SAN DIEGO — A Los Angeles rapper who was shot to death in Los Angeles Sunday performed in his last public concert in San Diego.
Nipsey Hussle, 33, performed Friday night at the Bassmnt nightclub located at 919 Fourth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter. Two days later, the artist was gunned down outside of his Los Angeles clothing store.
Hundreds of people gathered outside of Hussle’s store Monday to pay their respects. Many people who knew him said he was more than just a rapper.
Hussle opened several businesses in the area where he grew up and was known to hire neighbors who were struggling. Recently, he opened a STEM center in the Crenshaw District.
Sloan Bone, who is apart of Mo Thugs, a collective lead by Bone Thugs N Harmony, said what Hussle did for his community was special.
“It’s hard to lose someone who was doing so much for our people,” said Bone. “It’s definitely a hit to the hip hop community, but we have to stay together, stay unified and uplift each other.”