Los Angeles, CA

News of Nipsey Hussle’s unexpected shooting death is rippling across the Hip Hop community. The Victory Lap architect was gunned down in front of his Los Angeles clothing store on Sunday afternoon (March 31).

He was reportedly hit at least six times. In a disturbing video captured of the aftermath, Nipsey appears to have a bullet wound in his head while emergency responders are delivering CPR. Although his condition was unknown shortly after the incident, he was ultimately pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Hip Hop, of course, is shattered by the turn of events and many of his fellow artists have taken to social media to express their shock, anger and sorrow.

Drake, Diddy, Rihanna, J. Cole, Killer Mike, Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D, Pharrell Williams, Ice Cube, Atmosphere, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Offset are just a sliver of those mourning the loss.

“Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this,” Drake wrote in an Instagram post. “We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long.

“You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.”

Nipsey was just 33 at the time of his death.

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