HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, the motive behind Nipsey Hussle‘s shooting was revealed by the woman who drove the getaway car for his alleged killer, Eric Holder. Also, YG’s artist Slim 400 was shot multiple times in his hometown of Compton. Lastly, DaBaby received his sentencing for his role in a shooting at a Charlotte Walmart in 2018.
Motive In Nipsey Hussle Murder Revealed By Getaway Driver
After Eric Holder allegedly shot Nipsey Hussle six times on March 31, he hopped in a car and was driven off by a getaway driver who confessed to police the fatal shooting occurred over snitching allegations.
In documents obtained by TMZ, the woman says she overheard Holder ask Nip if he was a snitch. The late rapper responded by dismissing it then asking if Holder was a snitch.
Following the interaction, Holder returned to where Nipsey was standing with a few acquaintances and fired shots at the West Coast rhymer. The Victory Lap creator was pronounced dead at 33.
Holder is currently behind bars awaiting trial. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Read more about the confession of Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer’s getaway driver here.
Slim 400 Undergoes Surgery After Shooting
YG affiliate Slim 400 was reportedly shot multiple times Friday night (June 28) in Compton.
Sources tell TMZ that Slim is currently conscious and YG was at his hospital bedside for most of the evening.
Read more about Slim 400 getting shot at here.
DaBaby Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Case
On Thursday (June 27), DaBaby faced a North Carolina judge over his involvement in a fatal shooting that occurred at a Walmart last November. He was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.
19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig got into an altercation with DaBaby while the Charlotte-bred rapper was with his two children and their mother. DaBaby claims he was acting in self-defense.
The rising star initially faced a charge for carrying a concealed gun in connection to the shooting. It was dropped in March.
Read more about DaBaby’s sentencing here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Russell Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels & Tierra Whack
Russell Simmons Calls For Non-Violent Summer In Wake Of Nipsey Hussle’s Death
After Russell Simmons penned an op-ed about gun violence in America for Black Press USA, HipHopDX spoke to the mogul about his wishes for a community still mourning over the loss of Nipsey Hussle.
“Some in the black community are suffering from a lack of self-love, a symptom of living in a white supremacist and unequal society,” Simmons told DX. “The war on drugs that endorsed and supported the prison industrial complex really watered any seeds of ignorance and violence.”
Read the full Russell Simmons interview here.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels On Run-DMC’s 35th Anniversary: “We Weren’t Trying To Be Revolutionary”
DX spoke to Darryl “DMC” McDaniels for Run-DMC’s 35th anniversary and touched on the impact of their hit record “Walk This Way.”
“When we were recording ‘Walk This Way,’ we weren’t trying to be revolutionary,” he explained. “We were just doing what we loved doing. You know, back then, you couldn’t call yourself a musician of any kind if you didn’t know your history. And for us, it wasn’t just us knowing our funk bands or our R&B crooners — although we certainly knew them — but, knowing our rock riffs, as well.”
Read the full Darryl “DMC” McDaniels interview here.
Tierra Whack Responds To FlyLo’s Album Request Over Flamin’ Hot Snacks
In May, Flying Lotus revealed his desire to make an entire album with Tierra Whack. When DX asked Whack herself about FlyLo’s request, she seemed to be down.
“He can do whatever he wants with me,” she responded before offering DX’s Jake Rohn some of her Flamin’ Hot Funyuns.
Read the full Tierra Whack interview here.