be as permanent as the marking on his skin, Rick Ross will have a constant reminder Nipsey Hussle every time he travels between floors in his house because the outside his elevator doors has a picture the rapper plastered on them. He showed f the new decoration on his Snapchat page, telling his fans that the Marathon continues. 

Rick Ross hasn’t been alone in fering daily reminders Nipsey Hussle’s legacy online. T.I., The Game, and YG have all been contributing to the cause, posting regular photos their homie to keep him fresh in everybody’s minds. Take a look at Rozay’s latest tribute below.

Victim Shot During Nipsey Hussle Murder Will Likely Be Released From Jail

With it finally sinking in that Nipsey Hussle is really gone, our focus moves to maintaining his extensive legacy. Artists like The Game and T.I. have been set on keeping Nip’s memory alive, sharing photos the legend on their social pages every day. While the tributes will likely end sometime in the distant future, it’s beautiful to see how Hussle’s work affected so many people’s lives. On the day his public memorial, one the men that were shot with Nipsey in front his Marathon shop was arrested for his association to the gang-affiliated rapper. It appears as though, after a public outcry for Kerry Lathan to be freed, he will likely be released from jail this week. 

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You may recall that the only reason Nipsey had gone to his Marathon shop on the day he lost his life was to pick up some clothing for one his friends that had just been released from prison. 56-year-old Kerry Lathan was with Hussle when he got shot, also suffering a gunshot wound and being taken to the hospital. During the funeral procession, Lathan was actually arrested for his association to Nipsey. One the conditions his parole was for him not to be friends with any gang members and Nipsey was a member the Rollin’ 60s Crips. According to TMZ, the Department Corrections and Rehabilitation has ficially withdrawn their decision to revoke his parole, which means that Lathan is likely to be released from jail as soon as today.

Nipsey Hussle was scheduled to meet with the LAPD the day after he was gunned down to discuss ways they could reduce gang violence in Los Angeles. We will provide updates on Kerry Lathan’s release as they become clear.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing Store Working To Deliver "Over 2 Million Orders"

T.I. and Meek Mill aren’t the only ones dropping bills at Nipsey Hussle‘s Marathon clothing store in support the fallen artist. Fans across the globe have seemingly headed to the online store for Nipsey’s merchandise and ordered a number articles clothing to not only contribute to his brand, but have a piece clothing that represents Nipsey. 

Nipsey Hussle's Marathon Clothing Store Working To Deliver "Over 2 Million Orders"
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Karen Civil sent out a tweet letting fans and followers know to buy “AUTHORIZED items from HIS BUSINESS” if people are looking to support Nipsey and everything he stood for. One user replied, simply stating she’s still “waiting on her package” which promoted Karen to follow-up with an update. 

“It’s coming! Please be patient literally over 2 million orders yours will come shortly they’ve been working 12 hours straight :)”

Karen has been working on the clock in support everything surrounding Nipsey since his passing, even calling out people such as Reggie Bush who seemingly started a GoFundMe page for Nipsey without his family’s authorization.

“I understand you’re motivated and want to help, but there are other ways. His family already asked you NOT to do this. People are literally grieving over a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and someone who meant so much too so many people. This is not the time for this,” she tweeted to the former football player.  

Jordan Clarkson Shows Off Nipsey Hussle Tattoo

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson recently took to instagram to reveal a new tattoo on his left arm in honor Nipsey Hussle

The tat, done by celebrity tattoo artist Steve Wiebe, is a photorealistic image Nipsey along with “TMC” as a nod to the late rapper’s slogan, “The Marathon Continues.” Wiebe also shared some photos on his own instagram account, which you can check out in the posts embedded below.

Jordan Clarkson Shows Off Nipsey Hussle Tattoo

Clarkson, 26, is among the many NBA players who have spoken out against gun and gang violence in the aftermath  the tragic murder. Hours after Nip’s death, Clarkson got on the mic at a Scottsdale nightclub and gave an emotional tribute. He later described to Cleveland.com how it felt like a family member was taken from him when Nipsey passed away.

“We was on a bus and kind all talking and stuff like that. It’s crazy,” Clarkson told cleveland.com. “I was like, ‘Man, it felt like somebody took my family member from me.’ That’s what it felt like. This is a whole thing, man. It’s just embarrassing to us. It’s just crazy, man. Crazy stuff.”

Clarkson’s teammate J.R. Smith has also paid tribute to Nipsey with some brand new ink.

Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Store Currently Sifting Through Over 2 Million Orders

Los Angeles, CA – In the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s March 31 murder, orders at his Marathon Clothing store have skyrocketed. According to a tweet from Karen Civil, the store’s employees have been working overtime to accommodate over 2 million orders.

After a customer tweeted they were waiting on a package, Civil replied, “It’s coming! Please be patient literally over 2 million orders yours will come shortly they’ve been working 12 hours straight.”

Civil made sure to emphasize to support only “authorized” items from the Marathon Clothing.

“If you want to support @NipseyHussle and everything that he stood for please make sure to buy AUTHORIZED items from HIS BUSINESS,” she tweeted along with the website.

Nipsey founded Marathon Clothing with his brother Blacc Sam in 2017. It’s located at the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson in South Los Angeles, where the Grammy Award-nominated rapper was gunned down last month.

The store was apparently one of many business endeavors Nip had his hand in before his untimely death. As a result, his two children are reportedly set for life. 

Nipsey Hussle Invested in Las Vegas Casino Before Death

Nipsey Hussle was a savvy businessman.

The hip-hop impresario owned 14 businesses prior to his death including his All Money In record label and Marathon Clothing store. Additionally, he owned his master recordings as well as real estate. Now, according to a new report, Nipsey had also invested in a Las Vegas casino that is set to open in 2020.

On Monday (April 15), Nipsey’s business partner, David Gross, revealed that he and Nipsey were approached by senior executives from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels about investing in the hospitality space following their failed bid for the Viceroy Santa Monica.

“This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel… But a resort and casino in the desert,” wrote Gross alongside a photo of them leaving McCarran Airport’s private Atlantic Ation terminal in Vegas. “The Virgin Las Vegas coming 2020 #legend #facts.”

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“Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared…” . You always emphasized how important articulating a vision was to actually executing . We always planned to tell the story behind these pictures but didn’t get the chance to because we were busy executing on the next idea, and each successive opportunity got bigger and bigger… . This moment deserves sharing because this was a full circle moment. The significance and symbolism of this was profound for both of us because this was us realizing the American Dream at a high level; we took different paths, but both started with no money, connections or a legacy roadmap that got us to this moment. . This was about 4 months after our syndicate (@djkhaled, @luoldeng9, @rdpeebles) put in a bid for the Viceroy Santa Monica. We were unsuccessful in that but we still shared our attempt with the world. Some people were puzzled why we would share a “failure” but we knew… . A few weeks later, senior execs from Virgin Hotels reached out to Atlantic (@dallaslifestyle) to meet with us to see if we were serious about being in the hospitality space. We were 👌🏽 . This is the meeting a couple months later, that would result in us becoming partial owners, of not a hotel… But a resort and casino in the desert… . The Virgin Las Vegas coming 2020 #legend #facts #TheMarathonContinues 🏁

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But according to Hard Rock Hotel property partner and CEO Richard “Boz” Bosworth, Gross’ report is “a big overstatement,” adding that Nipsey was a “minority investor in a partnership, which was managed by David Gross.” The rapper invested as part of a collective called the Confluent Group, which also includes Carmelo Anthony.

“Hussle was an investor in David Gross’s firm, which made an investment in another fund, which made an investment in J.C. Hospitality,” Bosworth tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “They are three steps removed from being a partner in the property.”

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, located roughly a mile east of the Strip, is set to undergo a $200 million transformation to turn it into the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas. When complete, the property will feature 1,504 guestrooms, a 60,000-square-foot casino, and several pools across five acres, according to Casino.org.

Nipsey had invested in multiple businesses to ensure his financial security. Following his passing, his family has respectfully turned down charity offers. He reportedly set up multiple trust funds to make sure his kids and family would never need a handout.

In addition to running his popular Marathon Clothing store, he was also involved in Destination Crenshaw, a beautification project to turn a 1.3 mile stretch of Crenshaw Blvd. into an open-air art museum.

Nipsey Hussle Earns 1st Top 10 On Billboard Hot Rap Songs With "Racks In The Middle"

Nipsey Hussle continues to make moves on the Billboard charts following his untimely death. The last single he released while he was alive, “Racks In The Middle,” has secured a spot in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs, according to Billboard. The single, which features Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy, marks Nipsey’s first song to enter the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. The song jumped six positions from #15 to #9.

Nipsey Hussle Earns 1st Top 10 On Billboard Hot Rap Songs With "Racks In The Middle"
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“Racks In The Middle” marked the last single Nipsey released while he was living. Its leap on the chart is largely due to streaming numbers which increased by 44% this week. Additionally, it jumped from 14 to 7 on the Rap Streaming Songs chart.

What’s even more impressive is that “Racks” has leaped into the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is currently sitting at #26 after sitting at #44. It’s also in the top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs.

While the song’s been doing well on the charts, his debut studio album, Victory Lap has maintained a position in the top 10 the Billboard 200. The rapper’s album is currently sitting at #3 after moving 63K units that week. Following the rapper’s death, Victory Lap re-entered the Billboard 200 at #2 while four other projects his — Slauson Boy, Crenshaw, The Marathon, and Mailbox Money — made their way on the chart for the first time ever.