Almost eight months after Nipsey Hussle‘s tragic death, his legacy as an entrepreneur and rapper is being continued in a most surprising way with a pop-up shop in New York City.
According to Billboard, Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing (TMC) store will be selling exclusive merchandise to East-Coast fans during the three-day pop up at Live Nation’s Shop Nation location in New York City. Starting from Nov. 29 to December 1, Black Friday shoppers will be able to choose from Christmas sweaters, bomber jackets, TMC sweatsuits and more for their favorite man, woman, or child.
The Instagram post announcing the venture also promises that a few special guests will be stopping through during the weekend opening.
Hussle was gunned down in Los Angeles in March. Alleged shooter Eric Holder was arrested and charged in his death. Thousands of people bought tickets to his public memorial service that was held at the Staples Center, which was followed by an almost 30-mile funeral procession through South L.A. The rapper left behind two children, Emani and Kross Ashegdom.
Earlier this month, 11-year-old Emani, celebrated her first birthday without her father. Her aunt, Samantha Smith, who is Hussle’s sister and Emani’s legal guardian, made sure her niece felt all the love and support she needed.
“Emani ain’t gon know the streets gotta keep her close to me..” Happy 11th Birthday to my Warrior princess,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post.
“You are a strong courageous powerful fearless Leader with a bright Soul and an insightful Mind. I love you endlessly and am here to celebrate life with you every step of the way!!
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“Emani ain’t gon know the streets gotta keep her close to me..” Happy 11th Birthday to my Warrior princess. You are a strong courageous powerful fearless Leader with a bright Soul and an insightful Mind. I love you endlessly and am here to celebrate life with you every step of the way!!
Actress Lauren London, who was Hussle’s long-term partner and shared a son with him, also sent birthday love to Emani by sharing a sweet picture of her and Kross, calling them her favorite “little beings.”
Earlier this month, the late rapper was posthumously nominated for the Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song at the 2020 Grammy Awards with songs, “Higher” where he was featured with DJ Khaled and John Legend, which is up for Best Rap/Sung Performance. He was also nominated for “Racks in The Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy in the categories Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.